Friday, June 5, 2015

Tom and Jerry The Gene Deitch Collection DVD Review!

~Tom and Jerry The Gene Deitch Collection~
For decades, that tussling twosome Tom and Jerry have chased their way into the funny bones and hearts of moviegoers and television viewers in a variety of unforgettable cartoons. In the 1960s, acclaimed animation director Deitch, was selected to bring a new set of Tom and Jerry shorts to life. Adding his own distinctive style to the famous cartoon, Deitch worked with William L. Snyder’s Prague-based animation studio, Rembrandt Films to create 13 memorable shorts. This entertaining collection from WBHE, brings Deitch’s fun-filled cartoons together for the first time on DVD, completely re-mastered.Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection will include two bonus features; Tom and Jerry…and Gene: The Rembrant Years as well as Much Ado About Tom and Jerry.“Over the years, there have been many artists who have put their own unique touch on Tom and Jerry cartoons. This collection recognizes the work of long-time animator Gene Deitch, who directed over a dozen shorts,” commented Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President of Family and Animation Marketing. She added, “We’re delighted to bring these beautifully remastered shorts to collectors. If you are a fan of classic Tom and Jerry shorts or just love animation, this is a must-own DVD for your home entertainment library.”Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry centers on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him. The original series is notable forhaving won the Academy Award® for Best Short Subject: Cartoon seven times.

Featured Shorts:

  • Switchin’ Kitten
  • Down and Outing
  • It’s Greek to Me-ow!
  • High Steaks
  • Mouse Into Space
  • Landing Stripling
  • Calypso Cat
  • Dicky Moe
  • The Tom & Jerry Cartoon Kit
  • Tall in the Trap
  • Sorry Safari
  • Buddies Thicker Than Water
  • Carmen Get It!

My Review~Tom and Jerry have been a favorite of my kids for years. So when I saw this one,I knew that we had to watch this one with the grandchildren. They sat and watched the whole thing and they had never seen any of the cartoons on this. Some of them were new to me too!  is a release that collectors of classic animation and long-time fans of Tom and Jerry will not only enjoy but they will also appreciate this collection of theatrical shorts. The cat and mouse team have gone through a number of looks and changes over the years and this just happens to be one of them when Deitch took the short period of time. This DVD released on June 2nd.

{I was sent the Tom and Jerry The Gene Deitch Collection DVD to review.No monies were offered or accepted. All above opinions are my own.}

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