Jewel heists around the city of London befuddle Scotland Yard and the beautiful singer Red is framed for the crook. Only the legendary Sherlock Holmes can find the real thief with the help of his assistant Dr. Watson--and of course, Tom and Jerry. But finding clues and cracking the case will be elementary compared to keeping the peace between these raucous rivals as they scamper, scurry, scoot and speed along the streets, alleys and rooftops in the name of justice. Familiar friends Tuffy, Butch, Droopy and many more cleverly round out the motley crew of characters and possible suspects in this brilliant fusion of classic detection and energetic animation!
An original movie starring an animated Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Professor Moriarty, and classic Hanna-Barbera characters Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
is 50 minutes of mystery, intrigue, and cartoon tomfoolery. When a trio of cat burglars launches a plan to steal the valuable Punjab diamond and frame Miss Red as the culprit, Holmes and Watson set off to investigate the case and leave Tom and Jerry in charge of protecting Miss Red. The continually feuding cat and mouse team find themselves doing more than their share of the investigating. They wind up uncovering an even bigger plot while barely managing to keep Miss Red, and each other, in one piece as they encounter all the cartoon obstacles one would expect, like rakes, rolling barrels, and slamming gates. While the animation and some of the details in this production have been modernized, classic Tom and Jerry
fans will be pleased to find that the overall look has not changed that significantly from the original cartoons. Michael York, John Rhys, and Malcolm McDowell voice Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Professor Moriarty, respectively, and their significant talent lends a real sense of believability to the classic detective team and their nemesis Professor Moriarty, even if the sleuthing methods of everyone involved are rather oversimplified. There are also some surprise encounters with other favorite Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, including Droopy, Butch, Spike, and Tuffy. While Tom and Jerry get the bulk of the screen time, in the end it's the collaboration between all four sleuths that leads to solving the case and ensuring that everyone lives to see another day. Sure, the film is full of exaggerated cartoon violence and some detective work that's a little too simple, but it's good cartoon fun that's entertaining for young and old alike. (Ages 5 and older) --Tami Horiuchi