|“||From now on, Hollywood is going to stand for morality, wholesomeness, good, clean, family entertainment.||„|
|~ J.W.'s last words.|
Joseph Walters (mainly known as J.W.) is the main antagonist of the 2005 animated direct-to-video film by Warner Bros. Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry. He is the CEO of the Fabulous Super Race. He also has his assistant named Irving.
Role in the film
Tom and Jerry initially wreck the house that they lived in during a frantic chase, so they enter a race called the "Fabulous Super Race", which offers the race winner an extravagant mansion. Tom and Jerry present themselves to J.W. and Irving, Biff and Buzz meet the five contestants: Steed, Grammy, Gorthan, Soccer Mom, and Dr. Professor (who will not begin the race, because he was eliminated before the race when he and his vehicle are vaporized by antimatter used to power the vehicle).
The racers begin the race in Hollywood, California, where Grammy takes an early lead, but is overtaken by Steed late in the leg. The race was initially going to be from Hollywood to Mexico, but due to public ratings of the event, J.W. decides to extend the race to the Amazonian jungle. During the leg, Tom switches a sign, causing Soccer Mom to drive her car into a pit of quicksand. Steed (still in the lead) crosses an old bridge, but leaves a hole in the middle, causing problems for Grammy and Gorthan. Tom crosses the bridge easily, then attempts to destroy the bridge in the hope of eliminating Jerry, but it backfires and causes Tom to fall into the water. Steed continuously wins, with Grammy following in second, but J.W. wants to continue the race due to the high ratings. When the studio head changes the race again, Biff and Buzz announce that the next leg of the race is set in Antarctica, and the remaining drivers will have to modify their cars for ocean travel.
On the way to the South Pole, Steed's car breaks down and he encounters what he thinks is a mermaid who progressively proceeds to feed him to her voracious offspring. Gorthan reach the destination grounds, but is then eliminated when he causes himself and his car to float away on an iceberg. Before the start of the next leg of the race, Tom, Jerry and Grammy arrive on the scene. As the remaining racers modify their cars, Grammy is apparently eliminated when she and Squirty are swallowed by a whale thanks to Tom's machinations.
During the Antarctic leg, Tom and Jerry race each other across Antarctica. Tom is frozen into an ice block and slides everywhere in Antarctica, which nearly causes his elimination when his car reaches the finish line before he does. Meanwhile, in the production office, J.W. is notified that the ratings of the race are up and need to be kept up. Biff and Buzz are then notified that the racers will have to modify their cars again to race underwater to Australia. Tom faces several problems, including his car being taken over by seals, his fish juice spray attracting sharks, which ends in his elimination when he crashes into a concrete block and an anchor destroys his car.
Jerry arrives and gestures to Biff and Buzz that he hasn't seen Tom. Jerry then continues racing across Australia to Borneo, where the finish line was reassigned to. Grammy returns to the race when the whale spits them out. Tom also returns to the race when Irving takes a flight to Australia to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation under J.W.'s orders, because his manipulative and villainous nature gave the race great ratings. Tom then repairs his car and cuts the continent in half using a laser in an attempt to simultaneously get into first place and get rid of Jerry, Grammy, and Squirty. Punchy attacks Tom in revenge for the destructive action while the others escape.
The next leg of the race involves them modifying their cars with balloons for air travel to Borneo. After Tom pops Grammy's balloons, Grammy and Squirty fall from a tremendous height to their apparent deaths bickering over what they assume was a parachute. After Tom's own balloons pop, he crashlands into Spike and then gives pursuit after Jerry and the finishing line. Meanwhile, in the production office, J.W. announces that the true final leg of the race is back to Hollywood, which will involve them traveling around the world back to the finishing point with high speed jets in only five minutes due to the race taking too long.
Tom and Jerry are shocked at this latest last-minute change, but go ahead and race through several major locations in Asia, Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, and the United States of America, causing massive havoc to multitudinous monuments in their wake in many entertaining ways; shrinking Mount Everest, turning the Taj Mahal into a spinning top, playing Pinball on St Basil's Cathedral, straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa, turning the Eiffel Tower into a giant pretzel, turning Big Ben into a broken cuckoo clock, destroying the Great Wall of China, the Roman Coliseum, and the Stonehenge, turning a castle into a trailer park, stripping the Statue of Liberty, sealing the Grand Canyon, removing the letters of the Hollywood sign (aside from "ow"), and turning the Hollywood Walk of Fame into a bunch of shurikens. At the finish line, Tom and Jerry's jet planes break down causing them to tie on the line.
Although Tom and Jerry successfully win because of the tie, J.W. says that they have to do the race all over again. Tom and Jerry proceed to attack J.W. in retaliation, then seize the key to the mansion from him. Furiously, J.W. decides that Hollywood stands for family entertainment, whereupon the President of Hollywood appears to incinerate J.W. for his unacceptable and infelicitous change of heart, and Irving becomes the new producer and head of Globwobbler Studios. Meanwhile, Tom and Jerry share their new mansion tranquilly, until Tom's previous owner shows up and pretends like she owns the house.
- His real name "Joseph Walters" is never mentioned in the film.
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