So it's been almost a month. I've not much in the way of updates today, save that I have a couple more sounds that I'm going to be putting up in the next week. I think you'll like them.
I stumbled upon this site a while ago and I want to share this with those that want to draw Tom: How to Draw Tom the Cat from Tom and Jerry
Nothing spectacular to report today, the 25th of June. I just added a bit of info on the music of the Chuck Jones era of Tom and Jerry. Mostly just added who wrote the music for each specific cartoon, no greater details than that.
Many thanks to Platon for sending me the info!
It's Father's Day and the first day of summer! YAY! So on this joyous occasion I've made a little update, more of an addition if you will. I've added sounds from "Hic-cup Pup". I thought it fitting since Spike's a dad that is really looking after his boy, caring for him and protecting him. Really deep stuff in a cartoon if you think about it for a while. Buy I digress. Enjoy the sounds, they are on page 2 of the sounds library.
In other news, all's still quite on the proposed Tom and Jerry MMO and on the live action movie. There has been little news that I've seen or heard about, but I'll keep looking.
Also, this Tuesday brings us the release of the Chuck Jones era collection:
And those that were boggled by the release of Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases Vol 2, here's another head scratcher: Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases Vol 3.
I got an email the other day and found a couple news article to corroborate it and I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. It appears that there is going to be a Tom and Jerry MMOG in the works. Let that sink in for a sec...I'm still trying to figure out how that is going to work. Anyway, here's yesterdays press release:
Los Angeles– June 2, 2009: TurnOut Ventures Limited ( www.TurnOutVentures.com), a joint venture between Turner Entertainment Holdings Asia Pacific Limited and Outblaze Investments Limited, today announced a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on the iconic Tom and Jerry television characters. Set to launch in the second quarter of 2010, the MMOG will open the door to the world of the eponymous cat and mouse duo.
Players will create and control their own cat and mouse characters in the wacky cartoon world where they will embark on quests, customize their cat and mouse avatars, engage in classic Tom and Jerry antics in both‘Player versus Environment' (PvE) and‘Player versus Player' (PvP) modes, and interact with other players using a variety of social tools.
The Tom and Jerry MMOG is being developed by Typhoon Games ( www.TyphoonGames.com), the developer behind Hello Kitty Online and Ben 10 Omniverse. The MMOG is built on the Unity game engine, which makes the game compatible for both PC and Mac platforms when it launches in Asian markets in 2010.
About TurnOut Ventures
TurnOut Ventures Limited is a joint venture between Turner Entertainment Holdings Asia-Pacific Limited and Outblaze Investments Limited that combines and leverages the partner companies’ strengths in content development, web development and online games publishing. TurnOut Ventures is developing MMOGs based on the popular properties of Ben 10 and Tom and Jerry for launch in the Asia-Pacific region, and manages the Ben10.net website for fans of the popular TV show. For more information please visit www.TurnOutVentures.com
I'll see if I can get some more information and I'll let you all know more.
Sorry for the lack of updates. Too many distractions lately. I'll trying to get something newsworthy up soon.
I've been trying to dig up any information on the Tom and Jerry movie that was announced in January. Aside from the original article in Variety I've not heard a blasted thing. So if anyone has any information, we'd all would like to know.
It has been a really long, long time since I've updated the Tom and Jerry sounds page. I added only one today...it's on page 3 of the sounds. The sound byte is from Smarty Cat where Butch is mimicking Spike's angry bark, all the while Spike is standing behind him. Anyway, now that I have the proper tools to get sound bytes from the cartoons I plan on adding a few more sounds. So keep an eye out.
Spring is in the air and I'm so happy about it!
Anyway, I just found a nifty site that has a Tom and Jerry cake made by Debbie Brown! Along with Tom and Jerry, this wonderful cake designer has other cartoon characters as well. You can find more information on Debbie's Website
Busy, busy, busy!
I've got some great news! It seems like they will be releasing the Chuck Jones Tom and Jerry's on DVD! I just got wind of it this morning. According to TV Shows on DVD:
On June 23rd (a week after the single-disc title is available), Warner will release Tom and Jerry - The Chuck Jones Collection. This 2-DVD set running 216 minutes will include 34 shorts, remastered for this package. Video will be in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio, with English audio. In addition to the shorts, listed below, there will be two new Bonus Documentaries titled "Tom and Jerry...and Chuck" and "Chuck Jones: Memories of a Childhood". Cost is just $26.99 SRP.
Many thanks to William and a few others for letting us know about this.
Speaking of TV Shows on DVD, they made another announcement for a new Tom and Jerry DVD: TOM AND JERRY'S GREATEST CHASES VOLUME 2. This is being released JUNE 16, 2009. I'm not entirely sure as to the purpose of this release as the Spotlight Collections pretty much took care of the cartoons (with the exception of I believe Mouse Cleaning).
Tom and Jerry Greatest Chases Volume 2 features 14 shorts directed by Hanna-Barbera that were originally released between 1943 and 1951. Two featured shorts, including Mouse Trouble (originally released in 1944) and Quiet Please! (originally released in 1945) became Oscar® winners for Best Short Subject, Cartoons in 1945 and 1946, respectively. Other shorts featured on the DVD include Sufferin' Cats!, Baby Puss, The Million Dollar Cat, The Bodyguard, Flirty Birdy, Cat Fishin', The Invisible Mouse, Heavenly Puss, Jerry and the Goldfish, Cue Ball Cat, Slicked-up Pup and Jerry's Cousin.
More info on this release can be found here at TV Shows on DVD
Aside from the initial announcement in January I've not heard anything new about the new Tom and Jerry movie. So if anyone at the WB that visits this site and can share some more information about the movie the fans would love to know more about this upcoming movie. :-]