(July 23, 2007 - Burbank,CA) — Get ready for a good time as Warner Home Video spreads holiday joy this season when two animated original movies -- "Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale" and "A Flintstones Christmas Carol" -- arrive on DVD! Based on an original idea by creator, Joe Barbera, Tom and Jerry find themselves in a fantastic wonderland brought to life by holiday magic and set to the music of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” in "Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale." In "A Flintstones Christmas Carol," there’s just one shopping day until Christmas and Fred has completely forgotten about his family and the holiday ghosts have to remind him of the true meaning of Christmas! Both animated original movies will be available on October 2, 2007 and have an order due date of August 14, 2007. The all-new animated movie from Tom and Jerry is priced to own at $19.98 SRP. "A Flintstones Christmas Carol," available for the first time ever on DVD, is priced to own at $14.98 SRP. "Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale" begins in an empty opera house as Jerry wishes for his chance to perform and magically his dream comes true. The little mouse is whisked away to an enchanted kingdom where anything is possible … candy forests, singing snowflakes, even the toys spring to life! Jerry has a great time with his new friends and when he dances with a music box ballerina, he is as happy as can be. Unfortunately, a group of alley cats led by Tom, crash Jerry’s party, kidnap the music box ballerina, and wreak havoc in the holiday kingdom. It’s up to Jerry to set things right and send those mean old cats back to the alley where they belong. With some help from a mouse named Tuffy and all his newfound friends … Jerry just might win the day! One of the most successful animated franchises of all time, Tom and Jerry have been entertaining kids and families for generations, with 25 hilarious releases in the Tom and Jerry video library that have sold over 8.5 million units to date. "Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale" will be broadcast on the Cartoon Network during the holiday season. "In A Flintstones Christmas Carol," there’s just one shopping day until Christmas! Fred is so wrapped up in his acting debut as Scrooge in the Bedrock production of “A Christmas Carol” that he’s completely forgotten to buy any gifts. And worse, he’s left baby Pebbles stranded at Cave Care Center! But wife Wilma and a few familiar ghosts perform a true Christmas miracle, helping hubby Fred remember the true meaning of the season. Join Barney, Betty, Bamm-Bamm, and Dino in this hilarious stone-age version of the magical holiday classic. Included is the bonus episode, Christmas Flintstone, where Fred fills in for Santa in a song-filled holiday classic the entire family will love. “It’s a pleasure to recreate a holiday classic the Hanna-Barbera way," said Dorinda Marticorena, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. "Tom and Jerry and The Flintstones have always been an influential part of animation history and we’re pleased to bring these classic franchises to a new generation of fans." WHV will support the release of "Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale" and "A Flintstones Christmas Carol" with a targeted national media campaign generating millions of consumer impressions. With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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