Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection

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Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection is a series of Region 2 DVD sets released by Warner Home Video. The sets include selected Tom and Jerry shorts on each volume. These DVDs are available in 6 double-sided DVDs (issued in the United Kingdom) and 12 single-layer DVDs (issued throughout Europe and Australia). The DVDs in the UK were re-released as "Collector Editions", which were Digipak versions with 2 Volumes inside.

Contents

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The UK box set version

None of the cartoons in the set have been restored; all were sourced by TV prints created by Turner Entertainment in the 1990s for Cartoon Network and Boomerang airings. Some of the cartoons in these DVD sets are censored due to perceived racial stereotypes.

Shorts produced in CinemaScope are presented in pan and scan for showing on the 4:3 aspect ratio television screen, except for remake shorts The Egg and Jerry , Tops with Pops and Feedin' the Kiddie . These shorts are not in anamorphic widescreen, like the American Spotlight collections; instead, they are in a 4:3 windowbox format and appear to be sourced from the laserdisc set (The Art Of Tom and Jerry) or are an early release of the copies found on the spotlight releases.

Key

2 denotes Cinemascope cartoons in pan and scan
3 denotes Oscar winners
4 denotes edited TV prints, manly redubbed Mammy Two Shoes. Other edits as noted.

Volume 1

Released on 5 April 2004 (UK version)

Collector's Edition released on 12 April 2004

Side 1 (Volume 1)

  1. Puss Gets the Boot 4
  2. The Midnight Snack 4
  3. The Night Before Christmas
  4. Tom and Jerry the friends
  5. Dog Trouble 4
  6. Puss n' Toots 4
  7. The Yankee Doodle Mouse 3
  8. Sufferin' Cats!
  9. The Bowling Alley Cat
  10. Fine Feathered Friend
  11. The Lonesome Mouse 4
  12. Baby Puss

Side 2 (Volume 2)

  1. The Zoot Cat
  2. The Bodyguard
  3. Puttin' on the Dog
  4. Mouse Trouble 3
  5. The Mouse Comes to Dinner
  6. Mouse in Manhattan
  7. Tee for Two
  8. Flirty Birdy 4 (muted dialog of the bird)
  9. Quiet Please! 3
  10. Springtime for Thomas
  11. The Milky Waif 4 (black face gag cut)
  12. Trap Happy

Volume 2

Released on 3 May 2004

Side 1 (Volume 3)

  1. Solid Serenade
  2. Cat Fishin'
  3. Part Time Pal
  4. The Cat Concerto 3
  5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse
  6. Salt Water Tabby
  7. A Mouse in the House 4 (Black face gag cut)
  8. The Invisible Mouse
  9. Kitty Foiled
  10. The Truce Hurts 4(Black face gag cut)
  11. Old Rockin' Chair Tom 4
  12. Professor Tom
  13. Mouse Cleaning (uncut)

Side 2 (Volume 4)

  1. Polka-Dot Puss 4
  2. The Little Orphan 34 (Black face gag cut)
  3. Hatch Up Your Troubles
  4. Heavenly Puss
  5. The Cat and the Mermouse
  6. Love That Pup
  7. Jerry's Diary
  8. Tennis Chumps
  9. Little Quacker
  10. Saturday Evening Puss 4
  11. Texas Tom
  12. Jerry and the Lion
  13. Safety Second

Volume 3

Normal version released on 28 June 2004

Collector Edition released on 28 June 2004

Side 1 (Volume 5)

  1. Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl
  2. The Framed Cat 4
  3. Cue Ball Cat
  4. Casanova Cat (uncut)
  5. Jerry and the Goldfish
  6. Jerry's Cousin
  7. Sleepy-Time Tom 4
  8. His Mouse Friday 4 (edited)
  9. Slicked-up Pup
  10. Nit-Witty Kitty 4
  11. Cat Napping
  12. The Flying Cat
  13. The Duck Doctor

Side 2 (Volume 6)

