Two groups of classic cartoon characters come together in this fun-filled crossover with the popular action-adventure animated series Jonny Quest. Fans of all ages won't want to miss this ...
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Two groups of classic cartoon characters come together in this fun-filled crossover with the popular action-adventure animated series Jonny Quest. Fans of all ages won't want to miss this heart-stopping adventure as tussling twosome Tom and Jerry join Jonny Quest and his pal Hadji and embark on a dangerous spy mission in order to save the world. It's just another day at the beach for the dueling Tom and Jerry ... until they bump into world-class junior spies Jonny Quest and Hadji and their canine companion, Bandit. When longtime Quest family nemesis Dr. Zin discovers that Jonny's father, Dr. Benton Quest, possesses a device that could solve the world's energy problems, Zin sends his evil cat army to steal it and capture Benton and his bodyguard, Race Bannon. That's when Jonny and his new furry friends spring into action! Get set for intrigue, thrills and suspense for the whole family. Tia Carrere and Tim Matheson lend their voices.
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein for the Hanna Barbera set
Warner Bros have 3, maybe 4 lines of cartoon movies for the direct market. DC, Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry and with the Flintstones vs WWE, maybe the Flintstones too.
I have window shopping other T&J movies while waiting for this to arrive, and the cat and mouse team did Blast Off For Mars which is a similar title to Abbott and Costello Go To Mars.
And like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in this movie we have a slapstick comedy team sliding effortlessly into an existing adventure franchise to bring a little comedy with out diminishing the adventure of the story.
If you can like a pairing of Tom and Jerry with the Quest team, this movie does not disappoint. There are a few incredulous moments you have to go with, but as the action never lets up, they are super forgivable. And if you are a fan of Tom and Jerry, this movie has 3- 5 break-out scenes of cat and mouse tomfoolery.
The movie opens with a Spike and Tyke cameo, and features visits from Droopy and Jezebel Jade. (Though disappointingly there is one animation of Droopy run twice the same way.) James Hong gives Doctor Zin a level of character never before seen, and will have you wondering if the voice isn't Ken Jeong.
The character designs by Dan Haskett are wonderful in a very John K type of way, when Kricfalusi isn't trying to gross people out.
This is giant piles of fun that never lets up. My hope is that this movie does so well that Jonny Quest will get more direct market movies and that, like the Mummy and Invisible man sequels to A&C Meet Frankenstein, Tom and Jerry might visit Space Ghost and The Herculoids. Thundarr The Barbarian would probably be a bridge too far, for a Tom and Jerry crossover. But if they made it, I would watch it.
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