June 4th, 2003
Anticipation and dread fill the air as Rome approaches the soapbox. A quiet awe falls on the people. Rome stands on his soapbox...
My friends and fellow Tom and Jerry fans. The time has come for us to let our voices be heard. I have received many a email in the five years I've run this site. And in those emails, the fans have wondered, "Where can I buy these cartoons?". I have answered these emails, with sorrow on my heart, "Video releases are few and far between and what has been released isn't much". I, for one, am tired of the lack of availablity of Tom and Jerry cartoons. Sure there are ways of getting the cartoons, Cartoon Network is one of them. But if FOX can release the Simpons on DVD (albeit verrry slowly), why can't WARNER do the same for Tom and Jerry.
What do I propose? A grass roots movement, since I don't know what else to do. Fellow Tom and Jerry fan, Kamrano and myself have started a Petition. Now, I know some of you may be rolling your eyes at this point and I understand...but dang it, it is worth a shot. Maybe just maybe, we can let some Marketing Person know that there is a fan base and a market for a Tom and Jerry DVD Box set!
Sign the Petition here
There is also a forum that the petition was posted to. But before you go there and start posting, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, be respectful in your posts. Don't start flaming. Go to the Forum
Thanks Kamrano for getting me to do this petition! Rome, steps off the soapbox.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
After you have thanked a Veteran today, stop on over to the Games area and check out the screenshots of "War of Whiskers" I grabed from Gamespot.com. There are 35 screen shots. Enjoy.
By the way, for those of you with Game Boy Advanced, the latest Tom and Jerry game is out: Tom & Jerry: Infurnal Escape
UPDATE: later today...still reorganizing my machine and still discovering things I didn't know I had. I was able to clean up a production drawing of Tom and I added it to the coloring section. ENJOY!
I know it's been several weeks since my last "real" update, but I've been busy. :-[
Anyway, as I was re-organizing my computer I stumbled upon a wallpaper that I downloaded from Cartoon Network's website. I don't know where I found it or when I downloaded it, but I'm going to share it with you.
So, today the 23rd of May, I give you a wallpaper. It's the last one on the page.
I have a some screen shots of the PS2 game, Tom and Jerry: War of Whiskers, somewhere on this machine (hence the re-organization since I can't find anything any more). Once I find those screen shots, I'll be putting them. Until then have a great Memorial Day weekend!
POSTERS! GET YOUR POSTERS!
Yup, I found a place that sells Tom and Jery posters. Check them out:
HAPPY EASTWA!!!! as Little Quacker puts.
Well I hope that you all are having an awesome Sunday, April 20! I just opened up my email box and low and behold I got a wonderful "Easter Egg" if you will.
Tom and Jerry Online has been awarded "Best New Link This Week" on About Classic Movies site which I think is pretty cool. If you get a chance and are into Classic Movies, go check them out!
Also, I finally had the time to sit down and watch the Mansion Cat. This is the short that was made in 2000. I don't know what to make of it. I need to see it a few more times before I can give my full impression of the short.
Today is the first full week of April. Yeah!
Anyway, nothing new to report or add or anything. Just felt like mentioning this: For those that have been coming to the site alot may remember last summer that TV Guide ran a poll for the greatest cartoon characters of all time. Check out the July 30, 2002 new posts if you want to see what transpired with that. Basically we were able to make Tom and Jerry number one. Anyway, I went back to the site recently and found that they are on the number three spot.
Now why is this so important that I post something about it, since this is just a poll (an old one at that) and doesn't have too much baring on things...well, because in my own little world I want Tom and Jerry to be on top! :-] Call it pride or vanity, but I call it a small victory in getting Tom and Jerry the recognition they so richly deserve. :-]
Anyway, here's the link to the TV Guide Poll.
A little late but there still is time!
Aaron over at The New Tom and Jerry Information Site sent this little note to me: "from March 30-April 5, Boomerang (it's their 3rd anniversary!) is showing TV's largest tribute to Tom & Jerry with a weeklong Marathon; plus, T&J will be Boomerang's featured stars every Friday this month!"
This is Awesome news! However, I do not have the Boomerang Network so I'll be missing all the fun. For those 10 of you that do have Boomerang, enjoy!
Thanks for the info, Aaron!
Today is Sunday, a day of rest, the last Sunday of March. April is around the corner. What does this mean? Absolutly nothing! I just felt like typing alot. Anyway...
I think I'm going to make some people really happy and some really upset. How so? Well, I was sniffing around ebay for the sake of looking and I found something that many of you have been emailing me about. I'm posting this news on March 30, 2003 and the time is 4:36PM EST adn there is 4 hours left in the auction for a Tom and Jerry plush toy!!!
I'm not running this auction, but I thought I'd share it with you. Good Luck!