10.12.11

Don't Forget To Love, part 10 of 24

Welcome to the Single-Minded Movie Blog advent calendar. Between the 1st and the 24th of December every day will bring you a short post about a film or a TV-show you shouldn't forget to love.

The Tom and Jerry Shorts

I'm not a cartoon aficionado by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the old animated shorts, like Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies. I've noticed something, though: Every Christmas I seem to bring out my Tom and Jerry DVDs.

I've got plenty of other classic cartoons in my library, but I just can't watch more than a couple of Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck shorts, before I want to smother myself with a pillow, I'm indifferent to Donald Duck, and Road Runner is just too damn repetitive, which I guess is part of the joke.

Tom and Jerry, on the other hand, I can watch nonstop. Every short, one after the other, without break. Maybe it's because they rarely talk, or maybe they're just more varied? Whatever the reason, these characters are gold and every Christmas, like clockwork, I give my DVDs a spin. You should too, so you never forget to love them.

PS: It sort of goes without saying, but we're talking about the Hanna-Barbera shorts, none of the other ones count. The images below are from one of these, Sleepy-Time Tom from 1951.


6 comments:

  1. yeah, Tom & Jerry is the best!

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  2. Abso-effing-lutely! Classic!

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  3. Er det dem der lige er kommet ud på bluray?

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  4. Yes! Simon is correct, several of these have recently been released on Bluray! That's the way to do it!

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  5. Haven't seem it personally, but honestly, the DVDs look a bit rough. I'm almost certain the upgrade is worth it!

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