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2011 News Archive

POSTED: December 31, 2011

HAVE A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

POSTED: December 26, 2011

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

I got a very interesting email yesterday and thought that I would do a posting of it rather than just an email reply. In this email I was asked what was my "top 10 or favorite five" cartoons from the first Hanna & Barbera years. So here are my top 10 and why:

10.) Downbeat Bear I love how persistent the bear is with the dancing and how annoyed Tom gets throughout the cartoon until finally he just gives up and excepts the fate of dancing all night. Plus, my wife and I like to ballroom dance.

9.) Neapolitan Mouse Just a fun adventure in Italy. I liked how Tom and Jerry put aside their differences and fought a common foe.

8.) Flying Cat Dig the cleverness of Tom in trying to get the canary and the bond that is forged between Jerry and the bird.

7.) The Two Mouseketeers Classic. Touche' Pussycat! You can't beat the swashbuckling affair in this 'toon.

6.) Cruise Cat There is a lot of slapstick in this cartoon that I really enjoy and Jerry really uses the ship to his advantage.

5.) Yankee Doodle Mouse This one is pretty clever. I always enjoyed the fight between Tom and Jerry in this one. Plus it's got a great historical value in my opinion.

4.) Johann Mouse I love the music and the grandeur of this cartoon.

3.) Uncle Pecos Crambone! 'Nuff said.

2.) Solid Serenade Is you is? Do I even need to explain this one?

1.) Mice Follies What? Mice Follies? Yup. That is my all time favorite. Why? Because of all the cartoons this one has the most heart. The interaction between Jerry and Nibbles is fantastic and very genuine in my opinion. Plus I really dig the music too.

So there you have it. My top 10.

Honorable mentions go "Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R." , "Catty Cornered", and "Dickie Moe" from the later eras.

POSTED: December 18, 2011

Wait...hold on...it's a week from Christmas?!?! Where did this year go?

Anyway! Hope everyone has a happy, joyous and memorable Christmas!

Merry Christmas

POSTED: December 07, 2011

What a year! Today is my daughters first birthday. I can't believe the ride that it has been. Happy Birthday!!

Anyway, not much in the way of Tom and Jerry news. I've got the latest and greatest DVD but haven't watched it yet. See the aforementioned toddler for the reason why I've not had the time to do so. Hopefully, since the DVD is technically my Christmas present, I'll spend some time watching it over the holidays.

Saw this today and thought I'd share because it is so true:

POSTED: November 24, 2011

Very thankful for everything that has transpired this year! I most wonderful year and can't believe all the great things that have taken place. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

POSTED: October 18, 2011

With only a week to go until the release of the Tom & Jerry Golden Collection, WB Classic Animation thought you might enjoy some more video clips.

POSTED: October 16, 2011

WE'RE BACK!!!

After much headache, phone calls, tech support, sleepless nights, coding, moving, etc., ect. Tom and Jerry Online is back online. There may be a few glitches here and there that I'll be working on but it should stop you from enjoying the site!

POSTED: October 07, 2011

Warner Home Video has launched a Facebook page that is worth a look – and a “Like”. WB Classic Animation went live late yesterday and the first thing posted is a simple comparison video showing two steps in the restoration process for upcoming Tom & Jerry Golden Collection Blu-Ray DVD set. But coming in the next few days and weeks will be direct input from Senior VP George Feltenstein, including new product information direct from the source, with accurate on-sale dates and content information on new releases.

Note that this Facebook page is solely for information on their classic theatrical cartoon library – Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry titles for now; hopefully Popeye, Tex Avery, Censored 11 in the future. Other classic properties owned by the studio (Hanna Barbera TV cartooons, animated features and TV specials, etc.) are not being covered on this page.

Many thanks to Cartoon Brew for the news!

POSTED: October 02, 2011

Heads up!

Sometime between October 4-12th Tom and Jerry Online might be Tom and Jerry Offline due to a server move. My hosting company hasn't given me an exact date, so I'll find out after they have moved it. There may some hiccups with the site after it's back up and I'll try to get them cleared up as quick as I can. Fun Fun!

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. September hasn't been a good month in the household as both daddy and baby have been ill on and off for most of the month. Ah parenthood. *cough* *cough* *ah-chooo!*

POSTED: September 07, 2011

Now this is pretty clever:

POSTED: August 24, 2011

Wow! This is the first in many, many years that I've been able to do updates this often!

"So what do today's updates have to offer?"

Well, I'm glad you asked! I've added 30 images to the picture gallery that I've collected over the years. There may be some more additions to this gallery in the next couple weeks...not sure yet. I've also made 2 more Tom and Jerry animated GIFs:

I think I'm going to take a break from making animated GIFs. I've made about 5 in the last week and need to focus on other tasks.

