Tom and Jerry M4: The Fast and the Furry (stylized as Tom & Jerry in The Fast & The Furry in the beginning of the film) is a 2005 direct-to-video movie in the Tom and Jerry series, released by Warner Home Video. It was released on both DVD and VHS on October 11th, 2005, and this is also the last Tom and Jerry adaptation to be released on VHS, due to the fact that DVD was rapidly outselling VHS after the 1990s.
Tom and Jerry compete against opponents of a grandma and her dog, a professor (disappeared before the race started), an otherworldly demon lord, a soccer mom, and a TV action hero. The race goes around the world, with Tom and Jerry changing vehicles frequently.
- Tom: Orange beater (Based on either a 1989-1995 Plymouth Acclaim/Dodge Spirit (without the roof), a 1993-2002 Cadillac Eldorado, a 1994-2001 Audi A4 (without the roof), a 1994-1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, or a 1991-1996 Chevrolet Caprice).
- Jerry: Blue motorized roller skate. (Resembling the Chevrolet Corvette C3).
- Grammy and Squirty: Pink Hot Rod (Resembling the 1940 Ford DeLuxe convertible).
- Gorthan, Destroyer of Light: 6-Wheeled devilish car.
- Steed Dirkly: Blue Sports car (Based on the 1985-1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z).
- Dr. Professor: Anti-matter powered car.
- Soccer Mom: Red Minivan (Based on the Ford Aerostar).
- Punchy: None
- Spike: None
The movie begins with Tom and Jerry's daily rivalry, and they are evicted after unintentionally demolishing the house. They land in front of a TV showing a commercial for The Fabulous Super Race, a race that circles the globe with the grand prize being a key to a brand new mansion and only one spot remains. Tom and Jerry build their own cars to enter and make their way Globwobbler Studios and enter. The two reporters (astronauts in the Mars movie), Biff and Buzz, tour the cars. All the cars and the contestants are good to go (Dr. Professor and his vehicle were obliterated by anti-matter, leaving an extra vacant spot for Tom and Jerry). They then make their way to the starting line and move on. They encounter heavy traffic and use mods on their car to advance (Soccer Mom waits in the congestion, Jerry simply cruises below the vehicles with his tiny automobile). They get to Mexico, where the finish is supposed to be, but the high ratings prmpted an extension to Amazon jungle. Some racers get across the bridge (some use mods to get across). Tom sabotages a sign in an attempt to deceive Jerry. Soccer Mom falls for the trap and her vehicle sinks, although she escapes and redirects Jerry back on track, before walking away in the jungle. They then cross the ocean to get to Antarctica. Steed's vehicle sinks, and he is saved by a mermaid, who turns out to be a female piranha, and he becomes fish food for the entire family. Gorthan then shows up in the Antarctic, where Biff and Buzz goad him into sticking his tongue on a metallic sign. Gorthan is unable to defrost his stuck tongue and drifts away on ice with his vehicle. Then the remaining racers travel underwater to Australia, where Tom and his vehicle sank, while Granny was devoured by a whale, leaving Jerry as the only survivor. The mailman of Globwobbler Studios then retrieves Tom and his car and Tom, eager to get back at them, attacks with a mounted laser, though they deploy balloons to sail to Borneo and Tom follows suit. Tom takes a harpoon and inadvertently pops Granny's balloon while attacking Jerry, and she dies in the fall. Tom then accidentally pops all but one of his balloons, with the ghost of Granny nuking the last. He survives, landing on Spike, who is defeated when another oar crashes onto him. The ratings were starting to plummet, so Globwobbler sends two jets for them and sets a time limit of 5 minutes, and the duo begin a destructive rampage across various landmarks before ending in a tie as the jets crumble. The head of Globwobbler Studios then says they need to do the entire race again. Enraged, the rivals attack him and seize the keys. Globwobbler is fired and his mailman takes his position. Tom and Jerry then win the mansion. However, when Tom's owner returns, she prompts the duo's long rivalry again, with the film ending exactly the way it began.
- Bill Kopp as Tom
- John DiMaggio as J.W. and Spike Bulldog
- Rob Paulsen as Irving
- Jess Harnell as Buzz Blister
- Billy West as Biff Buzzard and President of Hollywood
- Jeff Bennett as Steed Dirkly
- Charlie Adler as Grammy
- Tom Kenny as Gorthan
- Tress MacNeille as Soccer Mom and Tom's Owner
- J. Grant Albrecht as Clown-O
- Dee Bradley Baker as Mr. Frisky and Knargack the Black-Winged
- In this movie, Jerry appears to have three toes on each foot instead of two like in the early TV series, and his soles are a bit much darker just like in Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars.
- List of locations (Bold - Stops, Italics - Pass along the way)
- Africa is the only continent that wasn't visited throughout the entire race.
- A poster of Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars can be seen when Tom and Jerry are racing in the final race.
- The movie was theatrically released in select cities of the U.S. by Kidtoon Films, on September 2005, a month before the direct-to-DVD release, and June 2006
- This Tom & Jerry movie is known to have pushed the envelope as far as PG-rated cartoons go due to numerous deaths of the racers and a couple of strip-down jokes near the end of this movie.
- Of the deceased are:
- Dr. Professor (nuked by anti-matter)
- Steed Dirkly (devoured by vicious mermaids)
- Soccer Mom (killed by Amazon creatures)
- Grammy and Squirty (fell to their death after Tom punctures their balloon)
- J.W. (murdered by Hollywood president for his heinous deals)
- Of the deceased are:
- In the "GS" studio, which is an obvious Warner Bros reference, a lot of the characters are Animaniacs references, such as the boss is a reference to "Mr. Plotz," and another character is a reference to "Ralph the Guard." They even have Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, and Tress MacNeille in this. (They play Wakko, Yakko and Dot from Animaniacs)
- Despite being made in 16:9 HD, most Boomerang airings are in 4:3.
- The title is a play on The Fast and the Furious movie series that started in 2001, alluding to the film's racing theme.
- The scene where Tom flies at New York city and yanks of the dress of the Statue of Liberty was cut on Asia for nearly exposure of the woman.
- While Soccer Mon's fate is left ambiguous, the Amazon Jungle is populated with dangerous creatures, implying her death.