Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Vol. 3
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Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Vol. 3 (DVD)
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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I've purchased all 3 volumes of the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection as well as the Chuck Jones DVD. That covers all of the episodes other than the Gene Deitch episodes and supposedly 2 or 3 others that are so racially charged that they have been censured from existence.
All are labeled as being for adults because some of the episodes contain smoking, drinking, and racism. I contend that they were hilarious when I was a kid and still are. Given that I didn't turn out to be a chain-smoking, alcoholic, member of the KKK, I can only assume that watching these episodes does not have that effect on children. If you believe otherwise, please stick to the modern broadcasts or look elsewhere for entertainment.
At the time when we got these episodes my daughter was 4 or 5 years old and got very upset when anything bad happened to anyone in a cartoon. Tom and Jerry was the perfect thing because they continually do mean things to each other and keep coming back for more. There was no long term impact. It could just be a funny cartoon. In short, she quickly grew to love them and we've watched all of the episodes multiple times. I think it helped me give her a grasp on what was real vs what was pretend and silly. Your mileage may vary. ...after all, your child could grow up to be a chain smoking alcoholic member of the KKK if exposed to this filth.
I give this 3 stars because while these cartoons are must haves, the set could be better in ways I already explained.
I am also highly offended that WB thinks they can decide what I can and can not watch. After learning that Casanova Cat and Mouse Cleaning were left out by decree from the thought police I immediately purchased a copy of Tom and Jerry Cartoon Cavalcade VHS for Casanova Cat and Tom and Jerry's 50th Birthday Classics III VHS for Mouse Cleaning. By the way I bought both tapes right here on AMAZON.
I have a VHS deck that copies directly to PC that I bought at my local electronics store that looks like a shack for about the cost of this dvd set. I now have both cartoons to watch whenever I want and I plan on watching them a lot!!!
Long live Tom and Jerry!!!