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Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz (or Tom and Jerry: Return to Oz) is the direct to DVD sequel to Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz which was released on June 21, 2016.

The trailer was released exclusively to FanDango [1]


Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse go back to Oz with Dorothy Gale after the Nome King successfully takes over the Emerald City as they attempt to stop him in pursuit of the Ruby Slippers.


Right after Dorothy says "There's no place like home" from the previous film, she, Uncle Henry, Aunt Em, Tom, and Jerry are cleaning up the farm from the tornado's damage. However, Mr. Bibb has come to take the animals away unless Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, Hunk, Hickory, and Zeke can get jobs to get the money to keep them in 24 hours. Dorothy wants to help, but to her dismay, they tell her that she's too young. While her family is out looking for jobs, she, Tom, and Jerry stay at the farm to clean up the mess. However, they find themselves with a second problem: to their horror, one of the Winged Monkeys has come to attack! During the attack, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion show up at the farm! They tell Dorothy that there's trouble in Oz: the Nome King has taken over the Emerald City, and now he wants to destroy Dorothy and seize her ruby slippers. Since his great fear of the Wizard has kept him underground, Dorothy and her friends journey to Topeka to get the Wizard to return to Oz and set everything right.




Tom and Jerry Back to Oz Official Trailer (2016) - Animated Movie HD

  • This is the first sequel to a Tom and Jerry film.
  • The Jitterbug, a musical number developed for the 1939 film but not used on screen, is given its due here. The eponymous anthropomorphic insect resembles the character Stanley Ipkiss from the fantasy-comedy film The Mask (1994). His human analog in Kansas, Calvin Carney, appears to be modeled on Cab Calloway and/or Sammy Davis Jr.
  • The Field Mice and their Queen, characters from the original book The Wizard of Oz, make a rare screen appearance.
  • The title seems to refer to Journey Back to Oz.
  • Its plot is reminiscent of Return to Oz with the Nome King taking over but differences include that he doesn't already have the Ruby Slippers and Dorothy's companions are safe.
  • Commonalities with L. Frank Baum's lesser-known Oz books include:
  • It is Joe Alaskey's last film appearance as he passed away on February 3, 2016 and had already voiced some of his parts before then. The film is dedicated in memory to him.
  • This film's depiction of the Hungry Tiger is a female. In the books, it is a male. The Tiger is depicted as the head of a multispecies council, reminiscent of Gugu the Leopard, also a male.
  • Droopy says at the end that he was "only following orders," a questionable excuse for a character in a children's film.
  • The DVD came out a day after the 100th Anniversary of Rinkitink in Oz being published on June 20th, 1916.
  • Dorothy reveals that eight months after this film takes place, she'll be 15, which makes her 14 in it and the original.
  • Grey DeLisle is credited as Grey Griffin.


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Live-Action adaptations Silent films Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) • His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914) • The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) • The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914) • The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Modern films The Wizard of Oz (1939) • The Wonderful Land of Oz (1969) • 20th Century Oz (1976) • The Wiz (1978) • Return to Oz (1985) • The Dreamer of Oz (1990) • The Wizard of the City of Emeralds (1994) • The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) • After the Wizard (2011) • Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) • The Wiz Live! (2015)
Inspired films Flying Monkeys (2013) • OzLand (2015)
Guest Appearances Inkheart (2008) • Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
Animated adaptations Feature films Journey Back to Oz (1974) • The Wizard of Oz (1982) • The Wizard of Oz (1983) • The Wizard of Oz (1991) • Lion of Oz (2000) • Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (2011) • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) • Guardians of Oz (2015) • Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz (2016) • Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers (2017) • The Steam Engines of Oz (2018)
Guest Appearances The LEGO Movie (2014) • The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Upcoming adaptations Wicked: Part One/Wicked: Part Two (2024-5) • Dorothy & Alice (TBA) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (film) (TBA) • Toto (film) (TBA)
Short films After Oz (2007) • The Land of Oz (short film) (2015) • Dorothy in the Land of Stars (2017) • Unknown, Lost, or non-English Adaptations