Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale is an American direct-to-video animated Christmas fantasy comedy film, released in 2007. The film was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Turner Entertainment Co. and is the first Tom and Jerry film directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone. It is the fifth direct-to-video Tom and Jerry film and is a semi-adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann, with Jerry in the role of the Nutcracker and Tom in the role of one of the Mouse King's henchmen.
A Nutcracker Tale would be the last animated production that Joseph Barbera worked on before his death on December 18, 2006; the film was dedicated to his memory. It was also the last animated direct-to-video film released under the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label, before Warner Bros. ceased using the company's name for animated productions, the following year.
On August 13, 2020, it was announced that the film would be released on Blu-ray and special edition DVD as paired with Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers. The bundle released on October 27, 2020.
Sound Effects Used
- Hollywoodedge, Big Metal Clangthud CRT031902
- Hollywoodedge, Cat Domestic Meow Ang AT010501
- Hollywoodedge, Funny Sgl Chicken CRT011001
- Hollywoodedge, Wet Splats Various CRT052303 (Heard twice)
- MGM GUNSHOT SOUND
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, WHISTLE - FLUTTER WHISTLE: LONG SPINNING WHISTLE
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, WHISTLE - SIREN WHISTLE, THREE STOOGES 01/Sound Ideas, WHISTLE, CARTOON - SIREN WHISTLE: CHARACTER TAKE OFF ACCENT, COMEDY 05
- Sound Ideas, HIT, CARTOON - KABONG
- Sound Ideas, PLINK, CARTOON - SOUR PLINK
- Wilhelm Scream (Tom Scream)