Monday, September 10, 2007

Tom & Jerry DVD 3 Incomplete

The statement from Warner Bros Home Video has been picked up by TVshowsonDVD.com concerning the 2 Tom and Jerry cartoons not being included on the final DVD spotlight collection.
http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=8048
"Two shorts, “Mouse Cleaning” and “Casanova Cat,” will not be included in the third and final "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection" of theatrical animated shorts from the Hanna-Barbera era at MGM."According to Wikipedia,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casanova_Cat
- After Tom blows smoke on Jerry, the rodent is shown in blackface.
This scene has been deleted in some versions of the cartoon.
This scene may also be the reason that Warner Home Video decided to omit the short from the DVD release "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection, Volume 3"
According to Wikipedia,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_Cleaning
- While Tom is cleaning, he looks out the window and sees Mammy coming up the sidewalk.
He hides the cleaning supplies behind the couch and sits.
Jerry has taken the delivery chute and placed it on the front window of the house. The truck then delivers all of its coal into the living room in one big wave.
Then Mammy opens the front door and she gets knocked down by the coal. She then says, "Boy! When I get a hold of that low down, good for nothing..." Then Tom emerges from the coal in blackface.
Mammy asks him, "Hey you. Has you seen a no good cat around here?"
Tom then answers, "No ma'am. I ain't seen no cat around here. Uh-uh. There ain't no cat, no place, no how, no ma'am."
Tom starts to walk away from the coal pile but as we see the rest of his body, only his head is blackened.
Mammy then realizes she has been tricked by Tom and she starts to throw coal at Tom. Tom responds by making a face at her and he runs away.
As Tom runs away, Mammy throws a piece of coal a long distance and it ends up hitting Tom square on the head, knocking him out.
This scene may also be the reason that Warner Home Video decided to omit the short from the DVD release "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection, Volume 3"

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