Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection: Vol. 1
Tom and Jerry play the ultimate cat-and-mouse game in this collection of 40 restored and remastered cartoon shorts spanning from 1943's "Yankee Doodle Mouse" through 1956's "Blue Cat Blues," including seven Academy Award winners. Animation masters Friz Freleng, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones helmed this classic animated series. Extras include "Jerry Dances with Gene Kelly" and "Tom and Jerry Swim with Esther Williams," plus two documentaries.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; additional scenes; audio commentary; documentaries.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this animated classic is far from educational. Although it's considered a masterpiece, some of the series' content -- particularly the consequence-free cartoon violence -- is iffy for younger viewers. There's also some content that reflects the series' original 1960s' era -- such as the fact that the characters smoke in some episodes.
- Sexual Content
- In one instance, Jerry uses a bra as a parachute.
- Cartoon violence aplenty -- guns, knives, saws, axes, and explosives are used regularly (usually with little to no lasting consequence).
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Yes, it's all in fun, but Tom and Jerry do promote unhealthy competition and poke fun at stereotypes. Violence is consequence-free.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Jerry smokes a cigarette; Tom smokes a cigar. The series was made in the 1960s, so this was fairly typical of the time period.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it