Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

2010 NR PT50M DVD

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Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

2010 NR PT50M DVD
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Featuring the voices of Malcolm McDowell, Michael York and John Rhys-Davies, this full-length animated mystery finds Tom and Jerry matching wits with the incomparable Sherlock Holmes and his dutiful sidekick, Watson, in a case involving stolen gems. It goes without saying, of course, that a wily game of cat and mouse ensues. But which of the famous duos will get to the bottom of things first? It's elementary!
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.0
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there are spooky, dark scenes more suited to a Scooby-Doo cartoon, plus loads of slapstick cartoon violence. There are also racy scenes in which a lead female dances for a room full of hot-blooded males who whistle and go gaga over her.

Sexual Content

Considering the audience, some of the material is iffy. The only female character sings a song that mentions her bosom (not once, but twice.) She dances in a fashion that shows her underwear, and she undresses in silhouette behind a screen in front of Tom, Jerry, Sherlock Holmes, and Watson.

Violence

Slapstick cartoon violence in every scene can be jarring, though pretty typical of Tom and Jerry cartoons: forks in rear ends, items swallowed so that the character looks like the shovel, coin, mailbox, etc... A stack of bricks is dropped on Tom's head so that he comes out looking like a brick, tails set on fire, perilous falls from great heights. Lots of bonks on the head, doors slammed in faces, and so on. There is even a scene where a character promises a "rendez-vous with pain" and proceeds to beat the offender off camera.

Language

"Bosom."

Social Behavior

This cat and mouse team fight with intensity, though it is to be expected, since that's what they've always done. However, the treatment of the only female in the cast as a love object is rather unexpected. Granted, females have been whistled at in cartoons before, but this character dances a suggestive dance, showing her bloomers and singing about her bosom. Since when does Sherlock Holmes cavort with showgirls? Why should he start now?

Consumerism

Diamonds and the crown jewels are sought after and stolen.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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