Tom & Jerry: Chuck Jones Collection
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Penthouse Mouse (1963)
The Cat Above and The Mouse Below (1964)
Is There a Doctor in the Mouse (1964)
Much Ado About Mousing (1964)
Snowbody Loves Me (1964)
The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse (1964)
Ah, Sweet Mouse-story of Life (1965)
Tom-ic Energy (1965)
Bad Day at Cat Rock (1965)
The Brothers Carry-Mouse Off (1965)
Haunted Mouse (1965)
I'm Just Wild About Jerry (1965)
Of Feline Bondage (1965)
The Year of the Mouse (1965)
The Cat's Me-ouch (1965)
Duel Personality (1966)
Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary (1966)
Love Me, Love My Mouse (1966)
Puss 'n' Boats (1966)
Filet Meow (1966)
Matinee Mouse (1966)
The A-Tom-inable Snowman (1966)
Catty Cornered (1966)
Cat and Dupli-cat (1966)
O-Solar Meow (1966)
Guided Mouse-ille (1966)
Rock 'n' Rodent (1967)
Cannery Rodent (1967)
The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. (1967)
Surf-Bored Cat (1967)
Shutter Bugged Cat (1967)
Advance and Be Mechanized (1967)
Purr-Chance to Dream (1967)
Tom and Jerry...and Chuck
Chuck Jones: Memories of a Childhood
(Released June 23, 2009 by Warner Home Video)
Another Long DVD Review by Joe Torcivia
It must have been one heck of a surprise for the theatrical audiences of late 1963 to see the familiar MGM Roaring Lion signal the beginning of the upcoming cartoon - and have the head of TOM fade into its place and go "MEOW! MEOW! FST! FST!". ...I know it was for me when I first saw it on television!
But, with this revamped opening, famed animation director Chuck Jones began putting his stamp on Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera's cat and mouse team of TOM AND JERRY.
Chuck's unique vision and design sense would guide Bill and Joe's creations for little more than three years and 34 cartoons, and it is those cartoons that make up Warner Home Video's release Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection.
We'll break the review into CONS and PROS.
Content Notes: Once again a WHV set has NO CONTENT LISTING anywhere inside the package! One disc is on a "hinged holder" and the other disc rests on the inside back wall of the packaging! But, beyond that, there is no list of titles for the cartoons and, while they follow the order of original theatrical release, this isn't something that even most hardcore animation fans have committed to memory, much less mere civilians. Ditto on listings for the extra features.
This is at least the THIRD Warner Animation set I've purchased this year with no content notes! The others being Max Fleischer's Superman and Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Volume 1. Doubtless, there are others indicating an unfortunate trend in Warner's DVD packaging for animation sets.
Talent: It's not Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, and original composer Scott Bradley.Read more ›
The Chuck Jones era TnJ came after the Hanna Barbera/Fred Quimby/Tex Avery 40-50s stuff and I've got to say, while this set is entertaining, it does not have the charm and nostalgia that I associate with Tom and Jerry. I'll admit I'm an old soul and a sucker for the big band soundtracks and the era of the Spotlight Collections. Chuck Jones' style is more off the wall - a little weird sometimes like he's trying to make a statement about society. However, this TnJ has several great episodes, which is the reason I bought it. The settings and episode premises (Secret Agent, Sci Fi...) are products of their time (Cold War era), and quite entertaining.
If you want ALL the Tom & Jerry you grew up with (80s, 90s kids), you've got to buy this. I wouldn't have given it 4 stars if it wasn't entertaining. But I prefer the style and cohesiveness of the Spotlight Collections better. If you want those catchy songs and classic Disney-level production quality, go with the Spotlight Collections.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My grandson absolutely loves Tom & Jerry, so these were a nice addition to his collection. :)Published 2 months ago by Linda P.
This set is great. It contains the entire Chuck Jones T&J filmography of 34 newly remastered shorts, most of which are pretty entertaining. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kenneth Clark
Classics! This ended up being a gift for someone who grew up watching this show but wasn't able to watch it since it wasn't on tv anymore. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jordan