Tom and Jerry: The Movie is a 1992 American animated musical buddy comedy film produced and directed by Phil Roman and released in Germany by Turner Pictures and in United States by Miramax Films and LIVE Entertainment. It is a feature-length film starring the cat-and-mouse duo Tom and Jerry. and their first and only one to receive a wide theatrical release. It also served as a comeback to the silver screen for the pair after being absent from film for thirty-four years. The feline and rodent talk in this movie, although they have spoken in their earlier cartoons. The concept was discontinued in later movies and future shows.