Tom & Jerry will be released in India a week before the US

Tom & Jerry will now hit theaters in India on February 19th, a full week earlier than originally announced. Warner Bros. India announced the new release date on Thursday via its social media channels. The release date in India is one week ahead of the US, where Tom & Jerry will be releasing February 26 on HBO Max (exclusive streaming service) and in theaters. In India, Tom and Jerry’s hybrid live-action / animated film will be available in English (the original language), in addition to three local dubs: Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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However, India won’t be the first market to bring the return of the legendary cat and mouse duo to the silver screen. Tom & Jerry premieres in the Netherlands on February 10th, followed by Brazil and Singapore on February 11th. Along with Iceland and Lithuania, India will be part of the next market wave on February 19. Russia and Slovakia will follow on February 25, before Tom & Jerry arrives in the US on February 26. Argentina, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Portugal will follow on March 4th. Release in Spain and France is scheduled for March 5th. In the UK, Ireland, and Japan, Tom & Jerry is due March 19th.

Whether this all goes according to plan depends of course on how the COVID-19 situation develops on site. For example, around 65 percent of theaters in the United States (including the major metropolitan areas of New York and Los Angeles) remain closed. Across the UK, theaters are closed indefinitely with a third strict nationwide lockdown. This is also the case in France, at least until the end of January. In Spain cinemas are 30 to 50 percent full. But while Americans have the option to watch Tom & Jerry at home (on HBO Max), others don’t.

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Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) is the main human role as event planner Kayla alongside Tom and Jerry in the new film, along with Michael Peña (Ant-Man and the Wasp), the hotel’s deputy general manager, Terrance, Rob Delaney (disaster )) as hotel manager Mr. DuBros, Ken Jeong (Community) as hotel chef Jackie, Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live) as the wedding groom Ben and Pallavi Sharda (Besharam) as the bride Preeta.

William Hanna, Mel Blanc and June Foray provide vocal effects to Tom and Jerry through archived audio recordings. Hanna is the co-creator of Tom and Jerry along with Joseph Barbera. Tim Story (Ride Along) leads Tom & Jerry based on a script by Kevin Costello (Brigsby Bear). Tom & Jerry is a production by Warner Animation Group, Turner Entertainment Company, and The Story Company.

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Here is the official recap from Tom & Jerry from Warner Bros .:

One of the most beloved rivalries in history is rekindled when Jerry moves into New York’s premier hotel on the eve of the “Wedding of the Century,” forcing the desperate planner of the event to hire Tom to get rid of him. Tom Jerry. “The ensuing cat and mouse fight threatens her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon an even bigger problem emerges: a devilishly ambitious employee who plots against all three. Tom and Jerry’s new adventure on a big screen, a breathtaking mix of classic animation and live action, breaks new ground for the legendary characters, forcing them to do the unthinkable … work together to save the day.

Tom & Jerry is touring India on February 19th in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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