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Western Animation / Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars

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Yep, they went to the red rock.

Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars is a 2005 Direct to Video film about Tom and Jerry accidentally getting sent to Mars during one of their trademark chases, and accidentally starting an alien invasion.

Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars contains examples of:

  • Adults Are Useless: None of the scientists or authorities on Earth can deal with the alien invasion.
  • The Ahnold: The president of the United States is based off of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Alien Invasion: The whole point of the movie.
  • Alien Lunch: Peep is perfectly fine with eating the food at the Martian kingdom's buffet, but Jerry isn't.
  • And Mission Control Rejoiced: Mission Control celebrates when the rocket with Tom and Jerry returns. Little do they know what's coming for them.
  • Attentive Shade Lowering: The President of the United States briefly lowers his glasses when sternly thanking Tom and Jerry for ending the alien invasion.
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  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: The titular duo spend most of the movie in outer space without helmets, yet neither suffer any ill-effects.
  • Big Ball of Violence: When Biff and Buzz (along with a scientist and their boss) try to catch Tom and Jerry this happens with Tom and Jerry peacefully walking out as the four foolish men beat each other.
    • When Biff and Buzz fight each other on the shuttle this happens.
  • Caring Gardener: The first two NASA employees Tom and Jerry meet are a pair of men who have artistically decorated the lawn and nearby hedges, and are deeply upset when Tom and Jerry's antics start destroying their work.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Spike is seen early in the movie being annoyed by Tom and Jerry's antics, but then he proves to be instrumental in defeating the Invince-a-tron during the climax.
  • Covers Always Lie: Nothing close to the scenario depicted on the page image happens in the movie proper: Tom does wear a space suit, but it's white instead of red and he loses it before he even gets into space, Jerry doesn't get a suit at all, and Mars isn't nearly as small as the cover makes it look.
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  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear: The last scene has Tom chased by the mech off into the sunset.
  • Humans Through Alien Eyes: The Martians think the humans are hostile when Tom accidentally wrecks their city.
  • Humanoid Aliens: The Martians are these, albeit really small.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Martian weapon, the Invince-a-tron, which is a mech with a giant vacuum.
  • Interspecies Romance: Peep falls in love with Jerry.
  • Jet Pack: In the climax, a minor NASA scientist unsuccessfully attempts to use a jetpack to escape from the giant robot's vacuum cleaner.
  • Little Green Man: The Martians are, well little, green and humanoid.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: During the climax, a female reporter has her skirt start to lift up due to the giant robot's vacuum cleaner and quickly pushes it back down.
  • Overly Long Gag: King Thingg falling down the stairs, which lasts so long a pair of Martians meet up, get Happily Married and have several children, all before he lands.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Commander Bristle's speech about the Mars mission notes that an undertaking "of this expense is very ... expensive."
  • Shout-Out: The black monolith on Mars.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The Martian scientist who discovers that Tom and Jerry are from Earth only has about a minute of screen time. Nonetheless, his revelation triggers the Martian invasion of Earth, and he later jump starts the broken giant robot to send it to Earth after the fleet.
  • Spinning Paper: Announcing Tom, Jerry and Peep as the heroes who stopped the Alien Invasion.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Prominent Martian character Grob abruptly disappears from the story right before the invasion of Earth.