There's plenty of reviews here happily reporting "my kids/grandkids love these." So here's an opinion from an adult who grew up on the classic Tom & Jerry shorts of the 1940's and 50's. I was really concerned that these new cartoons would bear no resemblance to the older ones. After all, modern-day incarnations of Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Popeye, and many others are hard for us classic animation fans to watch. But I'm happy to report that Tom & Jerry Tales actually retains the spirit of the original Hannah-Barbera shorts. Sure, the animation has a slightly more contemporary look, with regard to shading of the characters. But it's not nearly as grating as the three-dimensional effects most hand-drawn animation goes for these days. Most importantly, the action and sense of fun are still there. I wasn't surprised to find the violence toned down a bit (unlike the original theatrical shorts, these cartoons ARE aimed at children), but poor ol' Tom still gets pounded with regularity.
We adults who still enjoy cartoons are fortunate that so many Golden Age shorts are now available. But if you're itching to try something new that honors the cartoons you grew up with, give this one a try. I know I'll be buying the rest of the volumes in this series. No, they'll never replace the Tom & Jerry of the Good Ol' Days. . .but these well-made cartoons are the closest we'll ever come to seeing animation like that again.