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Tom and Jerry: The Nights of the Were Mice is an animated Halloween horror-comedy one-reel short film starring Tom and Jerry. It was the 165th Tom and Jerry cartoon to be produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Turner Entertainment Co., directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, and written by Gene Grillo, with the voice casting being provided by Studiopolis, OkraTron 5000, and Canada's Voice Box Productions, the animation services by Digital eMation and TMS Entertainment, sound effects by Fizz Sound Creation, Jet Sound Engine, Swara Productions and Anime Sound Production, and the music by Michael Tavera. The short will be announced for its development and then for its release, attached to the world premiere of Tom and Jerry: Frosty's Winter Wonderland at Warner Bros. Movie World on Australia's Gold Coast during the Southern Hemisphere's June/July school holidays. and on the film's DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital releases sometime during the fall or Halloween seasons. The short will be divided into two parts, with the first half showing up before the Tom and Jerry holiday film, and the second half coming after the film.

Summary

On Halloween at Starling Enterprise, Jerry tells Tuffy, Tom, Ferdinand and his Vampire Mouse friend, Karras, the greatest-of-all spooky stories of how he can transform into a gigantic monster mouse at the sight of the full moon to fight for justice and defend his girlfriend Chérie against the evil werewolf and his band of meanest and toughest animal crooks who terrorize the small and peaceful American town.

Plot

Part 1

The short begins one Halloween evening at the Starling Enterprises mansion, with Tom (Richard Kind) helping himself to one special piece of Halloween candy: a giant swirl lollipop with the combination of orange and blackcurrant flavors. Jerry (Stephanie Nadolny) and his nephew Tuffy (Kath Soucie) were watching from their mouse hole, with their tongues hanging out in surprise at the sight of the giant pop. Tuffy suggests that rather than picking one candy for each of themselves before giving away the rest to the trick-or-treating children, they should join Tom in devouring the swirl pop, but Jerry says that they will after they had to play one of their favorite spooky tricks on Tom: pretending to be like monsters. Tuffy was not sure about that, and he tells his uncle that they have to wait until Robyn, Mr. Starling, Pristine Figg (not seen until the near end of the cartoon) came home from their long Halloween shopping in which they have already left for. Jerry ensures that since they're gone away, then it will be okay to do some horrifying acts without harm.

Part 2

Characters

  • Tom Cat: A grayish-blue cat.
  • Jerry Mouse: A brown mouse who tells Tom, Jerry, Ferdinand and his vampire bat friend Karas the most spookiest story of how he fight the crimes using his ability to transform into a Were Mouse, using the full moon. Earlier, when he, Tuffy and Karas were playing their scary tricks on Tom and Ferdinand, he pretends to be a vampire mouse (as he previously did in The Tom and Jerry Show: Vampire Mouse).
  • Monster Jerry: A super-strong mega muscular transformation of Jerry, triggered by the moon's Blutz Wave. In the normal Jerry's story, his monstrous form portrays the role of the Were Mouse, just like his cousin Muscles'.
  • Nibbles "Tuffy" Mouse: A little grey mouse with a white diaper, who is Jerry's nephew.
  • Muscles" Mouse: Jerry's cousin.
  • Toodles Galore: A white cat, who is Tom's girlfriend.
  • Toots Mouse (The Tom and Jerry Show, 2014): A purple scarf-wearing light brown mouse, who is Jerry's girlfriend.
  • Uncle Harry (The Tom and Jerry Show [2014]: Pecos' younger brother, and Jerry and Tuffy's uncle.
  • The Vampire Mouse (The Tom and Jerry Show [2014]: A black vampire bat from Hildie and Beatie's house in the forests of England, who came to Starling Enterprise to meet Tom, Jerry, Tuffy and Ferdinand. After playing along with Jerry and Tuffy in scaring Tom and Ferdinand, he joins in to hear Jerry's story about his adventure with his Were Mouse powers. Since being mentioned by Jerry in Tom and Jerry Meet Frosty the Snowman, the Vampire Mouse is named Karras.
  • Quacker Jeff Duck: A yellow duckling who is the friend of Jerry.
  • Fifi: Quacker's girlfriend.
  • Zazu is a hornbill who serves as Mufasa's majordomo at the beginning of the film and later, Simba's when he becomes king. (from Disney's "The Lion King")
  • Spike the Bulldog:
  • Tyke: A puppy who is Spike's son.
  • Butch Cat
  • Meathead Cat
  • Lightning Cat
  • Topsy Cat

