(June 25, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – All new adventures from everyone’s favorite cartoon cat and mouse duo, Tom and Jerry are showcased on “Tom and Jerry Tales: Vol. 5,” which will be released by Warner Home Video (WHV) August 12, 2008. This fifth installment of the hit cartoon franchise features four episodes containing 12 brand-new shorts. “Tom and Jerry Tales: Vol. 5” will retail for $14.97 SRP. Order due date has been set for July 8, 2008. “Tom and Jerry Tales: Vol. 5” presents viewers with 12 totally 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’s 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 Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. 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.” The Credits Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. Animation’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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