|“||This hotel has been host to four presidents, three popes, two kings, and we're about to host the wedding of the century.||„|
|~ Terrance Mendoza.|
Terrance Mendoza is the main antagonist-turned-anti-hero of the 2021 Warner Bros. hybrid film Tom & Jerry.
Terrance works at the Royal Gate Hotel. When a girl named Kayla gets interviewed for a job there, Terrance at first objects but his boss, Mr. Dubros, convinces him to change his mind and hires her.
When Jerry is first noticed in the hotel at the kitchen. Terrance tasks Kayla to get rid of him. When Kayla suggests to have Tom get rid of Jerry, Terrance objects but Dubros agrees. After Terrance walks Spike, it causes a chase between Tom, Jerry and Spike which causes damage to the hotel. Terrance attempts to have Kayla and Tom fired but Dubros has him put on leave and has Kayla as his replacement.
When Terrance sees Tom and Jerry being taken by animal control, he visits them separately at the shelter feeding them lies about each other in order to get them to fight each other. He also promises Tom that he can live at the hotel. He has them both fight each other at the wedding which ruins it and exposes Kayla (who lied about her profile) and Terrance betrays Tom and kicks him out of the hotel.
When Kayla comes back to the hotel and tries to fix everything and reconciles with everyone, Terrance refuses at first but changes his mind when Kayla finds out about his scheming from Tom and Jerry. The two reconcile and the wedding is able to happen with Terrance rehiring Kayla.
- Terrance is the first Tom and Jerry villain to be live action.
- Peter Dinklage initially got the role, but the producers think he is too short to portray the villain. The role was ultimately given to Michael Pena.
- He is hated by some people because by his inmature behavior and foolish intentions to be the antagonist of the film. That’s intended to make him the worst Warner Animation Group and Tom and Jerry villain to date.
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