Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a 2017 American direct-to-DVD animated musical comedy film featuring the characters Tom and Jerry, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The film is an animated adaptation of the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with the addition of Tom and Jerry being characters in the plot and as seen from their point of view.
In a re-telling of the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Tom and Jerry help Charlie Bucket attain and find a Golden Ticket and secretly accompany him into Willy Wonka's chocolate factory to prevent one of Wonka’s rivals from stealing a special candy known as the Everlasting Gobstopper.
Why It Sucks
- Cheap and laughable character designs. Mike Teevee, for example, looks uncannily similar to Louis from We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story.
- There are many creepy facial expressions in this movie. For example, in the scene where Violet is giving the ticket to Wonka, her eyes are wonky.
- Poorly attempted humor.
- A pointless filler scene where Tom and Jerry try to return Charlie's forgotten ticket.
- The plot is rather rushed as the five Golden Tickets are found within the first few minutes.
- Tom and Jerry feel like they're just thrown in at the last minute.
- Badly suggested on this film, where at the end of the 1971 film, Mr. Wilkinson (a person who works with Willy Wonka) pretends to be Arthur Slugworth to pass the test for Charlie, however in this version it's the real Arthur Slugworth as the main antagonist of the film. This was the biggest outrage from the fans of the 1971 film.
- It butchered all the original songs; the worst was the tunnel song sung by Tuffy.
- Many of the animation of the characters are really disturbing including Tuffy going completely out of control in the tunnel scene that will give the child a nightmare.
- Extreme lack of subtlety.
- Very poor timing. This is very insensitive due to the deaths of about 5% of the original cast, especially Gene Wilder.
- At the end of the film when Mr. Wilkinson told everyone they were just pretending to be villains, here Tom shrunk both Wilkinson and Spike so he could lock them in the drawer and never hear from them again.
- The songs themselves are so copy and paste they are almost exact-replicas.
- Violet's famous blueberry inflation scene is badly animated, here's what we mean: when she turns blue, it looks more like a purple color than blue, when she swells up, not only does her belt not snap off (which happened in the original film by the way,) but when she's done swelling, she looks more overweight than a blueberry!
- While the plot is badly rushed, there's still a fair amount of focus on Charlie and Wonka's side of the story.
- Jeff Bergman returns to voice Droopy for the first time since 2010's Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes.
- This film has the scary tunnel scene from the original film, but this one is considered way crazier than the last one, and it has the same rhyme's verbatim. Tuffy even says the word "hell" uncensored. It's very clear Kath Soucie was really enjoying herself when recording this scene.
- The visuals for Slugworth's rendition of "I Want It Now" are very creative.
- We see a scene where Mr. Salt finally stands up to his daughter and roughly pull her ear and saying he's going to be more strict with her.
- Some of the slapstick with Tom and Jerry is actually kinda funny.
- The voice acting is decent.
- Great animation done by animators such as Jon McClenahan, Jeff Siergey, John Pomeroy, and Dale Baer.
- Violet being a redhead instead of a brunette is accurate to the book.