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Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection, Vol. 3 (2007)

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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Mono), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
  • Run Time: 245 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000R7GKPK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,764 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Tom may catch Jerry on occasion but no one really believes the adorable little mouse will come to harm. After all, it would have also meant the end to the most popular and beloved cat and mouse act in show business. This is the third and final Spotlight Collection Volume from the Hanna-Barbera era of theatrical shorts. It showcases 35 classic cartoons - 15 newly re-mastered in their original CinemaScope widescreen format. On any screen large or small, Tom and Jerry remain the friskiest animated adversaries of all time. Catch them if you can.

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132 of 144 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Warner's Statement September 11, 2007
Here is the statement from Warner Bros as to why the two shorts are not being included on this release:

Two shorts, "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat," will not be included in the third and final "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection" of theatrical animated shorts from the Hanna-Barbera era at MGM. Although this collection is intended for mature audiences and collectors (not for children), Warner Home Video made the decision to omit these two shorts because, regardless of their historical context and artistic value, the offensiveness of certain scenes containing inappropriate racial stereotypes would diminish the enjoyment of the Collection's 35 other classic cartoons for a large segment of the audience.

How's that for corporate PC jibberish.
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96 of 107 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT SUPPORT CENSORSHIP!!!!!!! September 10, 2007
So, Warner Brothers Home Video has now decided to become BIG BROTHER!!!???? I know that the words I'm about to type are now considered passé by the new studio owners but here goes. ARTISTIC INTEGRITY. Leave these cartoons alone and allow us to judge them in their Historical Perspective. We are not idiots! We don't even need Leonard Maltin to tell us it's o.k. to view these cartoons un-cut. Was Leonard un-available to tell us it's o.k. to view these as we remember them!!?? How a studio that did so well answering the requests of the fans of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies to leave them as they originally were, could so insult those same fans now, is utterly beyond me! Send them a LOUD and CLEAR message. DO NOT BUY THIS VOLUME!
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What Warner Home Video doesn't want you to see. September 12, 2007
At first I gave this only a ** review, then I thought about it. We are all basing our review on the two cartoons not included in this final (?) set, but the set is not called "The Complete Collection" it is called "The Spotlight Collection".

We should really be reviewing what is included on this set! While the cartoons are not restored like the Looney Tunes & Popeye Cartoons Warner has put out, these still look good. And they are a joy to watch. But I have to take a star away for the one cartoon, HIS MOUSE FRIDAY, that has a shot re-framed to crop off a black faced character. After having to replace censored discs on the first two sets, Warner still goofs and includes a censored cartoon on this set.

But in all fairness, here is my original review of 9/12/07:

Note: I am not saying that black stereotypes are acceptable.

Here is the inside information as to why the censoring:
"The Tom & Jerry collections (and all other Warner cartoons - including the Hanna Barbera collections) are supervised by the "Family Department". The POPEYE and LOONEY TUNES dvds are supervised under another department - the classic films department - and they will be uncensored." So these are issued by the wrong division of Warner Home Video.

To see what all the censorship was about I pulled out my "Art Of Tom & Jerry" Laserdisc that Ted Turner released in the previous century . It has all of the classic Tom & Jerry Cartoons!

First let me say that both cartoons excluded from this set have Mammy Two Shoes, but then she is included in about half of the other 1940's T&J cartoons on these DVD sets. So she is not the issue.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The real reason-? September 11, 2007
What sorry times we live in. The idea that anyone, especially a mature collector, will take offence at something that was made in a very different culture, 60 years ago, and which was never intended to be malicious in the first place, is offensive - but not as offensive as misrepresenting that culture. We have a lot to learn from the attitudes that were prevalent in those days, not least that we shouldn't be so damned sensitive-! If we have to walk on eggshells all the time, everyone's fun is spoilt. 'Mouse Cleaning' is one of the three or four best Tom and Jerry cartoons, and one of the dozen or so best cartoons ever. Leaving it out of an alleged "collector's edition" is farcical. I could be wrong, of course, but I suspect that Warners are perfectly aware of this and what they are really thinking is that opportunists will appear in their droves with lawsuits, claiming that they or their children have been offended or traumatised to the tune of, oh, half million dollars each, thank you very much. It's not just censorship that's the problem here, it's the litigation culture - or the fear of it.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Warner Watchdogs, or just plain Warner DOGS! September 14, 2007
I was so excited about buying this set until I heard they omitted two cartoons and censored another so...

I'm done with Warner and it's not even funny or comical. Guess I've just about had it with their insipid dvd decisions.

They made a horrible mistake in the way they released Knots Landing, which suffered low sales because of their idiocy and thus, no more Knots. Yes, Warner says 'SCREW YOU TO FANS!'

Now they're not going to put two cartoons on the Tom and Jerry dvd because it offends some people? Well you know what, if it offends those people, they don't have to buy it or watch it.

To tell other people they can't watch it because some hyper sensitive people don't like it is ridiculous. This is a FREE COUNTRY. So, yes, that means Warner is free to do what they want but really, does this mean Warner is saying people are free so long as we all live like and don't offend the super-sensitives? No more freedom of speech, no more artistical integrity.

It's getting to the point where everything offends someone and if you keep cowtowing to those people, everyone is going to have a problem with something and no one is going to get anything. Last night on the news, I saw one town that was so sick of dog barking, dogs are now banned in the ENTIRE TOWN! Well you know what, I don't like Intellectually Challenged people but if we banned them, Warner Brothers would have no one to employ in their Home Video Department.

There are many offensive things that have happened throughout the course of history.
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Published 1 month ago by Junior A. Yigzaw
This third volume of Tom and Jerry shorts had some very bad press because it had some edited cartoons and omitted two cartoons entirely. Read more
Published 4 months ago by DR SHOCK
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love it
I love it because I'm a very old Fan from from Tom & Jerry. That's it folks. And I'm searching a complete remasterized collection in Blu-ray Disc.
Published 5 months ago by Walter Menz
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastically funny cat and mouse antics
I give it the maximum rating because of the sheer and utter ridiculous hilarity of the endless battles between Tom and Jerry. It is just one outrageous thing after another. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Yukon Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars these are funny
I am not a cartoon addict and cannot speak to the controversies surrounding these products' incomplete packaging. Read more
Published 7 months ago by G. Booth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for anyone
Tom and Jerry are still the most entertaining cartoons out there (IMO) Great for anyone of any age who love cartoons.
Published 8 months ago by mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
My Grandson loves this video. We have watched it many, many times. Lots of cartoons. Quality of merchandise very good.
Published 9 months ago by JoAnn
1.0 out of 5 stars Censorship
I am extremely upset that WB feels the need to treat us like stupid children and refuse to include 2 cartoons, "Mouse Cleaning" and "His Mouse Friday" due to negative racial... Read more
Published 10 months ago by S. Olszewski
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were there any space era cartoons in the HANNA BARBERA era? nope, your best bet is the european set the complete collection. The volumes in that set have more cartoons but lack extras. U have to converted from pal to ntsc though. Alternativly u can get the chiniese bootleg, which has most hanna... Read More
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