Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DVD review: Tom and Jerry- Around the World

If I need a failure-proof way to get my son, Ethan, into a good mood, I have one. I just turn on a Tom and Jerry cartoon, and within minutes he's laughing hysterically on the couch. So we were really excited to receive a new collection of Tom and Jerry cartoons to review, this one called Tom and Jerry: Around the World. Here's a bit about this DVD, from a press release that I received:
Get set for an unforgettable journey with everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo in Tom & Jerry: Around the World, available from Warner Home Video (WHV) May 8, 2012.  This hilarious, new animated title features 22 action-packed cartoons featuring the tussling twosome in some of their best adventures from around the globe.  Naples, Spain, Australia, New York and Hollywood are some of the memorable destinations that await viewers on this exciting trip. Tom & Jerry: Around the World will retail for $19.97 SRP.

Pack your suitcases and renew those passports! Tom & Jerry: Around the World is your first-class ticket to an entertaining, globe-trekking adventure. An exciting voyage with the popular cat and mouse duo awaits in this 22-cartoon collection consisting of classic theatrical shorts and episodes from Tom & Jerry Tales.

It’s Bon Voyage for Tom and Jerry as they duke it out as competing streets performers in the Big Apple in Way-Off Broadway. Tom chases Jerry through the streets of Naples in Neapolitan Mouse. In Flamenco Fiasco, the dueling duo find themselves in Spain where Tom shows off his fancy footwork as he engages in a very competitive Flamenco dance competition. It’s a trip Down Under in Kangadoofus where Jerry takes refuge with a kangaroo mother and her joeys in an effort to ditch Tom.  In Freaky Tiki, it’s “Aloha” for Tom and Jerry as they relax on a Hawaiian beach and find themselves entering an active volcano where they encounter Pele, the goddess of flames. Next it’s off to Tinseltown where Tom conducts a symphony orchestra in Tom & Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl. These and several other captivating adventures are featured on this must-own release.
This DVD clocks in at a whopping 170 minutes and contains 22 separate cartoons. I think Ethan would watch it all day if we let him! This is a really fun collection of classic cartoons and would be a great addition to any Tom and Jerry fan's DVD library.

Disclosure: I received this DVD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.