To Warner Bros and MGM....TOM & JERRY COLLECTION

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  1. Kamrano

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    To Whom It May Concern: at Warner Brothers, AOL Time Warner, Cartoon Network, and Turner Entertainment.

    We the fans of Tom and Jerry respectfully ask that you release the classic Tom and Jerry cartoons on DVD. Though the classic cartoons have been released on 2 DVD’s, we are not given much. The discs are rather bare bones. We would like something else. Something that pays homage to the legacy of Hanna and Barbera, the influence that these cartoons have.

    We the fans though appreciative of Cartoon Networks airings and the recent DVD release from Warner Brothers, feel like we are being fed scraps from a large banquet table. Other parts of this world have been blessed with Tom and Jerry on VCD, Tom and Jerry VHS releases on a regular basis, and just recently a DVD Box Set in Japan. We have only been given a few select classic cartoons, a few new cartoons, and nothing else.

    We desire to see our favorite cartoons be given the DVD Box Set treatment in such a way that respects the cartoons and its creators. Therefore, we ask for the following treatment in regards to said DVD Box Set:
    -All Hanna-Barbera MGM years (1940-1958) 114 cartoons UNCUT!
    -The 1954-1958 Cinemascope cartoons restored to Cinemascope (Letterboxed)
    -All Gene Deitch (Rembrandt Films) years (1961-62): 13 cartoons UNCUT
    -All Chuck Jones years (1963-1967): 34 cartoons UNCUT
    -All Hanna-Barbera (1975) 48 cartoons UNCUT

    -Interviews/Documentaries with those involved with Tom and Jerry
    -The history of Tom and Jerry
    -Bios on those involved (animators, composers, writers, directors)

    There is also the issue of racial stereotypes that are present in the original cartoons (along with many other cartoons and movies of that era). Some people have problems with that in the cartoons, others do not. We propose that 2 versions of the Box Set be released, one containing the cartoons edited and the other containing the cartoons uncut. That way the fans who find certain Tom and Jerry cartoons offensive have an inoffensive version to purchase. And those that are not offended by the aforementioned cartoons can purchase the cartoons as there were originally aired. Or if there is an option to view the edited episode.

    Thank You
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    They're planning on a set with the 1940's and 1950's Hanna Barbera cartoons for 2004.

    The Gene Deitch T&J cartoons are a guilty pleasure (Especially Dickie Moe and The Tom & Jerry Cartoon Kit) and the Chuck Jones episodes are nicely drawn (but not that funny). I wouldn't count on the made-for-TV cartoons to be on DVD for a LONG time, though.
     
  3. Kamrano

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    Well I hope thats the case. The best ones were the Hanna Barbera ones. I hope they are all UNCUT and that the see past the Race issue.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    Kamrano, what you're asking for has been released in Japan. Both cut and uncut versions if you can't wait or if what WB releases isn't what it should be. They're not too expensive either
     
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    I think the Japanese release has pan & scan transfers of the CinemaScope cartoons, though. Either that or they're non-anamorphic.
     

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