Cast

English

  • Richard Kind - Tom Cat
  • Stephanie Nadolny - Jerry Mouse
  • John DiMaggio - Monster Jerry
  • Kath Soucie - Nibbles "Tuffy" Mouse
  • Benjamin Diskin - Karras the Vampire Mouse
  • Grey Griffin - Toodles Galore
  • Tara Strong - Toots Mouse
  • Maurice LaMarche - "Muscles" Mouse
  • Tony Anselmo - Quacker Jeff Duck
  • Kari Wahlgren - Fifi
  • Joey D'Auria - Butch Cat
  • Frank Welker- Meathead Cat
  • Roger Craig Smith - Lightning Cat
  • Elizabeth Topsy - Topsy Cat
  • Spike Brandt - Spike Bulldog
  • Sam Lavagnino - Tyke Bulldog
  • Jeff Bennett - Zazu the Hornbill

Credits

  • Produced and Directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone
  • Written by Gene Grillo
  • Based on Characters Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbara
  • Associate Producer: Jim Wyatt
  • Executive Producer: Sam Register
  • Line Producers: Monica Mitchell, Kimberly S. Moreau
  • Edited by Dave Courter and Philip Malamuth
  • Music by Michael Tavera
  • Casting and Voice Direction: Maria Estrada, Wes Gleason
  • Voice Directors:
    • Studiopolis, Inc.:
      • Ryan Johnston
    • OkraTron 5000, Inc.:
      • Christopher R. Sabat
    • Voice Box Productions, Inc.:
      • Terry Klassen
  • Production Managers: Christine Deitner, Bianca Margiotta, Dawn Merkel
  • Assistant Production Managers: Hanah Lee Cook, Victoria Thornberry
  • Art Direction: Mike Peraza
  • Character Design: Dan Haskett
  • Prop Design: Shane M. Corn, Lance Flak, Jerry Richardson, Norm Ryang, Chad Townsend
  • Character Cleanup: Douglas Ninneman
  • Character Layout and Animation: Dale Baer, Spike Brandt, Rick Farmiloe, Milton Grey, Gary Hartle, Dan Haskett, T. Dan Hofstedt, Jon McClenahan, Mario Menjivar, Michael Nickelson, John Pomeroy, Ruben Procopio, Lenord Robinson, Larry Scholl, Jeff Siergey, Robert Sledge, Neal Sternecky, Bill Waldman, Andreas Wessel-Therhorn
  • Background Key Design: Ted Blackman, Eric N. Clark, Luciano Herrera, Ben Kendall, Gary Montalbano, Gary Mouri, Andy Phillipson, Chuck Ragins, Jonathan Renoni, George Stokes
  • Background Paint: Chris Brock, James Gallego, Luciano Herrera, Joseph Holt, Michael Inman, Ryan Magno, Pete Oswald, Donna Prince, Leonard Robledo, Jesse Silver, Maryann Thomas, Richard Ziehler-Martin
  • Color Stylist: Sylvia Filcak, Shawnee Holt, Claire Lenth, Ivan Mendoza, Hannah Nance Partlow, Maribel Pozos
  • Storyboard: Spike Brandt, Barry Caldwell, Sahin Ersoz, Rick Farmiloe, David "Pez" Hofmann, Amber Hollinger, Larry Leker, John Pomeroy, Lenord Robinson, Larry Scholl, Robert Sledge, Neal Sternecky, Byron Vaughns
  • Storyboard Cleanup: Dave Alvarez, Julian Chaney, Shavonne Cherry, Tracy Lee, Kexx Singleton
  • Animation Timing: Kent Butterworth, Sean Dempsey, Tom Mazzocco, Herb Moore, Frank Weiss
