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|Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol 3|
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
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 i... more »
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Mark Z. from MEMPHIS, TN
Reviewed on 2/6/2016...
very nice collection...I have enjoyed sharing it with my 2 yr old grand son, nice to see a new generation enjoying vintage timeless cat vs mouse comedy!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
toserveman | Cincinnati, OH USA | 09/11/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Here is the statement from Warner Bros as to why the two shorts are not being included on this release:
Two shorts, "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat," will not be included in the third and final "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection" of theatrical animated shorts from the Hanna-Barbera era at MGM. Although this collection is intended for mature audiences and collectors (not for children), Warner Home Video made the decision to omit these two shorts because, regardless of their historical context and artistic value, the offensiveness of certain scenes containing inappropriate racial stereotypes would diminish the enjoyment of the Collection's 35 other classic cartoons for a large segment of the audience.
How's that for corporate PC jibberish.
DO NOT SUPPORT CENSORSHIP!!!!!!!
John Field | San Diego | 09/11/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"So, Warner Brothers Home Video has now decided to become BIG BROTHER!!!???? I know that the words I'm about to type are now considered passé by the new studio owners but here goes. ARTISTIC INTEGRITY. Leave these cartoons alone and allow us to judge them in their Historical Perspective. We are not idiots! We don't even need Leonard Maltin to tell us it's o.k. to view these cartoons un-cut. Was Leonard un-available to tell us it's o.k. to view these as we remember them!!?? How a studio that did so well answering the requests of the fans of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies to leave them as they originally were, could so insult those same fans now, is utterly beyond me! Send them a LOUD and CLEAR message. DO NOT BUY THIS VOLUME!"
ALL the rest of the HB, or 2 cartoons shy?
BonyT | VA | 07/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The first two Volumes of Tom and Jerry Spotlight were fantastic -- that is, AFTER Warner sent out the free replacement discs to correct the edited cartoons in the sets that initially hit the shelves.
However, a question looms over this third and final volume of the Hanna and Barbera Tom and Jerry cartoons: The cover art for the back of the box advertises 35 shorts in this collection -- but there are in fact 37 HB shorts that Warner still hasn't given us after the first two volumes.
Is this just a misprint on the box? Or are we really being shorted two cartoons?
If so, which two? Maybe the controversial "Mouse Cleaning" and "His Mouse Friday"?
It's all just speculation until Warner releases further details on the contents of Volume Three. And until these questions are answered, a provisional 3-star rating for this volume, for now.
It's hard to believe Warner could really allow another screw-up, after mistakes on the first two volumes forced them to give away replacement discs to make things right. But if they think that the outraged collectors who inundated them with complaints about edited 'toons in the first two volumes are now simply going to shrug at being left two cartoons short in the final volume and then quietly go about their way ... then I guess Warner deserves what they will undoubtedly get.
Let's hope it's just a misprint on the box -- or else, if they really did leave out two cartoons, that they'll think better of it and add them into the set before this volume hits the shelves.
Again, Tom and Jerry Spotlight Volumes One and Two are wonderful, once you've got the replacement discs. Just don't pooch us on the last volume, Warner.
8/10/07 EDIT: Specs have now leaked out (thanks to J. Hudak for the update on that!), and, sadly, the news is not good: Warner has indeed apparently omitted two cartoons, "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat." So no more stars from me for this release, at least as long as these omissions stand. Honestly, I now don't know whether I'll purchase this volume or not.
WARNER: PLEASE RECONSIDER MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE FOR THE THIRD TIME."