  1. The Two Mouseketeers 3
  2. Smitten Kitten
  3. Triplet Trouble
  4. Little Runaway
  5. Fit To Be Tied
  6. Push-Button Kitty 4
  7. Cruise Cat
  8. The Dog House
  9. The Missing Mouse
  10. Jerry and Jumbo
  11. Johann Mouse 3
  12. That's My Pup!
  13. Just Ducky

Volume 4

Normal version released on 26 July 2004

Collector Edition released on 28 June 2004

Side 1 (Volume 7)

  1. Two Little Indians
  2. Life with Tom 4 (black face gag from the Little Opran's cut)
  3. Puppy Tale
  4. Posse Cat
  5. Hic-cup Pup
  6. Little School Mouse
  7. Baby Butch
  8. Mice Follies
  9. Neapolitan Mouse
  10. Downhearted Duckling
  11. Pet Peeve 2
  12. Touché, Pussy Cat! 2
  13. Southbound Duckling 2

Side 2 (Volume 8)

  1. Pup on a Picnic
  2. Mouse for Sale
  3. Designs on Jerry
  4. Tom and Chérie 2
  5. Smarty Cat
  6. Pecos Pest
  7. That's My Mommy 2
  8. The Flying Sorceress 2
  9. The Egg and Jerry
  10. Muscle Beach Tom 2
  11. Down Beat Bear 2
  12. Blue Cat Blues 2
  13. Barbecue Brawl 2

Volume 5

Normal version released on 23 August 2004

Collector Edition released on 18 October 2004

Side 1 (Volume 9)

  1. Tops with Pops
  2. Timid Tabby 2
  3. Feedin' the Kiddie 4
  4. Mucho Mouse 2
  5. Tom's Photo Finish 2
  6. Happy Go Ducky 2
  7. Royal Cat Nap 2
  8. The Vanishing Duck 2
  9. Robin Hoodwinked 2
  10. Tot Watchers 2

Side 2 (Volume 10)

All 13 Gene Deitch-era cartoons are present on this DVD.

  1. Switchin' Kitten
  2. Down and Outing
  3. It's Greek to Me-ow!
  4. High Steaks
  5. Mouse into Space
  6. Landing Stripling
  7. Calypso Cat
  8. Dicky Moe
  9. The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit
  10. Tall in the Trap
  11. Sorry Safari
  12. Buddies Thicker Than Water
  13. Carmen Get It!

Volume 6

All 34 Chuck Jones-era cartoons are present on this DVD, in filmed Academy Ratio of 1.37 unlike the Chuck Jones Collection which is presitented in matted 1.75

Normal version released on 27 September 2004

Collector Edition released on 18 October 2004

Side 1 (Volume 11)

  1. Pent-House Mouse
  2. The Cat Above and the Mouse Below
  3. Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?
  4. Much Ado About Mousing
  5. Snowbody Loves Me
  6. The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse
  7. Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life
  8. Tom-ic Energy
  9. Bad Day at Cat Rock
  10. The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off
  11. Haunted Mouse
  12. I'm Just Wild About Jerry
  13. Of Feline Bondage
  14. The Year of the Mouse
  15. The Cat's Me-Ouch!
  16. Duel Personality
  17. Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary

Side 2 (Volume 12)

  1. Jerry-Go-Round
  2. Love Me, Love My Mouse
  3. Puss 'n' Boats
  4. Filet Meow
  5. Matinee Mouse
  6. The A-Tom-Inable Snowman
  7. Catty Cornered
  8. Cat and Dupli-cat
  9. O-Solar-Meow
  10. Guided Mouse-ille
  11. Rock 'n' Rodent
  12. Cannery Rodent
  13. The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R.
  14. Surf-Bored Cat
  15. Shutter Bugged Cat
  16. Advance and Be Mechanized
  17. Purr-Chance to Dream

Other notes on set

Two cartoons have been omitted: The Million Dollar Cat and Busy Buddies . They are, however, included in the US version (Spotlight Collection Vol 1 and Vol 3).

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