One month from now, Tom and Jerry fans! June 2, brings us the release of the long waited Tom and Jerry cartoons from the Gene Deitch era of cartoons. All 13 episodes are remastered!
Here's the press release:
BURBANK, CA (February 5, 2015) - The work of popular animator Gene Deitch is the focus of Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection, available on DVD June 2, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). This compilation will present viewers with 13 fully re-mastered theatrical shorts, produced by Deitch, plus brand-new bonus features. It's a release that collectors of classic animation, won't want to miss! Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection will retail for $26.99 SRP.
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 for having won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoon seven times. Academy Award(s) & Oscar(s) are registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- 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!
- Tom and Jerry...and Gene: The Rembrandt Years
- Much Ado About Tom and Jerry
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit - A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network as well as Mike Tyson Mysteries for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films - including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies - for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WB Ultra.
Okay, now this is really brilliant. A UK McDonald's commercial featuring Tom and Jerry in Stop Motion. LOVE IT! I really like the concept of stop motion with these characters, would be really swell to see more!
So in honor of Tom and Jerry's birthday I've added about 80 or so new images to the picture gallery. The majority of pictures are from the latest incarnation of Tom and Jerry. I've not seen these yet, so I'm not sure the quality of the cartoons...but then again, nothing can top the original Hanna-Barbera run.
I plan on having a few more updates done soon, whether it happens or not is anyone's guess. I find that I've not the disposable time I once had.
75 years of Cat and Mouse and the world still loves the duo. Such a universal cartoon that everyone anywhere can enjoy the antics of Tom and Jerry. What a legacy from the great: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera!
Okay, so it's been almost a year since my last update here....I can explain...I've been distracted with lots and lots of personal stuff one of which is a new addition to the family, so I don't have much disposable time any more. le sigh...
Anyway, as the holidays in the US are approaching I believe I can do a few updates that I've been meaning to do. One of which is getting the new Tom and Jerry show in the episode guide.
So today's update is all about the new Tom and Jerry ActivitE-book that is now available for iPad and iPhone. I've not seen it for Android, nor do I know if it will be available for that. It's a cute app with lots of comics right now and a few coloring pages. Not bad for starters and I think the kids would dig it.
The app is available in the App Store for $1.99. The app will have new editions added on a regular basis so children will never get bored.
It's an ALL NEW game of cat and mouse! Don't miss the ALL NEW The Tom And Jerry Show, Wednesday at 5:30/4:30c on Cartoon Network!
Not sure how I feel about these cartoons yet. The animation looks a bit stiff and choppy, kind of like Flash cartoons. I'll reserve judgement until I see these cartoons.
That's right, if you missed last weeks premiere of Tom and Jerry, don't worry! Everyone's favorite cat and mouse are BACK with the all new The Tom and Jerry Show, coming Wednesday, April 9, at 5:30/4:30c on Cartoon Network!
....and there was much rejoicing!
On this day, in 1940, two of the most beloved cartoon characters in the world debuted in a little cartoon called "Puss Gets the Boot".
Happy Birthday, Tom and Jerry!