Tom and Jerry fans will want to mark their calendars for June 2, 2015 as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be issuing the Tom and Jerry The Gene Deitch Collection DVD. This collection brings together 13 theatrical shorts produced by animation director Gene Deitch. The shorts, produced in the 1960s at William L. Snyder’s Prague-based animation studio Rembrandt Films, will be “completely re-mastered.”
From the official Warner Bros. press release: “Over the years, there have been many artists who have put their own unique touch on Tom and Jerry cartoons. This collection recognizes the work of long-time animator Gene Deitch,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President of Family and Animation Marketing.
The Gene Deitch Collection will include two newly produced bonus featurettes: “Tom and Jerry…and Gene: The Rembrant Years” and “Much Ado About Tom and Jerry.”
Stay tuned for more about this collection as the June 2 release date nears.
Episode List: “Switchin’ Kitten,” “Down and Outing,” “It’s Greek to Me-ow!,” “High Steaks,” “Mouse Into Space,” “Landing Stripling,” “Calypso Cat,” “Dicky Moe,” “The Tom & Jerry Cartoon Kit,” “Tall in the Trap,” “Sorry Safari,” “Buddies Thicker Than Water,” “Carmen Get It!”