Tom & Jerry's Greatest Chases: Volume Two
Everyones favorite cat and mouse are back with 14 shorts from the popular cartoon series. Volume 2 finds Tom and Jerry engaging in some of their greatest chases ever!
Cats chase mice--it's a simple law of nature--but few have cultivated the art of the chase as skillfully as Hanna Barbera did in their animated Tom and Jerry
cartoons in the mid-1940s and early-1950s. Every episode is essentially an extended comedic chase bursting with subterfuge, destruction, and an abundance of action. Tom, the cat, is 100-percent fixated on catching Jerry, the mouse, so when Tom can't seem to prevail in a simple chase, he resorts to a mail-order book for some new techniques that are sure to yield results in the Academy Award®-winning "Mouse Trouble." Unfortunately for Tom, Jerry is uncannily able to outthink even the most elaborate plan. Light is shed on the strangely protective relationship between the bulldog, Spike, and Jerry in "The Bodyguard," and it seems that no matter how hard Tom tries, he will never be able to placate, outsmart, or avoid Spike in the Oscar®-winning "Quiet Please!" or episodes "Cat Fishin'," and "Slicked-Up Pup." Tom suffers all sorts of indignities in this compilation, not the least of which are being dressed up as a baby by a bossy young girl in "Baby Puss" (not "Sufferin' Cats" as listed on the DVD cover) and being challenged by his fellow cats in "Sufferin' Cats," but his cousin Muscles Mouse eventually teaches him to stick up for himself in the Oscar®-nominated "Jerry's Cousin." Even a million dollars can't keep Tom from chasing Jerry in "Million Dollar Cat," but the crafty mouse repeatedly proves impossible to catch, especially in "Invisible Mouse." The birds and the fish gang up with Jerry in "Flirty Birdy" and "Jerry and the Goldfish," a game of billiards proves anything but simple when Jerry's around in "Cue Ball Cat," and "Heavenly Puss" gives Tom a frightening opportunity to reflect on the morality of his actions. Silly cartoon violence abounds in just about every moment of every short, and while it might no longer be deemed suitable for young children, it will inspire smiles and hearty laughter in adults and older children. --Tami Horiuchi