Trivia / Tom and Jerry: The Movie

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $3.5 million (Not counting marketing costs). Box office, $3,560,469 (domestic).
  • Creator Killer: Making Tom & Jerry talk led to director/producer Phil Roman's cinematic career getting silenced for two decades; he strictly remained in television animation with The Simpsons and Garfield adaptations.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Dana Hill as Jerry.
  • Follow the Leader: The pathos filled orphan plot? The musical numbers? The hammy bad guys (one of whom is voiced by Tony Jay)? Its very obvious that the film was a shameless attempt at cashing in on Disney's renaissance during the early 90's, with Tom and Jerry thrown in for marquee value. Suffice to say, it didn't work.
  • I Knew It!: This film confirms the fan theory that Tom and Jerry enjoy their game of cat and mouse. Once they're homeless, they get along like a house on fire.
  • The Other Darrin: Technically the title characters, who previously had a slew of other voice actors the few times they'd been voiced. This was the first (and only) time Richard Kind and Dana Hill voiced Tom and Jerry respectively.
  • Star-Derailing Role: This was the last movie voice actress Dana Hill was in prior to her death, and it didn't help the career of her or Richard Kind out much when they voiced the duo.
  • Stillborn Franchise: As far as playing in movie theaters goes, any and all Tom & Jerry movies past this one TV movies; this came not too long after The Jetsons also bombed out at the box office, and although The Flintstones fared well, Hanna-Barbera never really got on the cinema map.
  • What Could Have Been: Aside from Robyn's original name being Cricket, Puggsy and Frankie were to have MUCH larger roles, actually accompanying Robyn, Tom and Jerry on their quest to find Robyn's father.