Tom and Jerry Golden Collection (1940-1960)

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Tom and Jerry Golden Collection (1940-1960)

Was in the process of compiling some cartoons for my toddler nephew, to host on my Plex server.
I figured - why not throw some classic Tom and Jerry into the mix?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_and_J ... Collection
Tom and Jerry Golden Collection is a series of two-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets, produced by Warner Home Video. It was expected to be collecting the theatrical Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from the 1940s through the 1960s.

The first volume was released on October 25, 2011, and features 37 shorts (roughly one-third of the 114 Tom and Jerry shorts directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera from 1940 to 1958). The second volume, containing 42 shorts, was initially scheduled to be released on June 11, 2013, but was later postponed indefinitely.

In February 2020, it was revealed that the first volume Blu-ray would be reissued, released this time by Warner Archive Collection, on March 17, 2020, after having been out-of-print for several years.
So - they actually had Volume II ready to go, but then panicked and pulled the plug in 2013.
Amazon still has a "Currently Unavailable" page for the product:
https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Jerry-Golden ... collection

I guess there are some PC issues with some of the episodes - just weird that all the other episodes from Volume 2 would not get an HD release because of this.
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Everyone I knew were Looney Tunes fans - - we considered T&J to be second rate knockoffs.