Monday, January 19, 2015

Movie Monday The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this DVD, free of charge, from Warner Brothers, via the Lippin Group, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

Looking for a Valentine's Day gift for the hubs, or your child, that is all about the classics?

I've got just the perfect DVD for you, that was just released last week!

The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up cover

The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up is comprised of 13 episodes from the TV show, and features Tom and Jerry and their favorite pals, including Spike and Tuffy. The pursuit takes off as Tom, Jerry and the gang fly through unfriendly skies in Just Plane Nuts. Detectives Tom and Jerry are on the case to find Spike’s missing dog bones in Bone Dry. Love is in the air when a mad scientist transports Tom and Jerry to Paris to meet a girl cat and a girl mouse in Molecular Break Up. Jerry and Tuffy cause havoc on a luxury cruise liner in Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’. These and several other hilarious episodes are featured in this entertaining set.

“With cutting-edge animation and innovative story-telling, The Tom and Jerry Show, has brought a classic cartoon to a brand-new generation of viewers,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up will delight viewers of all ages. We’re delighted to bring another entertaining Tom and Jerry release to consumers.”

Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focus on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.

This new DVD contains:

Featured Shorts:

  • Turn About/The Plight Before Christmas
  • Tuffy Love/Poof!
  • Top Cat/Mummy Dearest
  • Domestic Kingdom/Molecular Break Up
  • Just Plane Nuts/Pets Not Welcome
  • Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’/Road Trippin’
  • Magic Mirror/Bone Dry
  • My Bot-y Guard/Little Quacker and Mister Fuzzy Hide
  • Pipeline/No Brain, No Gain
  • Cat Napped/Black Cat
  • Hunger Strikes/Gravi-Tom
  • Ghost Party/Cat-Astrophe
  • Curse Case Scenario/Say Cheese

Miss Grace adores the Tom and Jerry series, no matter which version she is watching! This collection contains some of her favorites, so she was thrilled to have them on one DVD collection! As always, it is great to know that it is a series that includes classicial music (I always heat "Hey Mom, that's the song from Tom & Jerry!", when listening to any classical music), and at it's heart the cartoons teach a valuable lesson about being bad gets you nowhere, but being smart and thinking out outside of the box, can not only keep you alive, but make you new friends! Though I do have to admit, we've had quite a few scientific ("does that really happen?") questions while watching the cartoons, I look at them as a chance to teach my child scientific and math principles, while she thinks she's just watching cartoons. Always a plus in my book! So if you're looking for a fun, family friendly, Valentine's Day gift, give this DVD a try!

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Teen Titans Go!The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network; original animated DC Nation shorts for Cartoon Network; and Beware the Batman and the forthcoming Mike Tyson Mysteries series for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through

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