September 26th is the day and it's rainy outside.
I was able to watch about an hours worth of Tom and Jerry: Spotlight 3. It's great how I've seen these toons numerous times and I know what's going to happen but I still laugh out loud. There is some controversy surrounding this release (as with all the previous Spotlight Collections). There are 2 cartoons left out as previous stated in a news post, and "His Mouse Friday" is edited. Speaking of "His Mouse Friday", the audio track is NOT muted! This surprised me! I'd never heard the audio track for this cartoon and I was expecting that there would been none on this release as well. Ironically, that this cartoon was included and not deemed as "too "controversial" to be seen by the general public".
As for some tidbit news about this release I give you these forum links:
The Official T&J Spotlight Complaints Thread at BCDB
Worldwide DVD Forums
I know it's a bit early for Christmas, but I just found this Christmas ornament:
Speaking of Christmas...this DVD came out of nowhere. Releasing October 2:
So it's the second day of Autumn and it's 92F outside. Anyway, I've got my Spotlight Vol3 DVD last week and I've not yet watched it, but I hope that I can this week. Things are a bit busy this week.
Aside from that, a fellow Tom and Jerry sent me this link to an interesting article featuring a discussion with Frank Molieri, the producer of the current Tom and Jerry show on Kids WB.
It's September 11.
I have some DVD news that is sad and true to form with the previous Spotlight releases. It seems that WHV blows it again with the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection. I'm really sick of Tom and Jerry being pissed on with every release of the Spotlight Collection....truly irritating! Anyway, according to TV shows on DVD, there are 2 cartoons that are not included on Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection Vol. 3. Those cartoons not included are: "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat". I also got an email from some that states that "His Mouse Friday" is edited, as well.
Granted this is still recent news and this is all I know. When I find out more I'll let you guys know. I'm debating whether or not to cancel my order for the DVD till I hear more about the release.
So it's the 27th and it's the day after yesterday's update. I just wanted to let you guys know that the site I mentioned on the 25th of August, Kids Partyshop, now has shipping to the US as an option.
3 updates in as many days? Unprecedented!
It's the last Sunday of August and I have for you a new video clip courtesy of a fellow Tom and Jerry fan. You can find it at the bottom of the Video Clips page. It is the intro to the 1960's Tom and Jerry which aired on TV. The video has 2 openings and 2 bumpers (clips they show for commercial breaks). I've also added a couple links to the shop Amazon page...I've found that they are selling Tom and Jerry Plushies!
On a side note. I've been thinking of a redesign for the site. I'm still in the planning stages for that. It might be something that will be implemented later in the year. I want to make something really cool, but I also want to pack this site with a lot more information. One of the main sections I want to update is the Music section. That section is sorely lacking. Music has been a major part in Tom and Jerry cartoons and I've not given the music section the love it deserves. Mostly because it's a daunting task to do the research :-] I've had people send me music information over the years and I still have that info. I'm going to go through them and see how I can best integrate it in to the site. If anyone has any knowledge of the music in Tom and Jerry or of the crew members involved in the cartoons and is will to share the information with me and the rest of the Tom and Jerry fans around the globe, by all means, email me!
Ah, August is winding down. I'll be doing a few updates here in the next few days (hopefully). I got a couple things I want to put up. One is a video!
For those that are looking for Tom and Jerry party Supplies, I was emailed the other day by Graham about a site that sells them. You can find them here: Kids Partyshop. This site is out of the UK and they deliver to the UK and selected European countries but not to the USA at present (though they are working on it).
I've got some DVD news for you, today August 17!
TV Shows on DVD has some new info on the upcoming Tom and Jerry Spotlight Vol 3. DVD. Here is the list of cartoons on each disc:
- Disc 1
- A Mouse In The House (1947)
- Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949)
- Love that Pup (1949)
- Jerry's Diary (1949)
- Tennis Chumps (1949)
- The Framed Cat (1950)
- His Mouse Friday (1951)
- The Duck Doctor (1952)
- Little Runaway (1952)
- Fit To Be Tied (1952)
- The Dog House (1952)
- That's My Pup! (1953)
- Life With Tom (1953)
- Puppy Tale (1954)
- Posse Cat (1954)
- Hic-Cup Pup (1954)
- Downhearted Duckling (1954)
- Neapolitan Mouse (1954)
- Mouse For Sale (1955)
- Smarty Cat (1955)
- Tops With Pops (1957)
- Disc 2 (Cinemascope 16x9 widescreen format)
- Pet Peeve (1954)
- Southbound Duckling (1955)
- Pup On A Picnic (1955)
- That's My Mommy (1955)
- The Egg And Jerry (1956)
- Busy Buddies (1956)
- Barbecue Brawl (1956)
- Timid Tabby (1957)
- Feedin' The Kiddie (1957)
- Tom's Photo Finish (1957)
- Happy Go Ducky (1958)
- Royal Cat Nap (1958)
- The Vanishing Duck (1958)
- Robin Hoodwinked (1958)
- Documentary: 60 Years of Cat and Mouse: The Tale of Tom and Jerry - The History of One of Animation's Greatest Teams, Hanna-Barbera - from Early Days to Censorship Controversies to Award-Winning Glory
- Featurette: The Karate Guard: the theatrical short released in 2005 that marked Joe Barbera's first return as a writer, director and story board artist on the series since his and Hanna's original cartoon shorts from 1940-58. This also was the last Tom and Jerry short Barbera worked on.
Also, coming out in October is Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale.
So there are a lot of DVDs coming out. I'm happy! When I find more info on Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale I'll be sure to post it.
This start of the week of July 16th means that I have FINALLY fulfilled my promise to update this site with some images. And did I ever! I've added over a hundred new images and a desktop wallpaper. I've also added a few more links in the links section.