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New DVDs on the wayPosted: January 28, 2013
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful start to the New Year. I can't believe that January is almost over.
Enough of the pleasantries, let's talk upcoming DVDs!
For starters we have another themed release with music as the focus. Tom and Jerry's Musical Mayhem will hit the stores on March 12, 2013. This release seems pretty weak with only seven cartoons:
- The Cat Concerto (1950)
- Saturday Evening Puss (1950)
- Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl (1950)
- Johann Mouse (1953, last Academy Award Winner)
- Carmen Get It! (1962, Gene Deitch era)
- Rock N' Rodent (1967, Chuck Jones era)
- DJ Jerry (from ep. 24 of Tom & Jerry Tales)
However, this release is unique amongst compilation DVDs of this nature in that we FINALLY have a Gene Deitch cartoon on DVD. Tom and Jerry's Musical Mayhem might be worth it for that rare gem. As a side note, I do like the concept of these themed DVDs and if you like the musical Tom and Jerry's this would be a nice hour long distraction.
Next up we have Tom & Jerry Kids Show: The Complete Season One coming April 30, 2013. I don't know how I feel about it this, except for maybe *shudder*. After last summer's marathon session of Tom and Jerry Kids I don't think I'll be in a rush to get this DVD for myself. However, I know that that era of Tom and Jerry has it's fans, so this should be good news for those that have waited for a DVD release.
Finally, the upcoming release of Tom and Jerry The Golden Collection is happening this year. I've seen boxart and a unconfirmed date in March 2013, but nothing on Amazon with a definitive release date. I'll keep you posted.
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