POSTED: August 22, 2011

I couldn't help myself this weekend. I made a couple animated GIFs. *GASP* I'm have a blast making them and I have a few scenes in mind that I'd like to capture. Not sure the time frame on those as I have a few other updates planned as well...like the reviving of the Clubhouse, which I've not forgotten about I'm just too easily distracted. Anyway, here are the new animated GIFs:

POSTED: August 19, 2011

OK, so this isn't particularly Tom and Jerry news related, but I thought it nifty anyway. I'm a huge fan of robots and when I saw this image I thought it was pretty nifty:

If you look in the bottom right corner you will find our favorite mechanized cat and mouse from "Advanced and Be Mechanized" making a cameo appearance.

POSTED: August 18, 2011

Woo-hoo! Official Press Release for Tom and Jerry - Gold Collection Volume 1: Press Release

I'm really excited about this DVD/Blu-Ray! From everything that I'm hearing, it's the collection that the fans have been begging for. I can't wait to get my copy!

POSTED: August 08, 2011

Happy 87th Birthday, Gene Deitch! Check out his new blog!

Gene Deitch

POSTED: August 01, 2011

Continuing with the trend of updates, I've added something special. I've been working on this for about a year now...on and off. It's a coloring app for the web that you can find here! It's definitely in the beta stage with updates to happen when I get a chance.

A very special Thank You to William (williammalone.com) for the app's framework and for all his help!

Now go color!
Go Color

POSTED: July 28, 2011

In keeping with the recent update of the site I've added a new section for your Tom and Jerry fandom needs. I've discovered many an animated gif featuring our beloved duo and have added a page for those. Check out these Tom and Jerry Animated Gifs!

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POSTED: July 25, 2011

Finally! I've updated this site. Woo-hoo! New site design in glorious HTML5 with some great responsive layouts so you can see Tom and Jerry Online on your mobile.

I have a few more additions for the site, so expect more fun stuff as the dust settles.

POSTED: June 29, 2011

Jerry Beck from Cartoon Brew clears up some information about the recently leaked news/announced Tom and Jerry: The Golden collection.

This release sounds like what the Tom and Jerry fans have been begging for since the first Spotlight collection came out. I'm excited about this release, but also cautious since we've been burned before.

POSTED: June 28, 2011

Good news everyone!

Tom and Jerry are coming to Blu-ray on October 25, 2011! Let's hope that they release these UNCUT!

Here is a list of the toons:

  • "Puss Gets The Boot"
  • "The Midnight Snack"
  • "The Night Before Christmas"
  • "Fraidy Cat"
  • "Dog Trouble"
  • "Puss N' Toots"
  • "The Bowling Alley Cat"
  • "Fine Feathered Friend"
  • "Sufferin' Cats"
  • "The Lonesome Mouse"
  • "The Yankee Doodle Mouse"
  • "Baby Puss"
  • "The Zoot Cat"
  • "The Million Dollar Cat"
  • "The Body Guard"
  • "Puttin' On The Dog"
  • "Mouse Trouble"
  • "The Mouse Comes To Dinner"
  • "Mouse In Manhattan"
  • "Tee For Two"
  • "Flirty Birdy"
  • "Quiet Please!"
  • "Springtime For Thomas"
  • "The Milky Waif"
  • "Trap Happy"
  • "Solid Serenade"
  • "Cat Fishin'"
  • "Part Time Pal"
  • "The Cat Concerto"
  • "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Mouse"
  • "Salt Water Tabby"
  • "A Mouse In The House"
  • "The Invisible Mouse"
  • "Kitty Foiled"
  • "The Truce Hurts"
  • "Old Rockin' Chair Tom"
  • "Professor Tom"
  • "Polka Dot Puss"
  • "The Little Orphan"
  • "Hatch Up Your Troubles"

No news on special features yet!

POSTED: June 16, 2011

Ah, the summer is finally here...well, unofficially, but still I'm glad for the weather change.

Lots going on. I'm coding away at the new site and it's coming along nicely.

There is some weird stuff happening in Argentina: Tom & Jerry Live article courtesy Cartoon Brew

I don't know what to say...

On a more sane note, Tom and Jerry - Fur Flying Adventures, Volume 3 is coming to stores on October 4th. Here's a list of the featured cartoons:

  • Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life
  • Bad Day at Cat Rock
  • Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary
  • Beach Bully Bingo
  • A Life Less Guarded
  • Northern Light Fish Fight
  • Doggone Hill Hog
  • Love Me, Love My Mouse
  • Sasquashed
  • Shutter Bugged Cat
  • Snow Mouse
  • The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse
  • Spook House Mouse
  • Don't Bring Your Pet to School Day

POSTED: May 09, 2011

Happy Post-Mother's Day!

So the news that came over this weekend is that there is a new DVD/Blu-Ray coming out with Tom and Jerry. It's not the Golden Collection that is being worked on, but something I'm not really sure about. It's Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz. Now the Sherlock Holmes cartoon was ok, but Wizard of Oz? Really? Why? Well, whatever, it's coming out August 23.

POSTED: April 20, 2011

Spring is suppose to be here, but in the Midwest it is still winter, ugh! So a nice cup of warm Chai and a quick troll for some Tom and Jerry info and what has been discovered. The WB's web site has a section where you can watch 10 full episodes of Tom and Jerry Tales. All 10 cartoons are from the first season.

