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The end of an era,
This review is from: Tom And Jerry: Classic Collection - Volume 5 [DVD]  (DVD)
I have bought every one of the DVDs in this series, up to Volume 5. Although this DVD contains some funny episodes, the cartoon duo were steadily running out of ideas, and needed (the producers thought), a new direction. We see this sudden change on this DVD, where Fred Quimby's guidance over the project is taken over.
At the beginning of the second side of the DVD, the episodes become suddenly unfunny, and seem to have *lost* any direction, rather than moving away in another. The result is that you are paying twice as much for the DVD, just to get a few decent episodes.
I can see that Fred Quimby's cartoons were slowly declining in quality, but what has happened here is sacrilege. After the failure of William Snyder's cartoons, Chuck Jones, who masterfully directed the Roadrunner cartoons, also somehow managed to produce a similar-fated series which also lacked the brilliant score and ingenious humour of the original cartoons.
I feel disappointed with how few quality episodes are present on this DVD, but as a Tom & Jerry fan, I don't think that I've wasted my money here.
I won't be buying Volume 6, though.