  • Animation Checking: Chuck Gefre, Justin Schultz
  • Supervising Technical Director: Matt Girardi
  • Effects Animation: Aaron Chavda, Andy Jolliff, Rosanna Lyons, Jason Plapp, Timothy N. Ryan
  • Supervising Directors:
    • TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.:
      • Toshihiko Masuda, Nobuo Tomizawa, Shingo Ishikawa, Shuhei Yamamoto, Junko Yamanaka
    • Digital eMation, Inc.
      • Taejoon Kim, Sungwoo Lee
  • Animation Directors:
    • TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.:
      • Shinpei Kobayashi, So Kato, Masayuki Fujita, Shingo Ishikawa, Keizo Shimizu, Masayuki Nomoto, Fumio Matsumoto, Tatsuya Oka, Miyako Tanitsu, Shigeki Awai, Kayo Nomichi, Kumiko Shishido, Kiyotaka Ida, Atsuko Takahashi, Yasunari Nitta, Togaru Masahiro, Miwa Oshima
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Ikhwan Yim, Yungwon Jung, Mikyung Myung, Dongwon Jung, Kyungwon Yim
  • Assistant Animation Directors:
    • TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.:
      • Tatsumube Inatsu, Chie Matsumoto
  • Production Support (Overseas):
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Scarlet Sookyung Kim, Sunmi Park, Ini Song, Agatha Sarim Kim, Ashley Hee-Eun Bae, Sujin Jung
  • Layout Artists:
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Kyoochang Lee, Eunghwan Oh, Chang-Han Kim, Myung-Im Kang, Jongdae Lee, Kyungwon Yim, Joonchan Kim, Yoonkyung Jo, Yong-Woon Jo, Byunghwee Kim, Jihoon Lee, Seohan Kim
  • Key Animation:
    • TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.:
      • Aya Yamaguchi, Chie Nagano, Chiyo Hosokawa, Daisuke Agata, Daisuke Ochi, Etsuko Yokoyama, Hiroaki Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Oikawa, Hitoshi Kagiyama, Katsuji Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Saitō, Kumi Hashimoto, Kumiko Kakoi, Kumiko Kasuga, Kyoko Hyodo, Manami Ishiguro, Masaaki Satou, Masahiro Ando, Masako Onozawa, Masako Watanabe, Masato Ikeda, Masayuki Nomoto, Masayuki Yagi, Megumi Imai, Mitsuyo Tsuno, Rie Horinouchi, Ryoko Fujikawa, Saori Yamamoto, Satoshi Katou, Setsuko Umino, Shigeki Awai, Shigeyuki Suga, Shinya Kameyama, Takaaki Fukuyo, Takafumi Furusawa, Takashi Matsumoto, Takeshi Moriyama, Takumi Ouchi, Toshihiko Masuda, Yasuhiro Fujita, Yasuko Miyazaki, Yoshiyuki Kikuchi, Yumi Horie
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Jaeong Kim, Youngsub Jung, Bongkeun Kim, Namgil Jo, Kyungwook Min, Jinsoo Hong, Yun-Goo Kang, Yoonbae Kim, Songpil Kim, Seunghoon Yang, Yangsoo Lee, Jinyul Jang, Insul Hwang, Eunmi Lee, Kidong Lee, Hangduk Jo, Soojong Lee, Daekown Lee
  • Model Checking:
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Minyun Lee, Wooram Shim, Eunmi Kim
  • In-Between Checking:
