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Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry is the third movie in the Tom and Jerry Direct-to-Video movie series. After their house is destroyed in (what else?) another of their battles, Tom and Jerry end up evicted and forced to find somewhere else to live. Cue a mansion being advertised on TV as the prize of The Fabulous Super Race, a race around several of the world's most iconic locations. With new vehicles and new challengers, the titular duo find themselves in the race of a lifetime.


Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry contains examples of:

  • The Alleged Car: Tom's car remains a piece of junk even after he fixes it in the junkyard, and constantly malfunctions, misfires and falls apart.
  • The Big Race: The Fabulous Super Race.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tom, of course. He gets run over, crushed by his own car, inked in the face, frozen, and then some.
  • Continuity Nod: A poster for Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars can be seen in Hollywood during the final sprint.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive:
    • J.W. Globwobbler, the executive producer of The Fabulous Super Race and head of a major studio. It's clear from the get-go that he cares more about the ratings his race gets then the race itself, resulting in many racers getting killed or lost.
    • To a lesser extent, the President of Hollywood. While he's just as indifferent to the race as J.W., he does care a lot about Hollywood's image, and shows he's not afraid to literally incinerate studio executives that disappoint him.
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  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Steed Dirkly. After pausing to woo a beautiful mermaid he discovers that she has razor sharp teeth. We cut to the hosts who receive word that he's being served as a meal. They describe said meal in detail before deciding it sounds delicious.
  • Darker and Edgier: Somewhat. All of the racers barring the titular duo are either missing or dead by the end of the movie.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Gorthan, the Destroyer of Light. Despite having a scary/sinister theme in his and his car's design, and his magic, he is one of the nicer contestants.
  • Disintegrator Ray: How Hollywood's president "fires" J.W.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: At one point during the final sprint, Tom and Jerry end up racing so fast they end up knocking the Statue of Liberty's robes off, leaving her in a bikini. Said statue then does a provocative pose and Tom and Jerry turn back to look at her. Tom even does a Wolf Whistle!
  • It's All About Me: One of the racers, Steed Dirkly, has this as the center theme of his personality.
  • Karma Houdini: Biff and Buzz do not get any repercussions for tricking Gorthan into licking a pole.
  • Killed Off for Real: Several of the racers die.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Grammy may appear to be your standard sweet old lady, but she's actually an incredibly deadly racer who makes it quite far in the race. Not even death stopped her from returning (as a ghost) to sabotage Tom.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Punchy the Boxing Kangaroo's specialty: he unloads beatings on Biff and, after he saws Australia in half, Tom.
    • Also after the race ends in a tie, J.W. Globwobbler informs Tom & Jerry that contracts says they have to do the race all over again. They don't take this well and beat the living daylights out of him.
  • Shout-Out: The movie's title is an obvious reference to The Fast and the Furious.
  • Wacky Racing: The movie's primary theme.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: One of the racers, Dr. Professor, gets blown up by his own antimatter engine before the race begins.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The last time we see "Soccer Mom" is when she escapes her car right before it sinks into quicksand. She sets off with her backpack into the jungle and a load of creepy looking bug silhouettes ominously cloud the camera. To twist the knife even further, the epilogue states that she hasn't ever been found despite intense searching efforts.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: At the start of the race, Soccer Mom names all of her kids during a brief interview with the hosts. Amongst those name named is "Angus" who is a girl.

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