This is something I’ve personally been waiting for with great anticipation.
In the 90’s, I happened into a Laserdisc player. One of the two Laserdiscs I owned was “All This And Tex Avery Too!” which introduced me to the amazing mind and brilliant humor of the Tex Avery shorts of the “Golden Age” of animation—the 40’s and 50’s. I had, of course, known about Tom and Jerry, Droopy, and others as a child, but this Laserdisc showed me the breadth and depth of Avery’s style and wit.
Now, Warner Home Video is bringing 37 of Avery’s Tom & Jerry classics to Blu-ray with the Tom & Jerry Golden Collection: Volume One. This is something I’m putting on my wish-list immediately, because having 37 shorts (with the potential promise of more volumes to come!) in a definitive, high-def format is just too good to be true. There are very few cartoons that can make me guffaw and grin for five minutes straight like Tom & Jerry’s antics can.
You can pre-order it now on Amazon.