Posted: 11/15/2011

 

Tom & Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Volume 3

by Del Harvey




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Tom and Jerry is an American series of theatrical animated cartoon films created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, centering on a never-ending rivalry between a cat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence. Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote and directed one hundred and fourteen Tom and Jerry shorts at the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood between 1940 and 1957, when the animation unit was closed. The original series is notable for having won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film seven times, tying it with Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies as the theatrical animated series with the most Oscars. A longtime television staple, Tom and Jerry has a worldwide audience that consists of children, teenagers and adults, and has also been recognized as one of the most famous and longest-lived rivalries in American cinema. In 2000, TIME named the series one of the greatest television shows of all time.

On November 11, 2011, Warner Bros. releases “Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Volume 3” - 14 fur flying episodes from your favorite dynamic duo Tom and Jerry!

Episodes included on this DVD are:
-Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life (Chuck Jones)
-Bad Say at Cat Rock (Chuck Jones)
-Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary (Chuck Jones)
-Beach Bully Bingo (T&J Tales V1 Int’l)
-A Life Less Guarded (T&J Tales V5 Int’l)
-Northern Light Fish (T&J Tales V3 Int’l)
-Doggone Hill Dog (T&J Tales V3 Int’l)
-Love Me, Love My Mouse (Chuck Jones)
-Sasquahed (T&J Tales V5 Int’l)
-Shutter Bugged Cat (Chuck Jones)
-Snow Mouse (T&J Tales V6 Int’l)
-The Unshrinkable Mouse (Chuck Jones)
-Spook House Mouse (T&J Tales V1 Int’l)
-Don’t Bring Your Pet to School Day (T&J Tales V4 Int’l)

Take one blue and white domestic cat. Add one small brown house mouse. Mix in a handful of chases, stir in a few falling anvils and top off with one brutish bulldog named Spike. Yields 14 delightful cartoons! This fast and funny collection rises to the occasion with a crazy camping trip (Sasquashed), a chase through a carnival?s haunted house (Spook House Mouse), an Alaskan adventure (Northern Light Fish Fight) and an encounter with an abominable snow rodent (Snow Mouse). But the most outrageous moment of all comes when Tom and Jerry set aside their differences and join forces against beach muscleheads Spike and Butch in Beach Bully Bingo. Endless fun is the main course served up in this new all-family feast of animated fun.

Own it on DVD on November 11, 2011.

To view the official site, click here.

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.



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