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"Tom and Jerry" Deluxe Anniversary Collection Coming in June

A new 2-disc DVD set of Tom and Jerry cartoons is coming on 6/29/10 in the form of “Tom and Jerry: Deluxe Anniversary Collection”. It will contain the following cartoons: (split up by “eras”) Original Hanna Barbera theatrical shorts: – Puss Gets the Boot – Midnight Snack – Dog Trouble – Fraidy Cat – Puss […]

'Rocky & Bullwinkle' Celebrate 50 Years

ABC introduced television audiences to the now-famous cartoon moose and squirrel when “Rocky and His Friends” premiered on November 19th, 1959. The show’s fast-paced gags, clever dialog, fun characters, a talented cast, and simplistic animation made the show into a timeless classic that will continue to entertain audiences well into the next 50 years, and […]

"Saturday Morning Cartoons: The 1960s, Vol. 2": Frustratingly Uneven

The second volume of the high concept Saturday Morning Cartoons: The 1960s is out, and like the first volume it has its ups and downs, both in the cartoon selection itself and the presentation. Volume 2 provides more Looney Tunes than Vol. 1 did, which of course pleases me as a LT fan. True, some […]

"Tom and Jerry: Greatest Chases" Vol. 4 Coming Soon

The fourth volume of Tom and Jerry: Greatest Chases, a best-of, single disc DVD series starring the famous cat and mouse duo, hits DVD on 2/2/2010 for $14.97. The following shorts will be included: * The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945) * Springtime For Thomas (1946) * Trap Happy (1946) * Polka-Dot Puss (1949) * […]

"Tom & Jerry's Greatest Chases" Vol. 3: A Waste For Collectors and Casuals Alike

Tom and Jerry are a classic cat and mouse team that really needs no introduction. Everyone already knows them and their shorts: the comic violence, the well-orchestrated, jazzy music timed to the on-screen action, the gorgeous full animation, and the stories that can hold one’s attention without much dialog, if any. It’s quality stuff that […]

"Tom & Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection": Familiar Faces, New Team

There are some genuine successes in the set, though. “Pent-house Mouse” is an impressive debut, despite a couple bits of repeated animation. “Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?” is a funny entry where Jerry is able to speed himself up to a blur, and uses that ability to mess with the clueless Tom. Watching […]

"Tom and Jerry: Greatest Chases" Vol. 3 Coming Soon

The third best-of DVD of Tom and Jerry cartoons, Tom and Jerry: Greatest Chases, comes out on 10/13/09 for $14.97. It will contain the following 14 shorts: * Cat Napping (1951) * The Flying Cat (1952) * The Two Mouseketeers (1952) * Smitten Kitten (1952) * Baby Butch (1954) * Designs on Jerry (1955) * […]

Walt Disney Animation Collection, Vols. 1, 5 & 6: Classic Shorts on a Budget

Many of Disney’s short animated films are classics of the medium, but Disney has, at best, had an inconsistent attitude about releasing them to home video. Some have been released in the collector-oriented Treasures tin boxes or as bonus features with full-length movies, but shorts-only releases have been a bit harder to come by. Disney […]

"Saturday Morning Cartoons: The '60s": Retro Toons in a Retro Wrapping

The cartoons collected on Saturday Morning Cartoons: The ’60s come from a simpler time, when Saturday morning truly was the best time to watch animation. You could veg out in front of the boob tube for hours without a break. Of course, that was before cable came along to say, “Hey, you don’t have to […]

"Gigantor: The Collection" Vol. 1 Coming to DVD on May 5, 2009

E1 Entertainment has announced that Gigantor: The Collection vol. 1 will be released on May 5, 2009, bringing the first 26 episodes of the classic Japanese anime series to DVD. The 4-disc set will feature uncut episodes in their original (presumably U.S.) air-date order, along with commentary tracks for selected episodes, bonus interviews, six Gigantor […]

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