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Chulki Hong, Chulmin Kim, Jong-Gook Lee, Naksoo Choi, Namgi Kim, Heejung Kim, Myungho Kim, Mijung Jun, Heenam Jo
  • Final Checking:
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Hyowon Choi, Seungyong Jung
  • Backgrounds:
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Sunhee Heo, Joongho Park, Kyungsook Park, Haesung Kim, Hyunhee Oh
  • Digital Ink and Paint:
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Miyung Park, Yong Ahn, Sunyung Ham, Yoonim Lee, Woonrye Jung
  • Computer Graphics:
    • TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.:
      • Hitoshi Uehara (TMS Jinni's)
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Eddie Jaeil Byun, Daeguen Hong
  • Composition:
    • Digital eMation, Inc.:
      • Seungwhan Kim, Eun-Ah Ha, Jinho Heo, Gang-Ok Kim, Yooil Park, Juhee Yang
  • Post-Production Executives:
    • Warner Bros. Animation, Inc.:
      • Greg Emerson
    • Jet Sound Engine Co., Ltd.:
      • Hidenori Arai
    • Fizz Sound Creation Co., Ltd.:
      • Masahiro Shoji
  • Post-Production Manager: Rebecca Unger
  • Sound Engineers:
    • Fizz Sound Creation Co., Ltd.:
      • Hidenori Ishida, Masahiro Shoji, Taizo Nakayama, Takanori Takamatsu, Yasushi Hirata, Takayoshi Ohira
    • Swara Productions Co., Ltd.:
      • Katsumi Ito, Daisuke Jimbo, Ijo Okuda, Kiyotaka Kawada, Yuji Furuya, Yasuyuki Konno, Toshiki Arita
    • Anime Sound Production Co., Ltd.:
      • Shoji Kato, Kenichi Mori, Toru Noguchi
    • Jet Sound Creation Co., Ltd.:
      • Akihiko Matsuda, Hidenori Arai, Mutsuhiro Nishimura
  • Recording Machine Operator: Jeff O. Collins
  • Track Readers: Wilson Martinez, Fred Salinas
  • Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor: Mark A. Keatts
  • Dialogue/ADR Editors: Kelly Foley Downs, Patrick J. Foley, Mike Garcia, Masahiro Shoji, Kentaro Washio, Masami Kitakata, Yui Kazama
  • Online Editor: Darren Griffiths
  • Assistant Editors: Melissa Bailey, Michael G. Buck, Gabriel Thorburn
  • Production Administrator: Daphne Fei
  • Production Support (USA): Cher Bentley, Tina Fallah, Audrey Kim, Andrea Lo, Tamara Miles, Jill Share, Kira Tirimacco, Renee Toporzysek
  • Casting Administration: Liz Carroll
  • Production Accounting: Yadira Davis, Debbie Lindquist, Maral Simonian, Athena Wingate
  • Rights and Clearences: Brendan Brasier
  • Business and Legal Affairs: Lori Blackstone, Sharmalee Lall, Rebecca Mathany, Bonnie Negrete, Britton Payne, Joulene St. Catherine
  • Production Supervision: Bobbie Page
  • Production Management: Ed Adams
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Jay Bastian
  • © Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
  • TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of © Turner Entertainment Co.

