WHV Announcement: Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection

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    Splendid!

    Still crossing my fingers for The Tom & Jerry Show: The Complete Series to be put out on DVD, though! ;-)

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    wonder how many copies of the 14 million were from the 3 Volume (almost complete collection) series
     
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    WARNER HOME VIDEO
    EXPANDS ITS CLASSIC ANIMATION LIBRARY
    WITH THE DVD RELEASE OF
    TOM AND JERRY: CHUCK JONES COLLECTION
    AVAILABLE JUNE 23, 2009

    Collection includes 34 Re-mastered Theatrical Shorts available together on DVD for the First Time and All-New Documentaries


    BURBANK, CA (March 3, 2009) – The distinct artistic style of legendary animator Chuck Jones is the focus of Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest release of classic Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts which will be available on DVD June 23, 2009. Titled, Tom and Jerry: Chuck Jones Collection, this must-have collector’s set will feature all 34 dazzling theatrical shorts produced by Jones along with bonus material. This DVD will retail for $26.99 SRP.

    The Chuck Jones era of Tom and Jerry cartoons began when the famed animator was engaged to head a newly formed animation department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1963. This new chapter in Jones’ career followed his nearly 30-year tenure at Warner Bros. where he honed his very distinctive style of art and comedy, creating some of the most memorable films of all time. His new arrangement with MGM led to several prominent projects including How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the feature adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth, and 34 theatrical short subjects featuring the studio’s most popular animated characters, Tom and Jerry.

    Jones brought his own unique sensibilities to the characters of Tom & Jerry, giving the cartoons a contemporary feel, and relying more on subtlety and satire for comedy vs. the more traditional slapstick gags of the earlier Tom and Jerry cartoons. This collection from WHV brings these shorts to DVD, together for the first time, completely re-mastered in their original theatrical widescreen format for stunning picture and sound quality. The 34 shorts will be available in a two-disc set, featuring new collectible slipcase packaging and two new bonus documentaries; Tom and Jerry…and Chuck as well as Chuck Jones: Memories of a Childhood.

    “We’ve had the pleasure of releasing several Tom and Jerry collections over the years but this is the first compilation to exclusively feature the work of Chuck Jones,” commented Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, “All the cartoons featured on this DVD collection have been re-mastered, so they look and sound as vibrant and beautiful as they did when they were first released over forty years ago.” We think Tom and Jerry as well as animation fans will want to make this DVD part of their home entertainment collection.”

    Tom and Jerry: Chuck Jones Collection
    Penthouse Mouse (1963)
    Jerry-Go-Round (1966)
    The Cat Above and The Mouse Below (1964)
    Love Me, Love My Mouse (1966)
    Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? (1964)
    Puss ‘n’ Boats (1966)
    Much Ado About Mousing (1964)
    Filet Meow (1966)
    Snowbody Loves Me (1964)
    Matinee Mouse (1966)
    The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse (1964)
    The A-Tom-inable Snowman (1966)
    Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life (1965)
    Catty Cornered (1966)
    Tom-ic Energy (1965)
    Cat and Dupli-Cat (1966)
    Bad Day at Cat Rock (1965)
    O-Solar Meow (1967)
    The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off (1965)
    Guided Mouse-ille (1967)
    Haunted Mouse (1965)
    Rock ‘n’ Rodent (1967)
    I’m Just Wild About Jerry (1965)
    Cannery Rodent (1967)
    Of Feline Bondage (1965)
    The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. (1967)
    The Year of the Mouse (1965)
    Surf-Bored Cat (1967)
    The Cat’s Me-ouch (1965)
    Shutter Bugged Cat (1967)
    Duel Personality (1966)
    Advance and Be Mechanized (1967)
    Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary (1966)
    Purr-Chance to Dream (1967)
     
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    I hope this means we'll get a Gene Deitch collection!
     
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    Studios always seem to forget they ever released laserdiscs.
     
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    Very true but the Laserdisc Box was released by MGM/UA so that may have something to do with the statement or lack of knowledge concerning it.
     

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