Posted: October 20, 2004

I bought it last night. But my feelings are a mixture of Joy and Outrage.

First the Joy:
I only had time to watch a few cartoons last night, but I was just happy that there was a new Tom and Jerry DVD out that was given a treatment like was LONG overdue.

Second...the Outrage:
I will be biting the hands that feed me on this. I am not a happy camper! I watched, for the first time in my life, the letterbox version (original version) of Touche' Pussycat. To my horror it was EDITED!!!! In the original version Nibbles/Tuffy is painting a goofy looking Tom on the wall he is singing "Frere Jacque". In version on the DVD it is cut! Gone! Nibbles/Tuffy is NOT singing the song! The only semblence of it's prior existence in the film is that the melody is singing. My question is WHY! Why was it cut?!? Please someone explain this to me. Did I get a bad DVD? Or was it intentionally cut? Why was it cut from it's original Oscar Winning Version!!!!!!!! What is wrong with these lyrics:
Frere Jacque, frere Jacque
Dormez-vous, dormez-vous ?
Sonnez les matines, sonnes les matines
Din, dan, don
Din, dan, don
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping
Brother John, brother John ?
Morning bells are ringing,
Morning bells are ringing,
Ding, ding, dong
Ding, ding, dong
This weekend I'm going to try to sit down and watch the set and give a more indepth review. But with this initial gut punch edit, I shudder to think what else has been changed. Man! Is it too much to ask for uncut versions?

Maybe I have a bad copy of the DVD. Did any one else who bought this DVD experience this? Let me know please!

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