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4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection, marred by some censorship, 24 Jun. 2007
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This review is from: Tom And Jerry: Classic Collection - Volume 1 [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
This is a near-complete collection of the early cartoons, which remain timeless classics, with plenty of slapstick humour on offer.

I grew up with the original, unedited, T & J cartoons that were broadcast in the UK until 2000, and released on VHS in the '80s and '90s, so it's highly disappointing to see that you can't get some of the originals any more. This otherwise top-notch collection is marred by many PC cuts, most notably the frequent use of the overdubbed version of Mammy Two-Shoes (though at least she appears in the cartoons rather than being edited out altogether).

Okay, by all means they should release edited versions of the cartoons for people who find the originals too racially offensive, but no way should we have phased out the distribution of the original unedited versions- most people weren't offended by them, and many find the edited versions inferior to the originals.

The above said, the Classic Collection is the best collection of Tom & Jerry cartoons available- other versions are either more heavily edited, or are lower quality. Hopefully in future someone will release a set of unedited Tom & Jerry cartoons on DVD in the UK, of similar quality to this release, but for now, if you want a set of T & J cartoons, this is the set to get.

I also own Volumes 2, 3 and 4; the same assessment applies to those volumes.
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2012 22:32:14 GMT
Many thanks for your review. I wonder if this edition includes the piano and the mouse as shown on the recent Lang Lang tv documentary? I did enjoy it on tv years ago and having seen it on LL would like to get it for our grand daughter. regards, Julia Briggs

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 22:32:15 GMT
Many thanks for your review. I wonder if this edition includes the piano and the mouse as shown on the recent Lang Lang tv documentary? I did enjoy it on tv years ago and having seen it on LL would like to get it for our grand daughter. regards, Julia Briggs

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2013 17:10:12 BDT
tws45 says:
Apologies- I didn't see this reply for quite a long while! If you haven't already found out, I'm guessing you may be thinking of "The Cat Concerto" which is on Volume 2.
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