Friday, September 5, 2014

Available NOW on DVD & Digital HD -- Tom & Jerry - Lost Dragon -- DVD Review + #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Get set for fur-flying fun and delightfully zany cat and mouse high jinks with Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon, the brand-new, full-length animated film, which is set for release September 2, 2014, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). Join Tom and Jerry on a captivating adventure as the tussling twosome come upon an adorable baby dragon who is separated from his mother. Mama dragon is about to breathe fire unless she’s reunited with her precious baby! Will Tom and Jerry set aside their constant bickering to help reunite the family? Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon will be sold in standard DVD which retails for $19.98 SRP.  Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon will also be available on Digital HD day and date with the DVD on September 2, 2014.


"Your favorite cat and mouse are back with song, sorcery and slapstick in this enchanted tale. The adventure begins when Tom and Jerry happen upon a mysterious glowing egg. Little do they know, this egg was stolen from a very large fire breathing dragon! In short time, baby Puffy hatches from his egg and takes Tom as his mommy. The angry mama dragon wants her baby back, but she’s not the only one…a powerful witch named Drizelda captures the baby dragon for her own wicked plans! With the help of powerful allies and animal friends, Tom and Jerry must fight tooth and claw to stop the witch and get the baby dragon back to its mother. The action takes flight in a climactic ending filled with might, magic, and cartoon mayhem of course! Can Tom and Jerry help this tale end happily ever after? Find out with this rip-roaring adventure for the whole family!"

Release Includes 4 Bonus Tom and Jerry Episodes

Bonus Episodes:

·       Medieval Mouse
·       Fire Breathing Tom Cat
·       Medieval Menace
·       The Itch
Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focus on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.

“This film will delight viewers with legendary Tom and Jerry antics presented in an entertaining new story that’s perfect for the entire family to enjoy together,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon is a whimsical story about magic and classic dragon lore that is filled with music, humor, endearing characters and, gorgeous animation. If you love Tom and Jerry or just want to enjoy a great family film, this title is a must have for your home entertainment library.”


My Thoughts:

Growing up, I used to love watching Tom and Jerry.  This and other great retro cartoons are still around today, either in newly revised series, or movies like this one, that help keep fans of yesterday happy, while also sharing these cartoons and lovable cartoons with kids of today.  While you may look back at cartoons like Tom and Jerry and wonder if all the violence was needed to make a fun cartoon, you can't help but find yourself reliving your childhood as you watch them.  

My husband is originally from El Salvador and didn't watch much television until he arrived into the US as a pre-teen.  One of the first shows he saw was Tom and Jerry.  Like me and so many other kids who grew up watching Tom and Jerry, he fell in love with the playful love/hate relationship Tom and Jerry had.  So, when he saw a review copy arrive in the mail recently, he was eager not only to watch it, but also to share this "first" with our oldest who had yet to watch Tom and Jerry.

As soon as Puffy the baby dragon hatched from the egg, Savannah was glued to the television.  We even found her rooting Tom and Jerry on, in hopes that they could protect him from the mean witch and get the dragon back safe and sound to his mom. 

If you are familiar with Tom and Jerry, then you know the crazy situations and adventures they can get into.  And, this new release pulls you in from the start and keeps you engaged right up until the end.  I can now saw that Savannah is a fan of Tom and Jerry and is eager to so other DVDs from this popular cartoon I have in our DVD collection.  While this movie was fun to watch, it seemed to lack a spark I remember from when I used to watch it, as the movie centered more about helping save and return Puffy to his mom, rather than the in your face rivalry of Tom and Jerry that made this retro cartoon so popular.  You and your kids will laugh and smile throughout the film, which is always good when you are looking to spend quality time together.  

So, if you are looking for a good movie to share with your family this weekend, why not consider picking up this new direct to DVD Tom and Jerry movie, as you relive some of your favorite childhood memories of watching Tom and Jerry, while also making new ones with our child(ren). :-)


Thanks to the kind folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, one lucky reader will win a copy of this new DVD review, to share with their family.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. I sure did watch and would love to win for all my kids who are fans as well. Appreciate the chance