We’re powering through half-term here in the Mayfair Mum household. We’ve had a lot of fun. A trip up north to see Great Grandma, a morning in the Science Museum, a lovely Autumn walk to play Pooh Sticks in autumn sunshine (complete with the best bit for Little Chap – muddy wellies!), we’ve had a smattering of play dates and even a bit of crafting – a Halloween mobile and a crown to be precise (so Little Chap could play “King Richard” – his hero from Robin Hood, a favourite DVD).
All in all it could have been a lot worse, but like most of you I’m sure, we didn’t manage it without a little extra help from the lively babysitter in the corner of the lounge! However, this was for a very good reason…
Those nice ladies in PR for Warner Bros. were kind enough to send us their latest Tom & Jerry release – a DVD collection of 22 cartoons called Tricks & Treats – just perfect for Halloween. From Tom & Jerry-tastic versions of the Mouseketeers and Robin Hood, to fun and frolics in Egypt and Transylvania, the hilarious antics of our favourite comedy cat and mouse had plenty of ghosts, ghouls, mummies, werewolves and witches to be right in tune with the season!
As a rule, we don’t ‘do’ Halloween in our house. When we grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, it wasn’t celebrated as a holiday anything like as much as it is today, the day having been merchandised on a far greater scale in recent years. My point isn’t about what I think of Halloween though, but to give you an idea of just how much Little Chap really grasps the whole concept. Not. Much.
However, despite not getting the whole Halloween thing, this didn’t detract from his enjoyment of these ‘toons! So much so, that he wouldn’t let me switch them off and to be honest, I was enjoying them too much as well to be the responsible parent on this occasion – it was my holiday too, after all!
In all, this collection is a great addition to the family DVD library and would make a great Christmas gift for any young ‘Toon fan. Though mostly Halloween or ghostly stories, these episodes are not exclusively spooky, so will offer something even to those of a less robust disposition when it comes to ghosts and witches. Good value for money and you just can’t beat the classics!
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Buy this DVD yourself now at Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tom-Jerry-Tricks-Treats-DVD/dp/B0083SEXB8/
Release Date: 15th October 2012
Run Time: 134 minutes (22 episodes)
Disclosure: We received a preview disc in order to write an honest review