THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD COMES ALIVE IN
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP’S
ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM
TOM & JERRY: ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MOUSE
TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 2, 2012
ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD WITH ULTRAVIOLET™
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BURBANK, CA (August 9, 2012) – The beloved tale of the mythical hero, Robin Hood serves as the setting for Tom and Jerry’s latest adventure in Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse, an all-new, original, animated film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, set for release October 2, 2012.Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse will be available in both high-definition Blu-ray™ for $24.98 SRP and standard DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray edition will be sold in a combo pack which includes both the Blu-ray™ and DVD editions of the film. Both editions will include UltraViolet™.
A fresh take on the classic story, Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse is an action-packed family film filled with laugh-out-loud moments and fur-flying exploits that only our favorite cat and mouse duo can deliver! The tussling twosome are at it again, when Jerry, as the smallest member of Robin Hood’s gang encounters Tom, a feline squire to Maid Marian. Not only are the cat and mouse from opposite sides of the moat, but Tom is secretly working as a spy for the Sheriff of Nottingham and evil Prince John. But when the villains succeed in capturing Robin, Tom realizes to his horror that they intend on harming Marion as well. So he joins forces with Jerry, not only saving their respective humans but allowing for the safe return of King Richard as well.
“When you combine two great classics such as the timeless tale of Robin Hood and the lovable antics of Tom & Jerry, the result is Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse, a brand-new, must-see film that kids and adults will love to watch time and again,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, “This movie is a great companion toTom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz and Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes, two original films which were also based on classics and were a hit with fans. We are delighted to offer consumers a fresh take on these legendary tales.”
Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood ‘s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focus on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice, for Cartoon Network. WBA will also produce series and additional original content for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block, which debuts in 2012. In addition to TV series, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The first three shorts premiered in 2010, the most recent short — I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat — was released in November 2011, and two additional cartoons will debut in 2012. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
About Warner Premiere
Warner Premiere, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, specializes in the development and production of both features and digital content for home entertainment platforms. Past projects include Another Cinderella Story, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Batman: Under the Red Hood, as well as the digital series Watchmen Motion Comics. Warner Premiere is at the creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace, producing properties that exemplify the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.