Most helpful critical review
on July 24, 2013
I just wanted more of the old Tom and Jerry cartoons, the ones from the earlier days, directed by Hanna Barbara. This DVD has a large selection for the $5 price, my kids love them. I had bought the volume 1 before this one and my kids watch it a ton, so this one fits the bill to add to the collection.
Update: I have had this DVD for a few weeks now and have watched it a few times with my kids. I don't really like this one as much as volume 1! This one is just depressing on some episodes. For example, on the first episode, Tom and some other cat friend catch Jerry and the friend holds Jerry down on a stump while Tom aims an axe, ready to chop Jerry in half. Then a little devil appears on Tom's shoulder and tells Tom instead to chop up his friend, for some reason. It would be fine if they just get on with it, but a lot of time is spent on this scene, and we're forced to sit and watch and think about what is happening! Depressing! There's lots of bulldogs with big, white, sharp teeth, and even one episode where Tom goes fishing and the fish have big, white, sharp teeth. It gets to be too much. I know, 'well, that's what Tom and Jerry is all about! they kill each other without killing each other!' But this volume is depressing. Volume 1 is WAY better for overall good Tom and Jerry fun.