More news on the DVD front, brought to you today the First of August and sponsored by the letter "T".
I got an email yesterday with a link to a cartoon forum that has the episode listing for Tom and Jerry: Hijinks and Shrieks. These are the cartoons:
The Flying CatHere's the Thread if you are interested.
The Missing Mouse
Two Little Indians
The Flying Sorceress
Is There a Doctor in the Mouse
I also got this email from a happy ebay customer:
"...wanted to mention that I was able to purchase a 10 volume, 5 dvd set of the MGM Tom/Jerry cartoons off eBay. It was region 0, so it plays fine in my dvd player or computer. The quality is wonderful (this isn't a duped set, it's an original). It's in English, with Japanese subtitles as an option, but RUSSIAN audio as an option. I don't think it's the Asian version you link on your site, because that set has a different order of episodes when I compared it to mine. This set almost seems like a European version. It's from WB, so I'm betting that this is the basic set that the WB will eventually release here in the States (the one we've been reading about recently)."
Just thought I'd pass the info off to you guys.
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I feel like I'm on a treasure hunt. The more I search for information the more things I discover. I got an email from JIM out in Ireland asking me if I knew which cartoons are going to be on the new "Hijinks and Shrieks" DVD. Since he didn't know and couldn't find information, I decided to look for myself. I've turned up nothing, absolutly NO information on what is going to be on the DVD save that it has Tom and Jerry on. I find this odd since it is being released in less than a month. Anyway...
http://hallkidsfiction.com and http://www.target.com both mention a dvd called "Tom and Jerry Collection" for $30 USD to be released September 16, 2003. No major details...hmmm could this be the box set?? I don't know.
On top of that DVDtoons.com mentions much much more! Tom and Jerry: Paws for a Holiday is going to be released October 7. No mention on whats on it except that it has Tom and Jerry plus a music video.
More news as I get it. Class dismissed.
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News on the DVD front! No not the box set, per se. I got this in an email today:
They are part of HKFlix.com.
The DVDs are produced in Chinese. They have English soundtracks and spoken word as well as many Chinese styles and subtitles. They are fair quality. No worse than the ones on television. The opening credits block the MGM logo and show a "Buddist Video" logo. The menus are in Chinese but it's easy to navigate the disk. Has scene selection and will play one after another without going to the menu. I received my six disc set yesterday. Not bad for $45.95. For some reason the same discs are $75 on HKFlix.com but they show the covers on their site.
The discs are Region 0 to play anywhere.
Thanks Brian for the info.
I don't think this is the rumored DVD boxset that Warner Brothers is working on.
In other news! "Tom and Jerry:Hijinks and Shrieks" is being released on August 15, 2003. I found it here on Amazon. I have yet to find out any specifics about this DVD. I've been to several sites and only found it on Amazon and dvdplanet.com. I think this may be a NEW Tom and Jerry cartoon, much like the "Magic Ring" was. I guess we'll find out next month.
I'm looking to expand the episode guide. I would like to include Tom and Jerry Kids. I can't seem to find anything too indepth. Soooo, I request this day the 22nd of July, if anyone has ANY information on the episodes that ran on Fox, during 1990-1993, please E-MAIL ME.
As I said earlier this month, an Update! Today is July 20 of 2003 and I have pushed up 26 images. Most of the pictures I got off of cartoon network many a moon ago. Enjoy.
I'm working on getting some more sounds but before they go up I'm going to be revamping the episode guide. I'm toying with the idea of making it a searchable guide. I'm not sure yet. It's still in the early planning stages. Keep an eye open for that. Once I'm done with the revamp I'm going to work on getting some new sounds up.
By the way, I want to take this moment to say Thanks to everyone that comes and visits this site. It's really cool talking to other Tom and Jerry fans out there! Thanks for all the support!
Happy July 2nd and almost Independence Day!
Good News on the DVD front! I was searching around for any info on the DVD, checking some of the animation new sites and found this chat session that was held at the Home Theater Forum... http://www.hometheaterforum.com/files/warner03.txt
The chat has a lot of information about Warner Brothers releases on DVD and on of the questions posed is about the Tom and Jerry DVD's. The response is near the middle of the chat session. So to save you the search for it (unless you are really interested in some of the forthcoming DVD release and even if you are not read the whole thing)..Anyway, this is Warner Brothers response to the question:
TOM & JERRY collections will arrive with uncut, complete theatrical version cartoons starting next year. This will include all the cartoons made by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera for MGM between 1940-1957. No plans for Tiny toons or Animaniacs
Again I have nothing substantial to offer in terms of really news about the DVD's. So right now in my mind it still exists as a rumor.
And now for something completely different.
I've been asked a few times about a quote, that was stated in 2 Tom and Jerry Cartoons: "Mouse Trouble" and "The Missing Mouse", after Tom gets pummeled really badly he sticks his head out and says "Don't you believe it", and where it is from. Well, after a few inquires (Thanks BCDB and the guys in the forum) we speculated that the phrase may have come from a commercial of sorts. Something a kin to the "Where's the Beef" campaign of the 80's. But if any one has any more info about the phrase, send it my way. I'd like to know where it trully came from.
Lastly, I know, I know, I've done more news updates than anything else. Reason is my life is crazy and my weekends are booked solid. I will try to get in an update of some new images and POSSIBLY new sounds sometime this month.
A friend of mine just emailed me this link today, the 16th of June. It's in response to the lawsuit involving Spike Lee and TNN/Spike TV. Why does this have any baring on Tom and Jerry? Well, the beloved character of Spike the Bulldog is set to sue Spike Lee..read the Article from MSNBC.com. Very funny article!
Some very good news and some news to approach with caution.
Today is the Friday the 13th, oooo scary! And in keeping with that theme I just found out that Warner Brothers is releasing "Tom And Jerry: Hijinks And Shrieks" on August 19. I don't know what is going to be on this DVD or not. The 3 dvd sites I went to don't have much info on the content. That's the good news. Thanks Brett!
The news to approach with caution is this:
"Warner Home Video has revealed that in late 2003/2004, Complete, Chronological, Uncut theatrical Tom & Jerry cartoons are coming to DVD. They are being restored by cartoon historians, who are also doing major restorations to all classic Warner Brothers cartoons (and now, they are doing some Popeye cartoons). The previous DVD releases and the one in August were put together by a different group, which was associated with Warner Family Entertainment. Well, Warner has realized their mistake and the WB and Tom & Jerry cartoons will be done by the Warner Home Video group from now on (NOT THE FAMILY ONE!!), with 'oodles of extras aimed at animation fans' (said a WHV worker)." Thanks Dan for the info!
This news sort of confirms a rumor that I saw on the Big Cartoon Database Forums. I'm still cautious when it comes to news like this, after all this is the internet. :-] I'll keep you posted as I hear more