Warner Home Video to launch new Tom and Jerry series on DVD

Mumbai: All new adventures from Tom and Jerry are showcased on Tom and Jerry Tales: Vol. 5, which will be released by Warner Home Video (WHV) 12 August. This fifth instalment of the hit cartoon franchise features four episodes containing 12 brand-new shorts. Tom and Jerry Tales: Vol. 5 will retail for $14.97.

Tom and Jerry Tales: Vol. 5 presents viewers with 12 very terrific cartoons loaded with fur-flying, fun-filled chases, mischief and general high jinks, including encounters with space aliens in Invasion of the Body Slammers, and Big Foot in Sasquashed. In Monster Con, legendary monster hunter, Van Helsing, chases after Tom when he is transformed into a werewolf. Jerry transforms into a skateboarder while Tom chases him down on a dirt bike in Xtreme Trouble. Endless Bummer features Tom, Jerry and the lovable Droopy entering a surfing competition. Tom and Jerry Tales originally premiered on Kids’ WB in September 2006 and features characters from the classic Tom and Jerry cartoons in newly created shorts, which audiences have not seen done in 30 years. Tom and Jerry Tales can be seen online at kidswb.com.

"Tom and Jerry are as popular with viewers now as they were when their theatrical shorts first appeared on the silver screen over sixty years ago and this is because we’ve been successfully able to adapt them into contemporary culture with such franchises as Tom and Jerry Tales," commented WHV vice president of family, animation & sports marketing Amit Desai.

He added, "We think both older and newer generations of fans will enjoy this DVD because it offers the traditional, wacky Tom and Jerry escapades we’ve all grown to love while putting the characters in a setting that most kids today can relate to."