Tweetie Pie
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : May 3, 1947 Series: Merrie Melodies
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Synopsis

Sylvester tries to catch Tweety, even when Tweety is taken inside a warm house and given a home.

Characters

Tweety
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Sylvester
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)

Credits

Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Director

Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Animator

Germain Adolph "Gerry" Chiniquy
Manuel "Manny" Perez
Ken Champin
Virgil Ross

Story

Tedd "Ted" Pierce
Michael "Mike" Maltese

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Backgrounds

Terry Lind

Layout

Hawley Pratt

Producer

Edward "Eddie" Selzer (unverified)

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)


Awards

Won the 1947 Academy Award (Oscar): Best Short Subject

Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Included in:

The Great Cartoon Controversy
The Evolution of Tweety

Milestones

  • This was the first Warner Bros. cartoon to win an Academy Award, as well as the first pairing of Tweety and Sylvester.

Trivia

  • Originally, Bob Clampett was working on his own Tweety and Sylvester pairing short. The storyboard produced (which would’ve been titled "The Fat Rat and the Stupid Cat") depicted Tweety living in a bird cage, which possibly marked his transition from a wild baby bird to a domestic canary. By the time Bob Clampett left Warner Bros. in 1945 however, the project ended up sitting and never entered full production. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. producer Eddie Selzer wanted the woodpecker from "Peck Up Your Troubles" to be paired again with Sylvester in a follow-up director Friz Freleng was already producing, but Freleng wanted to replace the woodpecker and pair Sylvester with Tweety instead. Selzer objected and Freleng threatened to quit but later that evening, Eddie apologized to Friz and later allowed Tweety to be used for his short. Production would be being around the time of the release of “A Gruesome Twosome” in June 1945 (the final Tweety short directed by Bob Clampett and released a month after Clampett Warner Bros.).
  • Friz Freleng gave Tweety yellow feathers and became a canary, resulting in his iconic design we now know today and while not brutal as the Bob Clampett-directed cartoons, the cloying presence of a tiny, naive child setting up predators for their own suffering (as Clampett intended) remained intact.

VHS

United States

The Best of Bugs Bunny & Friends
Tweety & Sylvester
Little Tweety and Little Inki Cartoon Festival featuring "I Taw a Putty Tat"
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes
Friz Freleng

BetaMax

United States

Little Tweety and Little Inki Cartoon Festival featuring "I Taw a Putty Tat"

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes

DVD

United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 2
Tweety and Sylvester - Feline Fwenzy
15 Winners
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection - Volume 2
LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 1
Tweetie Pie and Friends
15 Winners, 26 Nominees
Looney Tunes Super Stars Vol. 2

BluRay Disc

United States

Looney Tunes Showcase - Volume 1 (Blu-Ray)
LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 1 (Blu-Ray)

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:23
Production No.: 1026
MPAA No.: 11104
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Color
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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