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WB Will Stick Tom & Jerry Into Anything, Including ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’

Warner Bros. has announced its 13th(!) direct-to-video feature starring the classic cat-and-mouse duo Tom & Jerry.

In this film, Tom and Jerry find themselves wedged into the plot of another WB-owned property, the 1971 feature Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory:

The Willy Wonka production designs and human characters appear to overwhelm the film’s budget, but another trailer recently released online, which looks to be a sequence from the opening of the film, isn’t nearly as garish as the trailer above. In this clip (below), the poses and timing are sharper, the characters behave fairly much like themselves, and the backgrounds even attempt a pleasant watercolor-feeling.

In any case, WB seems to be giving people what they want. Last fall, a group of people online began developing their own Tom & Jerry meet Willy Wonka fanfic.

The reaction on Twitter has been predictably Twitter:

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