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So in the mail the other day I received my copy of the "Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures" on DVD for a review. I did this during periods of playing with my 3 month old...I'm starting to introduce her to Tom and Jerry :-] Anyway, let's get down to the nitty gritty of this bare bones DVD and we shall use the usually Tom and Jerry Online scale: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Ready?

First off, let's see what this DVD has to offer:

14 Tom and Jerry from the first Hanna-Barbera era and from the Chuck Jones cartoons:
  • Barbecue Brawl (1956)
  • Happy Go Ducky (1958)
  • Hic-cup Pup (1954)
  • Little Quacker (1950)
  • Rock ‘n’ Rodent (1967)
  • Neapolitan Mouse (1954)
  • Pet Peeve (1954)
  • Pup on a Picnic (1955)
  • O-Solar-Meow (1966)
  • Robin Hoodwinked (1958)
  • Guided Mouse-ille (1966)
  • Timid Tabby (1957)
  • The Vanishing Duck (1958)
  • That’s My Mommy (1955)


A couple trailers and that's it. It's pretty bare on features.

The Good
14 fun Tom and Jerry cartoons. All the cartoons look pretty good on this transfer. This has a few of my favorites on it so it gets a special nod from me on that.

The Bad
Nothing is particularly bad on this DVD. This DVD is nothing new as you can find these cartoons on the various Spotlight Collections and the Chuck Jones collection. So this is kind of a double-dip if you already have those aforementioned collections in your DVD library.

The Ugly
Like I said, it's bare bones: 14 cartoons and a couple of trailers. if you want something quick and easy to entertain the little ones, this would do the trick. Serious collectors/fans might shy away from this DVD.

Overall this is a nice, casual fan DVD. If you don't already have the spotlight collections and just want something quick to pop on the DVD player, Tom and Jerry's Fur Flying Adventures is just the right thing.

Also, when are we going to get some love for the Gene Deitch cartoons from the WB? I know some of them were horrendous, but there were a couple of gems in that era.



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