Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Don’t Ditch Deitch!

So many TOM AND JERRY DVDs, but where’s Gene Deitch? I want my "DV_Deitch"!

TOM AND JERRY has had an unusual release pattern on DVD.

All the Hanna and Barbera shorts – except two – have been released over three volumes called “Spotlight Collections”. There was a complete collection of the “Chuck Jones era”. (Those are the sets worth having!)

There have been lots of made-for-DVD productions, and continuous carving-up and repackaging of the “Spotlight Collection” material.

But, never once has a Gene Deitch TOM AND JERRY cartoon been officially committed to disc.

Yes, they were weird – but they were FUN! If you haven’t seen one in a while, check it out.

Now Warner Home Video has released a new “Tom & Jerry: Deluxe Anniversary Collection”. See THIS REVIEW from DVD Talk.

Included are Hanna and Barbera, Chuck Jones, the ‘70s TV version, the 2000s TV version … and even representation for “Tom and Jerry Kids” (!), But they continue to ignore Gene Deitch!

Someone, please tell me why!


Chris Barat said...


"Don't Diss Deitch!" would have been even better!


Joe Torcivia said...

If only I’d thought of it!

Though, I kinda liked the idea of “Ditch” being the same as “Deitch” with an additional “e”.

You don’t get background information like that at the other Blogs!