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Tom, Tomm and Tommy's Big Picture Show
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Produced by Kathryn Bigelow
Mark Boal
Megan Ellison
Written by
Screenplay by Mark Boal
Story by
Based on
Starring Matt Hill
Samuel Vincent
Sean Cullen
Peter Kelamis
David Paul Grove
Benjamin Diskin
Jorja Fox
Nancy Cartwright
Erin Fitzgerald
Terry Klassen
Music by
Cinematography
Editing by
Production company(s) Annapurna Pictures
First Light Productions
Shaftesbury Films
DIXAR
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) November 25, 2015
Running time 90 minutes
Language English
Budget $9. 86
Gross revenue
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"Tom, Tomm and Tommy's Big Picture Show" is a 2015 animated road theatrical film based on the award-winning Tom, Tomm and Tommy animated series. It was produced by Annapurna Pictures, First Light Productions, Shaftesbury Films and DIXAR while being distributed by 20th Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released on November 25, 2015 worldwide. The movie centers on Tom, Tomm and Tommy's journey to find Tommy's unnamed (and previously unseen) older brother. Underwood first announced a "90 minute special" in 2012, and its title in 2013. Originally set to air in 2013, its premiere date was then moved to 2014, the year it was completed in, and finally to 2015. The series' sixth season was shortened, as Underwood and the team at Shaftesbury Films wanted to focus on the production of the film.

Plot

Tommy's most recent moneymaking scheme has backfired heavily and left Punch Creek in a state of devastation. The other children are horribly wounded, except for Sarah and Jimmy, and they all decide to confront the Toms violently. After narrowly escaping, the Toms decide to search for Tommy's older brother for protection. However, Tommy does not actually know where his brother lives. Although not affected by the scam, Jimmy and Sarah seek to have a picnic and watch the Toms get beaten up. Johnny and Plank don their respective superhero alter-egos "Captain Melonhead" and "Splinter the Wonderwood" while searching for the Toms in a city bus. Scolf leaves with overflowing luggage riding on the back of his pig Wilie, using Willie's sense of smell and whatever deduction methods he has at his disposal to find the Toms. Mike and Jazz travel via Mike's prized bicycle. When the Gerbil sisters—Jee, Maria, and May—find out what the kids plan on doing to the Toms, they go off to protect their "boyfriends" from the children's wrath. In the meantime, the Toms are left to aimlessly wander under Tommy's direction. In a cow field, Tomm profiles Tommy's brother and reasons that given his con artistry, he would likely be found at a place involving pranks. Tom uses one of his 10-year-old comic books to suggest that the group travels to the Melon Brook Gag Factory through a sunflower field. Upon arriving, they find the factory has been abandoned. Tom and Tommy goof around with the leftover gags while Tomm searches for clues in the office. After leaving the factory, Tommy claims that his brother was once a "whaler," where Tomm deduces that he must live by sea. He then builds a boat to ride the river to there. The river ends in a swamp, destroying the boat. Tom and Tommy prank Tomm into believing that they have sunk to their demises in quicksand. The two laugh at Tomm for falling for the prank. Infuriated, Tomm decides to return home and face the kids' wrath, and Tom bawls over their damaged friendship. Tommy is initially enraged by this, but also cries and apologizes for the prank. Tomm forgives him and the trio continues their journey.

The next morning, the Toms come across a coastal theme park called "Marco A-Go Go" which Tomm links to a postcard Tommy has from his brother. The Toms conclude that they have successfully located his brother, living in a trailer resembling a whale. However, as Tommy is about to knock on the door, the Gerbil sisters and the Punch Creek kids arrive except for Jonny and Plank. Tommy then knocks on the trailer door, and his brother reveals himself. Although his brother originally seems to be everything that the kids imagined, he reveals himself to be physically abusive towards Tommy without reason, leaving everyone appalled. When Tomm tries to talk him out of harming Tommy any further, Tommy's brother dismissively uses Tommy to slam Tomm into the ground. Shocked by this, the other kids then begin to defend Tommy. Tom sends the trailer door flying into Tommy's brother and knocks him out. Tommy expresses remorse over his past actions and reveals that he lied about his brother and acted the way he did throughout the series only in an unsuccessful attempt to gain admiration and social acceptance. Touched by Tommy's open confession and apology, the kids forgive and accept the Toms as friends. Johnny and Plank subsequently arrive and, without giving anyone a chance to explain what has happened, quickly attack the Toms. In response, the other kids attack Johnny and Plank. Afterwards, Mike invites everyone over for jawbreakers and the children except Johnny return home together, while the Gerbil drag Tommy's unconscious brother into his trailer. In the post-credits scene, Johnny and Plank, enraged after the kids turned against them, vow revenge and replace their superhero personas with the villainous alter-egos "The Gourd" and "Timber the Dark Shard". However, Plank tells Johnny that there is no time left in the movie, to which Johnny asks "What movie?", breaking the 4th wall.

Production

In June 2013, Shaftesbury Films confirmed they were working on a 90-minute theatrical film, which was planned to broadcast in 2014, along with a DVD and Blu-ray release. As a result, production of the previously ordered sixth season of the series was replaced by the film, not because of a lack of interest in new episodes, but rather because the entire Shaftesbury staff was occupied with the making of the film. Fox agreed to Underwood's decision to make a film rather than the sixth season, though only 1 sixth season episode was already in production so Underwood aired it on Animation Domination on July 6, 2014. IGN confirmed that the series was on hiatus due to the film in November 2013.  The film can be purchased on either the iTunes Store or Netflix.

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  • Rated R for sexual situations, language, drug and alcohol use and some violence.
  • 18 certificate
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