Company Credits

  • Production: Turner Entertainment Co., Inc., Warner Bros. Animation, Inc.
  • Voice Casting Facilities: Studiopolis, Inc., OkraTron 5000, Inc., Voice Box Productions, Inc.
  • Animation Services: TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd., Digital eMation, Inc.
  • Recording Facilities: Soundworks, The Toho Sound Studio, Audio Planning U, Inc., Half H·P Studio Co., Ltd.
  • Post-Production Sound Services: Advantage Audio, Inc., Anime Sound Production Co., Ltd., Fizz Sound Creation Co., Ltd., Jet Sound Engine Co., Ltd., Swara Productions Co., Ltd.

Production

Development

Story

Concept Art

Character Designs (Model Sheets)

More Characters (coming soon):
  • Monster Jerry
  • Toots "Chérie Mouse (The Tom and Jerry Show [2014])
  • Karras The Vampire Mouse (The Tom and Jerry Show [2014])

Storyboards

Voice Casting

Animation

When pre-production was completed, the short will be animated by TMS Entertainment and its subsidiary Telecom Animation Film in Tokyo, Japan.

Sound Effects

In addition to the short film's animation in Japan, classic anime sound effects are provided by Fizz Sound Creation, Jet Sound Engine, Swara Productions and Anime Sound Production.

Music

Trivia

  • After Vampire Mouse, a short episode of The Tom and Jerry Show (2014), Jerry's vampire bat friend makes an appearance in this short film. This time, he was named Karras since Tom and Jerry Meet Frosty the Snowman. Performed by Benjamin Diskin, his voice is an resemblance to the voices of Numbuh 2 from Codename: Kids Next Door and Shoutmon from Digimon Fusion.
  • The scenes where Jerry and Tuffy pulls haunting pranks on Tom and Ferdinand with Karras re-meeting and joining the mouse uncle and nephew by using their Halloween costumes will use either stock footage or recycled animation of Jerry's vampire disguise and trick from The Tom and Jerry Show (2014): Vampire Mouse.
  • The stages of Jerry, Tuffy and Muscles' transformations into Were Mice are similar to the Saiyans' Great Ape transformations in the Dragon Ball franchise. For example, sunlight reflecting from the full moon is the creation of an energy source known as the Blutz Wave, which reaches 17,000,000 zenos. When Jerry, Tuffy and Muscles absorb the Blutz Wave's 17,000,000 zenos by looking at the moon, a reaction occurs within their bodies and causes them to transform.
  • Lickboot does not appear in the short, but is mentioned.
  • Running Time: 120 - 115 Minutes.
  • Rated PG (Parental Guidance) due to mild threat, horror, violence, injury detail, infrequent mild bad language.

Scripts

Part 1

Tuffy's Introduction

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Tuffy:

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Tuffy:

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Tuffy:

(????)

Tuffy:

Tom: (scared:) W-w-w-were mice...?

Tuffy:

Jerry:

(???)

Tom:

Tuffy:

(????)

Tom:

Jerry:

Opening Titles (Scott Bradley's Tom and Jerry Theme)

Halloween Night at Starling Enterprise/Ghoulish Tricks on Tom and Ferdinand

Facts About Monsters/Jerry's Story

[We now dissolve to Tom, Jerry, Tuffy, Karas and Ferdinand warming themselves at the fireplace. Tuffy watches as Jerry and Karras are treating Tom's injuries from his fall down the stairs with first aid kit, while the cat is frowning at how the mouse, his nephew, and his mouse-like vampire bat friend were scaring him]

Jerry: (wrapping Tom's broken arm in bandages while he is holding it carefully) Thomas, don't be mad. We didn't mean to nearly have you killed. We just wanted to have fun, that's why it's Halloween.

Tuffy: Yeah. It was one of the best times to play tricks or jokes, especially scary ones. Lost your Halloween spirit already?

[????]

Tom:

[????]

Ferdinand: No, no, no, no, no.

[????]

Karras:

Tom: (whimpering in pain:) No, if it weren't for you and Jerry, I would've lost a lot of blood, even to you two. That's why I call instead death by non-stop bleeding.

[????]

Karras: That's not it, Tom. I may be a vampire bat, but neither I nor Jerry won't take one sip of your blood. Not if it's contaminated or infected in some cases.

[????]

Tuffy: If you ask us, Karras, it may be worse than having a house full of real monsters.

Jerry:

Tuffy: Uncle Jer, is it possible that monsters supposedly rise every Halloween night?

Jerry:

[????]

Tom: Were Mice?

[????]

Karras:

[????]

Tom:

Jerry:

A Peaceful American Village/Talbot and his Thugs

Were Mouse Muscles to the Rescue/A Rodent Laboratory

Talbot Returns/Mice Vs. Wolves/Jerry's First Transformation (final chapter)

Tuffy's After-Show Announcement

Part 2

Tuffy's Welcome Back Introduction

Opening Titles (Scott Bradley's Tom and Jerry Theme)

Jerry's Monstrous Story Continues/"What's the Source of the Moon's Energy?"

Were Mouse Jerry Defeats the Wolves

A Girl Mouse and A Were Mouse

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