There is nothing racist in any of these cartoons. They were the reality of the behavior and culture of the time. Society was a different species of humanity in the 1940's. Absolutely no need for anyone to day to apologise or try an delete the truth. What would a cartoon that authentically depicted the behaviors of different races to day look like? Now THAT would be shocking.
These animated shorts are products of their time. Some of them may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society. These depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While the following does not represent the Warner Bros. view of today's society, these animated shorts are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.
Follow the madcap adventures of the original game of cat and mouse in Volume 1 of this classic collection as Tom, an ordinary housecat, pursues the pesky mouse, Jerry, for his supper. But Jerry, the quick-witted, audacious rodent who shares the house with Tom, can’t help from teasing his feline nemesis and thwarting his every attempt to catch him.
The description claims to be the original versions of Tom and Jerry. Yet despite this most scenes have been edited from their original version for example: in "His Mouse Friday" the screen is cropped at the end as to not show the child tribesman. In "Blue Cat Blues" the screen is slightly zoomed in. In "Truce Hurts" the blackface gag is cut by having it cut immediately after the meat truck splashes mud on Tom, Jerry, and Spike. It doesn't show these and possibly others uncensored. Not to mention the episodes aren’t even slightly close to being in the correct order… What happened to the first 40 episodes? EDIT: Oh and Puss Gets the Boot and The Framed Cat have dubbed Mammy Two shoes dialogue and not the original Lillian Randolph.
Sad to say that this is the season they commit suicide but this cartoon will forever be my favorite :')
I love to watch the show I always watch the show when I was little
I love Tom and Jerry, I have since i was nine years old. The price is so, high for a 7 min movie. But otherwise it is great.
I love it but please make it $1
I love Tom and Jerry but you make it to expensive.can you lower it to 1$ please.
iTunes has this Tom & Jerry for like 2-4 tear olds I'm 14 and still LOVE Tom & jerry that and loony toons ... the old ones
My favorite is Yankee Doodle Mouse, but I'm sad I had to pay 99 cents for a 6-7 minute cartoon. Please lower them to about 69 cents! Then I will buy some more episodes
Tom & Jerry is one of my favorite shows as a kid. I liked/like the Yankee Doodle one the most
I seriusly dont know what kind of like electronic i need plz tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the classics!
Although its pricer than I would like, you can never let an American classic go. With so much wrong in the world, a good laugh is just what we need to end the day. Nice job bringing back the laughs.
They never get old
I loved it to just snuggle up in p.js it's great!!!
I don't really now why it had to b so much money but it was still ok😔😔😔😔😔😳😳😳😳😳
How long are these each
I like it how Jerry always wins
Anyone with half a brain, would know what Tom and Jerry is about, a cat and a mouse. It is an old school cartoon before PC went amuck.
Solid serenade I love but add this and I'll be happy I love this episode because the "i love you" part add this and I make it a 5 star rateing
I love Tom and Jerry. It is the most and coolest show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
My bros love this show a lot and when I mean a lot I mean a lot. Me too. So rock on Tom and Jerry!!! People still love you!!!!!!! And they have faith on you guys!!!!!!!
I love Tom & Jerry it is awesome.I watch it every day when I come home from school.
Tom and Jerry is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny! And whoever said these were two minute videos are wrong. You see the whole thing once you buy it.
Why would anyone want to watch a 2 minute video for a dollar?! This is a rip off!!!!!!!
I <3 Tom & Jerry is the coolest cartoon of all time!!!!!! I love that wen I'm on a road trip or going on vacation.
I <3 how the episodes r only $0.99ea. so people should stop complaining.
I loved it as a little girl and I love it now and I'm 13! Such a great cartoon! Full of laughs that everyone in the family will love! My mom loves it too! LOVE IT!!!!
Every Saturday before dawn us kids would camp out front and center by the Idiot Box. Out waiting the test patterns, Star Spangled Banner, Sunrise Semesters, and what not. Foraging on quantities of the ambrosia our cartoons and super heroes ate somehow between sets.
My grandpa and grandma must be not far in the interconnect. Thanks
Fantastic, but I believe if you price it at $.99 at all, it should be for two episodes since they are 6-8 minutes. Or, drop the price for one! Also for those other reviewers who support the price...
I understand there is not much else for $.99, but it's visual entertainment and 6-8 minutes is short! If it were a song, that is quite different and that would be rather reasonable, but not the same. Totally in my opinion...
No way your a little exargerating
How can you not like Tom and Jerry?:)
I agree with Maria. Why would someone want to pay a whole dollar for a short tv show??!! I mean come on! It should probly only be like 60 cents.
Shut up about the price people. It could be priced at $99999999999999.99 and still worth the buy. It gives plenty of laughs that don't grow old. Good quality of sound. Includes an award winning episode: (Yankee doodle mouse).
It was good, but the description is weird, no one cares if it was prejudice. Bottom line is we all grew up watching this cartoon, and I personally Love it.
I'm addicted to Tom and Jerry, what more can I say!!!
Boy, did I love these two characters growing up. They simply don't make cartoons like these anymore. Now it's blow up the earth or some super-duper 10 year- old with magic powers,and somehow he has the experience and money to build labs and all kinds of special equipment. These are when cartoons were what they were supposed to be: hilarious! When you talk about Tom and Jerry from this era that is just what you get. Please keep em' coming!
I like the fact that you get one episode per purchase. If they were bundled as two, I could be forced into buying an episode I don't want. Just my two cents!
I wont show up.
just needed more episodes like the one am looking for i don't know the name i just know it's the where tom's owner dresses like a baby.
The best show I ever saw!!!!!!
I know it is for kids but I love it!!!!!!
Love Tom and Jerry
I love Tom & Jerry and even though I'm 20 I still watch it whenever it's on t.v.
I've been waiting on this for so long! To those of you complaining about the price, grow up! You can't even buy a 6-7 minute song for $0.99. Be glad they are willing to offer these classics.
Tom and Jerry are one of the best animated shows ever. To see i Tunes lecture us on "prejudices" (yes lecture, as almost the entire description revolves around race) is a little insulting. We know it's wrong now, I don't need iTunes to tell me that, nor should any entertainment be changed because it might be offensive to a certain group.
I bought it but my Ipod (8 GB-Model No.A12850) wasn't "compatible" to it :( I can only watch it on my laptop. So not fair >:(
The humor isn't what you would expect from today's cartoons and yet it is really funny to watch Tom and Jerry.
A timeless classy that should not be missed...
I love Tom & Jerry, so glad it's on itunes. However, the price is questionable. Who's going to be paying a whole dollar for only one 6-7 minute episode? Either pair up the episodes, or lower them to 69 cents.
My Childhood .....
Favorite childhood cartoon now in my pocket. I watch this everyday in school lol
Finally! I didn't think iTunes would ever sell the Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts! Thank you!
I love it
7-8 minutes per show? really iTunes?
Bundling 2 or 3 shows counting as one episode for 2 bucks, would get me to buy the entire season.