Thursday, July 11, 2013

DVD reviews- Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed and The Smurfs: Smurf to the Rescue!

Disclosure: I received these DVDs to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

It's finally summer here in Seattle. That means long days of playing outside in the sun, going for walks, and generally just enjoying the good weather.  It also means that it's not dark until well after 9 PM, so days are LONG and some days the kids and I both need a break and some time to just chill. Fortunately we recently received some new DVDs to enjoy in our downtime- Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed and The Smurfs: Smurf to the Rescue! Here's a bit about these DVDs, from some press releases that I received:

Prepare to pursue some rollicking fun this summer with cartoon favorites Tom and Jerry when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases another rip-roaring collection of entertaining cat and mouse shorts with Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed!  Available in stores July 16, 2013, Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed! will showcase an exciting collection of 30 cartoons featuring the favorite animated duo and their feline friends in a two-disc set. Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed! will retail for $19.97 SRP.

The claws are out and the fur and fun are about to fly in Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed! Everyone’s favorite mouse pal, Jerry, is outnumbered as Tom is joined by a legion of his catty friends in this two-disc set of 30 cartoon classics.  Family members of all ages will laugh out loud at the timeless antics of this mischievous duo, whether the four-footed guest star is a Smitten Kitten, Timid Tabby or even a 24 Karat Kat. It’s three hours of adventures and purr-fect entertainment in this all-new collection!

Get set for “super-Smurfy” fun this summer! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is set to release The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue! on DVD July 16, 2013. Join Smurf favorites Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Jokey, Handy, Clumsy, Dreamy and others in a delightful set of six entertaining adventures from the classic Saturday morning cartoon series. The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue! will retail for $14.97 SRP.

Get ready for some “Smurf-tastic” adventures in this entertaining collection of six animated cartoons from the hit TV series The Smurfs!  They may be itty-bitty and blue, but the Smurfs are enormously brave when someone’s in trouble. Follow Papa, Brainy, Smurfette, Vanity, Lazy and friends as they escape from being the star attraction in Sideshow Smurf, rescue a visitor from outer space in It Came from Outer Smurf, or look out for one another when a volcano threatens the village in The Sky Is Smurfing! The Sky is Smurfing!  It all adds up to an “abso-Smurfy-ly” good time when the Smurfs share one of their most treasured traits – courage!

To say that Ethan loves Tom and Jerry shows is a massive understatement. There is no better way to get him in a good mood and laughing than to press play on a Tom and Jerry show.  I love hearing him laugh so hard at these shows- is there a better sound than a kid's laughter?  As for the Smurfs- Vivian's been on a Smurfs kick lately, so she was thrilled to have some new episodes to watch.  All around fun!

Both DVDs will be available on July 16, 2013.