So head on over to the WB to watch 10 full episodes of Tom and Jerry Tales: http://www.thewb.com/shows/tom-and-jerry-tales/

Watch Tom and Jerry Tales

Also, in case you missed the news, Tom and Jerry Online is now on Twitter and Facebook. Come join the conversation.

The site redo update is that I'm still working on it. I have a direction for the design and I have some neat stuff planned. Stuff to update and modernize this site. Also want to make Tom and Jerry Online a bit more mobile friendly. I hope that it turns out okay. Stay tuned, friends!

Also, it's been well over a year since the Tom and Jerry live action movie has been announced and still nothing beyond that announcement. I call Shenanigans until I hear/see more!

POSTED: April 01, 2011

Ah April Fools! The fun stuff on the internet is in full swing. Anyway, no April Fools shenanigans around I'm sad to say. Too much going on in my life.

As you may have notice, Tom and Jerry Online has been a bit slow in the news and updates department. Having a new born takes up A LOT of time, but I love it! But during the sleepless nights and midnight feedings I've been thinking about this site and it's need for more updates and more fun. So, as part of that I'm going to be redesigning the site to be more up to modern standards and the design is a bit dated anyway. So except some changes around the site in the near future...but that is determined by how much time my baby will give me...which is limited.

But that doesn't mean that the fun has to wait...on NO! Tom and Jerry has now gone social media! Yup! Tom and Jerry Online is now on Twitter and Facebook. Come join the fun.

I also plan on resurrecting the Tom and Jerry Clubhouse. What that is going to look like is yet to be determined, but I think it's high time that I brought that back.

POSTED: March 13, 2011

So in the mail the other day I received my copy of the "Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures" on DVD for a review. I did this during periods of playing with my 3 month old...I'm starting to introduce her to Tom and Jerry :-] Anyway, let's get down to the nitty gritty of this bare bones DVD and we shall use the usually Tom and Jerry Online scale: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Ready?

First off, let's see what this DVD has to offer:

14 Tom and Jerry from the first Hanna-Barbera era and from the Chuck Jones cartoons:

  • Barbecue Brawl (1956)
  • Happy Go Ducky (1958)
  • Hic-cup Pup (1954)
  • Little Quacker (1950)
  • Rock ‘n’ Rodent (1967)
  • Neapolitan Mouse (1954)
  • Pet Peeve (1954)
  • Pup on a Picnic (1955)
  • O-Solar-Meow (1966)
  • Robin Hoodwinked (1958)
  • Guided Mouse-ille (1966)
  • Timid Tabby (1957)
  • The Vanishing Duck (1958)
  • That’s My Mommy (1955)

A couple trailers and that's it. It's pretty bare on features.

The Good
14 fun Tom and Jerry cartoons. All the cartoons look pretty good on this transfer. This has a few of my favorites on it so it gets a special nod from me on that.

The Bad
Nothing is particularly bad on this DVD. This DVD is nothing new as you can find these cartoons on the various Spotlight Collections and the Chuck Jones collection. So this is kind of a double-dip if you already have those aforementioned collections in your DVD library.

The Ugly
Like I said, it's bare bones: 14 cartoons and a couple of trailers. if you want something quick and easy to entertain the little ones, this would do the trick. Serious collectors/fans might shy away from this DVD.

Overall this is a nice, casual fan DVD. If you don't already have the spotlight collections and just want something quick to pop on the DVD player, Tom and Jerry's Fur Flying Adventures is just the right thing.

Also, when are we going to get some love for the Gene Deitch cartoons from the WB? I know some of them were horrendous, but there were a couple of gems in that era.

POSTED: February 11, 2011

Sendit.com is having a sale on all their Cartoon Network DVDs.They are also offering an extra 10% all items on the list until the end of February 2011. To get the extra 10% off use the code CARTOON10 at checkout.

Sendit.com

POSTED: February 02, 2011

Warner Bros. is releasing Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures on DVD. Everyone’s favorite cat and mouse Tom and Jerry are back in an all new collection with 14 shorts selected to give endless entertainment for the entire family.

Synopsis: They’re at it again – hilariously – in a new and nutty 14-cartoon collection! In this corner, a perturbed pussycat. In the other corner, a mischievous mouse. Let the comedic mayhem begin with this menagerie of 14 fur-flying dust-ups. The tussling twosome travel through time (Guided Mouse-ille), to Europe (Neapolitan Mouse) and into space (O-Solar-Meow). And it’s two against one when Tom’s scaredy-cat cousin George comes to town in Timid Tabby. But Jerry comes out on top time and again in Pet Peeve, That’s My Mommy and Robin Hoodwinked. This collection’s classic cartoons starring your family’s longstanding favorite cat and mouse duo again prove that as their rivalry is neverending, so are the joy and the laughs they spark!

Available on DVD: February 8th

Get it from the WBShop.

POSTED: January 18, 2011

After years and years and years of search, the elusive Tom and Jerry Theme sheet music has been found!!! Head over to Seolta Music to get the music!

Happy New Year!

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