The 'Tom & Jerry meet Willy Wonka' movie trailer kills an Oompa-Loompa every time it's watched

Somebody needs to grab an executive at Warner Bros. and tell them YOU ARE NOT A MUSIC MAKER. YOU ARE NOT THE DREAMER OF THE DREAMS.

How in God's name did someone allow a cheap, animated remake of the 1971 Gene Wilder classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to be made? Worse yet, who then allowed cheaply-animated versions of Tom and Jerry to be inserted randomly into the film? Whoever did is a bad egg. Or Slugworth. Or needs to be force-fed Fizzy Lifting drinks and be allowed to drift into an industrial ceiling fan.

There isn't even a clever spin on the title. It's just called Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It seems they put as much effort into the title as they did the animation. It's coming out on DVD, but we are kind of surprised it isn't a VHS-only release. Amazon doesn't even have a listing for it. It's like they don't want to even admit it exists. 

Watch this abomination and listen for the cries of terror from Oompa-Loompas as it plays.

Why, Warner Bros., WHY?

Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of several websites, and his writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, and He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. You can follow him on his blog, or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at

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