Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale

Synopsis: Tom and his army of stray cats take over Jerry's magical kingdom of living toys. Chased by Tom and his cronies, Jerry must find the Toymaker and get help to win his kingdom back before sunrise when the window of opportunity closes.
47 min

Once upon a Christmas Eve...

... the Nutcracker ballet was performed

to everyone's delight.

And while this ballet

had many admirers...

... in this theater, it had no greater fan

than little Jerry Mouse.

Meanwhile, outside the theater...

King of the cats

That's what he is

Takin ' all our sustenance

Like it was really his

Greedy to a fault

Bully to us all

He'll only be your friend

So you can take the fall

But he's really something special

Something you just can 't deny

Everybody raise a cheer

Mainly 'cause we know he's here

Everybody raise a cheer

To the king of the cats

King of the cats

That's what I am

Pushing 'em around

Because I know I can

Greedy to a fault

Bully to 'em all

- He'll only be your friend

- So you can take the fall

But he's really something special

Something you just can 't deny

Everybody raise a cheer

Mainly 'cause we know he's here

Everybody raise a cheer

To the king of the cats

Now he must sadly wait...

... another long year

until the next performance.

Nothing for Jerry in this empty place...

... except his love of the ballet.

If only he could dance.

What's the use of pretending?

These things never change.

Why, that would take a miracle.

Bravo! Bravo!

But wait! A mouse needs more.

And a mouse king needs his royal court.

No worries. You can't hurt a quality toy.

And a ballet needs a ballerina.

A lovely couple, no? Sorry.

Come to think of it,

a mouse king needs a kingdom too.

Even if it's built on fragile magic.

But of course,

magic affects both friend and foe alike.

Boys, round up them worthless toys.

I'm taking over this kingdom.

Oh, Jerry, what shall we do?

Cease and desist, pussycat.

This is Monsieur Jerry's wish.

All he wanted was to dance.

And this kingdom

sprang from those desires.

We must respect his dream, no?

Oh, Mr. Cat, I have a present for you.


Thanks. It's what I've always wanted.

Isn't that a bomb?

A bomb?!

Somebody, do something.

Slacker. Stop those toys.

Get moving!

Whoa, Nelly!

Prime Minister Lackey!

So, what's the state of my kingdom?

I have some grave misgivings

about the treatment of the toys.

Enough. You're bringing me down.

So where's that little dancing doll?

Prepare to be amused.

Oh, goody. Take a hike, Tim.

Now, how about a little dance?

Oh, I get it. You need music.

Not a big fan of the banjo, huh?

I will never dance for you.

You've ruined everything.

Everybody seems pretty happy

around here to me.

It doesn't matter. There's nothing

you or anybody can do about it.

You forget about Jerry.

Your little mouse king? That's a riot.

Don't underestimate him.

He will never give up.

You can't give up yet.

Why, alls we need is a great idea.

Sorry, I can only talk

if someone gives my string a pull.

I was thinking,

we need someone to aid us.


And I have this tag

that reads "The Toymaker."

Well, I got one too. Kind of itches.

So you think

we should find the Toymaker?

If he even exists.

Of course he does.

Somebody made us

and his name is Toymaker.

Yes, but where can we find him?

Well, maybe you can

contribute something here.

Follow the star?

I guess that's worked before.

You know, I've been thinking...

...maybe it wouldn't hurt

to finish off that mouse.

Just to be on the safe side.

So whom should we send?

- How about Tim?

- I think you mean Tom.

Very well, Tim it is.

Tom, sir.

Tim, take all the men you need

and make sure...

...that mouse never comes back.

Get it?

So, by the command of the cat king...

... Tom gathered his troops

and set off to catch a mouse.

We're marching off to fight

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Spike Brandt

Spike Brandt is an American director, writer, and animator, who is a veteran at Warner Bros. Animation. Along with Tony Cervone, he is the director and supervising producer of Tom & Jerry direct-to-video films, Duck Dodgers and The Looney Tunes Show. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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