A replacement program was begun at the end of 2006, two years after the set's initial release. Both these films act as tributes to animators and the unique imaginative world that they share with their audiences. Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection is a series of sets released by featuring. The redubbing is so bad that it literally makes me cringe whenever I hear it, transforming Mammy from a cheerful and funny character into an automaton with a voice like a badly-tuned piano. Contrary to the CinemaScope versions, the Academy versions are missing information present at the left and right sides of the frame in many shots from their CinemaScope versions.
Various cartoons have been omitted due to censorship, while at least three cartoons on this release have been altered in terms of dialogue and have had visual gags edited out due to being regarded as racially contentious. Overall, each region unfortunately has become a victim of political correctness and the preferred version is dependent on whether the R1 extras are of importance to you or whether you'd rather have the majority of episodes which were released. Fifteen years later, I still get the same level of enjoyment out of the animated antics of this cat and mouse duo that I did back in the late 1980s. Now the unstoppable duo are back, this time with brand new compilations of their fun-filled frolics that start from the very beginning. Sitting now and watching these cartoons I still feel the joy and appreciate the slapstick humour on display, it really takes me back! Audio The audio is presented in its original mono format, and is reasonably serviceable.
. A superscripted two 2 denotes cartoons presented in the CinemaScope aspect ratio using a new anamorphic widescreen transfer. The second volume contained four shorts The Lonesome Mouse, Polka-Dot Puss, Saturday Evening Puss and Nit-Witty Kitty with edited sound tracks. The only soundtrack available is English Mono with no extras. The composer emplaced a 20 piece orchestra to mimic and emphasise the onscreen action creating a comedic language based on both timing and originality. She had a habit of setting Tom some sort of task at the beginning of each cartoon, and then giving him a leathering at the end when he failed to accomplish his goals usually because of the devious Jerry. Episodes include:Puss Gets The BootThe Midnight SnackThe Night Before ChristmasFraidy CatDog TroublePuss 'N' TootsYankie Doodle MouseSufferin' CatsThe Bowling Alley CatFine Feathered FriendThe Lonesome MouseBaby PussZoot CatThe BodyguardPuttin' On The DogMouse TroublesThe Mouse Comes To DinnerMouse In ManhattanTee For twoFlirty BirdyQuiet Please! Details: Dolby Digital ; Region 4.
Volume one was released on October 19, 2004, volume two on October 25, 2005, and the third and final volume on September 11, 2007. Dialogue is limited in these animated productions, and subsequently much of the comedy is reliant on the musical language of the late Scott Bradley. Also the R2 release suggests the cartoons have been digitally remastered but this apparently is not the case. The redubbed voice of Mammy Two-Shoes, with its spotless, crisp-clear quality recorded with modern equipment , sounds hideously out of place. In fact, it was mainly thanks to Tom and Jerry that I for a long time harboured a desire to become an animator, an aspiration that still grips me from time to time. Transfer Quality Video The cartoons are presented in an aspect ratio of 1.
Now the unstoppable duo are back, this time with brand new compilations of their fun-filled frolics that start from the very beginning. These four shorts contained the censored Mammy Two-Shoes audio track, instead of the original. Subtitles: English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Greek; English, Dutch and Italian for the hearing impaired. Whether or not the rest will be included in the retail version is anyone's guess, but I would urge potential buyers to exercise extreme caution. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Conclusion Ultimately, this set might be fine for the three-year-olds it was clearly aimed at, but anyone with a more objective eye is going to be sorely disappointed.
The final volume contained an edited version of His Mouse Friday 1951 , in which the scene were Jerry meets a real black savage was cut. It has faded and warped somewhat with age and the fact that the recording equipment used wasn't particularly great anyway , but it does its job perfectly well. Other Titles: Classic collection volume 2. There's nothing here at all. Avery depicted our fear of failure and success while also displaying anxiety and humiliation as a source of pleasure.
In comparison to kids programs of these days it's far from being politically correct but that's half the charm, it takes me back to a simpler time when kids could be kids. Print damage is not something I normally mind, but in this case it, along with substantial grain and an insufficient bit rate lead to some fairly noticeable compression artifacts. Not that I would recommend buying this set anyway, because the majority of the episodes on this disc have been butchered in such a ham-fisted manner that it would actually be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. All Tom and Jerry seem to want is peace and sanctuary. These classics have been mangled by censors with dubious morals, and therefore I would urge anyone who gives two hoots about these cartoons to not buy this set, which is nothing short of a disgrace and should have been canned before it even got off the drawing board. Item is in original shrink wrap if applicable.
These characters' decisions are made with the weight of their own self-loathing, their own sense of purposelessness and meaninglessness. The CinemaScope versions which are missing non-critical information present at the top, bottom and left sides of the frame in many shots from their Academy versions are included on the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collections. Tex Avery told stories of the ordinary, pushed into uncontrollable situations for no apparent reason. Yet it is something they are denied for the sheer fact that they are in an Avery inspired universe. Tex Avery in turn is an iconic, voyeuristic, distorted, and challenging radical spirit. Tom and Jerry provides a timeless combination of infectious humour, lightning-fast pacing and superb animation that has the ability to amuse people of all ages - something that it rarely true of cartoons in this day and age.
In theory, Volume 1 should include 24 cartoons the press release materials certainly claim this , but only half of these are present on the review copy I received. Talk about a great set! There are no scene chapters for episodes. Colours are inconsistent but just about acceptable. At some point, however, some oh-so-clever individual came to the conclusion that Mammy's voice was racially offensive. There are so many superb bonus features here! Originally planned as an uncensored, chronological set, the issued Spotlight Collection sets wound up including selected shorts on each volume. Much to my dismay, these bastardized versions are the ones included on this set, and therefore, I have come to the conclusion that this set should not be touched with a barge-pole. Contents: Puss Gets The Boot -- The Midnight Snack -- The Night Before Christmas -- Fraidy Cat -- Dog Trouble -- Puss N' Toots -- Yankee Doodle Mouse -- Sufferin' Cats -- The Bowling Alley Cat -- Fine Feathered Friend -- The Lonesome Mouse -- Baby Puss.
Springtime For ThomasThe Milky WaifTrap HappySpecial Features:None Listed. Font Size 16 Tom and Jerry were the cartoon characters I grew up on. In many of the cartoons, Tom and Jerry lived in the house of a cheerful black lady, unofficially known by cartoon fans as Mammy Two-Shoes. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p. Overall, a terrible disappointment and a waste of plastic. They are on Volume 3. Yet Tom is not a street wise alley cat - rather, he is a domesticated kitten while his prey is Jerry, a small, somewhat feminine mouse.