The following review is dedicated to my beloved Grandmother, Corinne Hurwitz, who sadly passed away recently. Her and I shared a particular adoration for the MGM musicals, the same company which produced the cartoons I am going to be talking about today.
An upsetting reality is in the fact that when you look at all the different cartoons produced during the golden era, you have your Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies, Silly Symphonies and other Disney cartoons featuring Mickey, Donald, Goofy, etc. You also have Tom and Jerry, Popeye, and so forth. What appear to have not been given the kind of praise they deserve are a treasure trove of Tex Avery-directed MGM cartoons from the 40’s and 50’s that sadly appear to have been overshadowed by the aforementioned cartoon brands. Avery directed, along with countless Looney Tunes cartoons, numerous one-shot shorts for MGM and even created his own characters that have their own series of shorts such as Screwy Squirrel, George and Junior, and, most notably, Droopy the Dog. This first volume of Tex Avery MGM cartoons is a phenomenal start to what will hopefully become an expansive collection of Blu-Ray sets.