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Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz is a retelling of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz... with Tom and Jerry thrown in. What could possibly go wrong?

Followed by Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz in 2016.


Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz contains examples of...

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Dorothy's hair is more brown than auburn.
  • Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: How does Dorothy, Tom and Jerry have the same dream? Of course, as per the sequel, everything wasn't All Just a Dream.
  • Adapted Out: The psychic, alongside characters cut in the original film are never mentioned in this version.
  • Amusing Injuries: It's Tom and Jerry, it's expected.
  • Animated Adaptation: The film is an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with some comedic elements added in.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: Toto's behavior and expressions are slightly more anthropomorphic than in the original film.
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  • The Cat Came Back: One scene pays homage to the Droopy cartoons by having Tom and Jerry trying to run away from Droopy, only for the dog to constanly show up right next to them.
  • Compressed Adaptation: The scenes of Dorothy going to the psychic and meeting the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow were completely cut. Although the latter are deliberately Played for Laughs because Tom and Jerry slept through that part.
  • Crossover: A crossover between Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz.
    • Droopy and Butch/Spike appear as per usual in these movies as well.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Double Subverted, television airings have farm scenes just slightly desaturated, while the DVD/Blu-ray releases include an alternate version of the film with the farm scenes retaining their 1930s colors (sepia, grayscale).
  • Denser and Wackier: With the presence of Tom and Jerry, it is much more comedic than the 1939 film.
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  • Disneyesque: Characters from The Wizard of Oz are this, though Tom and Jerry keep their regular design.
  • Furry Confusion: Tom and Jerry are Funny Animals who are treated like humans for the most part.
  • Gender Flip: The guy who takes away Toto is female according to the script. Though this could be the result of rushing development.
  • Lighter and Softer: It's Tom and Jerry, it's expected. The added comedy adds more levity to the almost horror-like film.
  • Mythology Gag: When Tom and Jerry grab on to the edge of the witch's castle, they quickly pose in a way identical to the iconic title card.
    • An important stealth one is that this Crossover is one to one of the MGM Animation library's forgotten corners. As The Wizard of Oz entering into the MGM Animation library happened in the 1960s when Chuck Jones worked on animated bumpers for Off To See The Wizard. WB's work with the character since have been considered an MGM-legacy work as much as Tom and Jerry are.
  • Off-Model: As noted by The Nostalgia Critic, the animation tries to be natural but is too fast. Some of the faces the Wicked Witch makes also fall under this.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Dorothy's opening song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", mostly focuses on Tom and Jerry fighting.
  • Vague Age: Dorothy still looks and sounds like a teen, without any Dawson Casting at fault. This leaves it vague whether she's 8-12 like in the original books or 16 like Judy Garland was.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Toto is stylized less like a Cairn Terrier and more like a Scottish Terrier mix.

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