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Who didn’t love Tom and Jerry growing up? It’s funny to see my nephews watching these same episodes still to this day and loving it. I guess when it comes right down to it, Tom and Jerry are timeless. Maybe it’s the whole cat vs. mouse theme, with the smaller mouse always coming up on top. David and Goliath and all that. Whatever the reason, you can re-live your childhood (or watch it again with your kids or nephews) with Volume 1 of “Tom & Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures”, now available on DVD from Warner Home Video.
They’re at it again – hilariously – in a new and nutty 14-cartoon collection! In this corner, a perturbed pussycat. In the other corner, a mischievous mouse. Let the comedic mayhem begin with this menagerie of 14 fur-flying dust-ups. The tussling twosome travel through time (Guided Mouse-ille), to Europe (Neapolitan Mouse) and into space (O-Solar-Meow). And it’s two against one when Tom’s scaredy-cat cousin George comes to town in Timid Tabby. But Jerry comes out on top time and again in Pet Peeve, That’s My Mommy and Robin Hoodwinked. This collection’s classic cartoons starring your family’s longstanding favorite cat and mouse duo again prove that as their rivalry is neverending, so are the joy and the laughs they spark!
Volume 1 consists of 14 episodes of the classic “Tom and Jerry” show, with each episode running between 6 – 7 minutes. (For those doing the math at home, that’s about 90 minutes of “Tom and Jerry” cartoon goodness.) Format-wise, the episodes run about half-half in terms of widescreen and 4:3 presentation. The hand-drawn animation is nowhere near the quality of what you can get on TV nowadays, of course, but that’s to be expected. I.e. don’t expect “re-mastered” versions of the old toons.
For those looking to relive their innocent childhood, or share a nice Sunday afternoon with the kids, Volume 1 of “Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures” should more than suffice.
The disc comes with trailers for “Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes”.