Ain't She Tweet

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Ain't She Tweet
Looney Tunes (Sylvester/Tweety/Granny) series
Directed by I. Freleng
Produced by Eddie Selzer
Voices by Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Manuel Perez
Ken Champin
Arthur Davis
Layouts by Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds by Irv Wyner
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) June 21, 1952
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 mins
Language English

Ain't She Tweet is a "Looney Tunes" (reissued as a Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies) cartoon animated short starring Tweety and Sylvester. Released June 21, 1952, the cartoon is directed by Friz Freleng. The voices were performed by Mel Blanc and Bea Benaderet.

The title is a play on the song "Ain't She Sweet."

Plot[edit]

Sylvester stands outside a pet store window, watching Tweety (singing "Fiddle-De-Di") in the display area. Tweety angers Sylvester when the bird goes over to a mouse (the comments, apparently unflattering ones about the cat, are muted using Carl Stalling's music); Sylvester replies: "Laugh this off" and tries to throw a brick at the window. However, upon seeing a cop walk up behind Sylvester, the would-be puddy vandal runs in front of the brick and absorbs the blow.

As Sylvester is planning to cut through the glass window with a glass cutter, a deliveryman takes Tweety away, to be delivered to Granny's house. Sylvester follows the deliveryman and rushes into the yard, only to discover a whole army of bulldogs.

The rest of the cartoon contains Sylvester's attempts (all unsuccessful) to get at Tweety:

  • Walking across a tree branch that extends from the outside to the house. Tweety saws the branch off (Tweety: "That puddy tat's got a pink skin under his fur coat!").
  • Using stilts to walk harmlessly above the dogs. Tweety gives the dogs some tools to cut the stilts down to size; Sylvester tries a hasty retreat but ends up just short of the gate. (This attempt was used again in Roman Legion Hare with Sam, Bugs, and the lions.)
  • Building a rocket, which simply sets the cat's fur aflame.
  • Riding a bucket attached to a wire that he connected from a telephone pole to the edge of Granny's house. Unfortunately, Sylvester's weight is too heavy for the bucket's support, and the added weight lowers the bucket down to the horde of dogs, where they wait to beat Sylvester up.
  • Waiting until the yard is empty and then walking unannounced to the house. The dogs run outside and tackle the cat. This time, Sylvester gets away, but before he can catch his breath, a kindly old man - thinking the puddy had simply wandered outside his home - throws him back into the yard, where the dogs beat the cat up some more.
  • Hiding in a package intended for Granny. The original contents are dog food, which has the dogs so eager. Granny does not take the package in to unwrap, (as Sylvester had expected) instead she throws it to the dogs. As she watches the dogs tear open the package to get at their "food," Granny compliments on how hungry they were that she didn't have the chance to unwrap the package.

Finally, Sylvester decides to wait until the early morning to tip-toe silently through the yard. The alarm clock goes off at 4 a.m., awakening the dogs and pummeling the cat one last time. Tweety who wakes up from the noise innocently comments: "Now who do wuw suppowse would want to distwurb dose doggies so eawly in da morning?" before winking at the audience and goes back to sleep as the camera irises out.

Censorship[edit]

  • When this cartoon aired on ABC's "The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show", the part where Sylvester is on fire as a result of his malfunctioning rocket (and is shown frantically trying to put out the flames) was cut from 1994 to the show's end in 2000 [1].

Succession[edit]

Preceded by
Gift Wrapped
Tweety and Sylvester cartoons
1952
Succeeded by
A Bird In A Guilty Cage

References[edit]

  • Friedwald, Will and Jerry Beck. "The Warner Brothers Cartoons." Scarecrow Press Inc., Metuchen, N.J., 1981. ISBN 0-8108-1396-3.

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