Your favorite animated duo is back!

The most popular and beloved cat and mouse act returns to DVD with Warner Home Video's (WHV) release of Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection, Vol. 3 on September 11, 2007. The highly anticipated third and final volume of the Spotlight Collection from the Hanna-Barbera era will feature a total of 35 classic cartoons, 15 of which have been re-mastered in their original CinemaScope Widescreen formats. The two-disc set will retail for $26.99 SRP.

The never-ending chase between Tom and Jerry continues in Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection, Vol. 3. Several memorable shorts are showcased in this exciting volume. Shorts include Love That Pup, where Jerry is protected from Tom by menacing bulldog Butch; Neapolitan Mouse, where the duo travel all the way to Italy and meet Topo, an Italian mouse who gives the two a tour of Naples; and Robin Hoodwinked, where Jerry and Tuffy head to Sherwood Forest to help Robin Hood escape from the Sheriff's jail. Little Runaway has Jerry discover a baby seal who's run away from the circus. All sorts of bad things happen to Tom in Tennis Chumps, where his racket catches fire, he's tangled in the net and swallows a bunch of tennis balls before he loses the match to Jerry, who wins a trophy. That's My Mommy has Tom end up as a surrogate mom to a baby duck, but not before attempting to eat the duckling several times. Volume 3 comprises many more endearing and delightful shorts, which will entertain viewers for hours.

From Tom and Jerry's appearance in the Academy Award-nominated short Puss Gets the Boot to their latest television series Tom and Jerry Tales, the legacy of the cat and mouse team continues to capture new audiences to this day. Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection, Vol. 3 is the last volume of shorts from legendary animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

"Tom and Jerry is one of the most ingenious cartoon series ever created because of the unique way music and sound are used to convey communication between the two characters, both of whom never speak. This characteristic enabled the cartoon to gain popularity across the globe with generations of audiences who love the series to this day," said Dorinda Marticorena, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. She added, "We are certain that both fans of great television as well as seasoned animation aficionados will embrace this delightful title as part of their DVD libraries."

The first two volumes of Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection sold hundreds of thousands of units to date. Tom and Jerry classic shorts as well as made-for-video cartoons currently air on the Cartoon Network while Tom and Jerry Tales presently can be seen on the Kids WB block, which is broadcast Saturday mornings on the CW.

DVD Features:

- Cat and Mouse: The Tale of Tom and Jerry - The history of one of animation's greatest team, from early days to censorship controversies to award-winning glory.

- The Karate Guard - The theatrical short released in 2005 that marked Joe Barbera's first return as a writer, director and story board artist on the series since his and Hanna's original cartoon shorts. This also was the last Tom and Jerry short Barbera worked on.

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Evan Jacobs