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All-New The Tom and Jerry Show: Season 1, Part 1 - Frisky Business - Now on DVD

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Thirteen episodes of cat-and-mouse jinks on two DVDs from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, that’s The Tom and Jerry Show: Season 1, Part 1 - Frisky Business in a nutshell. The classic Hanna-Barbera series has gotten a makeover of sorts, with a fresh, streamlined animation style (achieved via Adobe Flash). The all-new The Tom and Jerry Show debuted back in April of 2014 and the premiere episode ranked number one for its basic cable time slot. The antagonism between Tom and Jerry has obviously retained its popularity without any perceivable signs of flagging.

The format is simple: each 22-minute episode consists of two 11-minute segments. That makes for a good value, with a DVD release that runs nearly five hours. The plotlines generally center, of course, on the never-ending pursuit between Tom and Jerry. But there’s quite a bit of variety thrown in, with some episodes (“Feline Fatale” and “One of a Kind” for two examples) focusing on Tom and Jerry working as the “Cat and Mouse Detectives” (actor Gary Cole serves as narrator for these segments).

Other episodes are centered squarely on domestic concerns, with homeowners Rick (voiced by Jason Alexander of Seinfeld) and Ginger (Grey DeLisle-Griffin) inadvertently allowing for mayhem to ensue (as when they task Spike the dog with overseeing the house while they’re out in “Entering and Breaking”). Other take on a supernatural bent, like “Vampire Mouse,” “Ghost of a Chance,” and “Superfied.”

Longtime Tom and Jerry fans may take awhile to get used to the new animation style. But for kids, it’ll likely be right up their alley. Visit the official WB Shop website for more information.



Episodes:

Spike Get Skooled/Cats Ruffled Furniture

Sleep Disorder/Tom’s In-Tents Adventure

Birthday Bashed/Feline Fatale

Cat Nippy/Ghost of a Chance

Holed Up/One of a Kind

Belly Achin’/Dog Daze

Birds of a Feather/Vampire Mouse

Entering and Breaking/Franken Kitty

Tom-Foolery/Haunted Mouse

Here’s Looking A-Choo Kid!/Superfied

What a Pain/Hop to It!

For the Love of Ruggles/Sleuth or Consequences

Dinner is Swerved/Bottled Up Emotions

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