Tweet and Sour

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Tweet and Sour
Looney Tunes (Sylvester/Tweety/Granny) series
Directed by Friz Freleng
Voices by Mel Blanc
June Foray
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Gerry Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Arthur Davis
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) March 24, 1956
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 mins
Language English

Tweet and Sour is a "Looney Tunes" cartoon animated short starring Tweety and Sylvester. Released March 24, 1956, the cartoon is directed by Friz Freleng. The voices are performed by Mel Blanc and June Foray.

The cartoon's title is a play on the phrase "sweet and sour".


Granny leaves the house for an afternoon outing, but as she drives by the house and waves goodbye to Tweety, she sees Sylvester has gotten into the house and is about to eat the Tweety. Granny furiously stops Sylvester in time calling him a hooligan, monster, troublemaker and, furious with his constant chasing after Tweety, gives him a stern, harsh warning: "If there's so much as one little yellow feather harmed on Tweety, I will send you to the violin string factory to kill you!" (punctuating the warning by mimicking Frédéric Chopin's "The Funeral March"). Sylvester wishes she could go to hell.

As Sylvester sulks in the corner after Tweety reminds him of Granny's threat before he could make his move on him with her gone (also mimicking the Funeral March), Tweety is about to face a new threat— a rough-looking orange cat wearing an eyepatch. The unnamed orange cat is after a meal of his own and is uncaring that Sylvester will be deemed responsible if Tweety is noticed missing. As such, the chase now casts Sylvester not as the predator but as the Baritone and Tenor (G2-C5) opera-singing cat who plans to save Tweety from the predatory cat before Granny returns— more to save his own skin. After several exchanges, with both Sylvester and the orange cat clobbering each other, Sylvester finally gets rid of the predatory cat by blowing him up in Granny's chimney using a lighted stick of dynamite.

However, Sylvester's efforts are in vain. As he is putting Tweety back in the cage, Granny enters and, assuming he was after Tweety, happily promises to make good on her earlier threat. Sylvester tried to explain what really happened before declaring: "Aw, what's the use! She'll never believe me!", then he sadly plays Chopin's Funeral March on his violin and falls into the violin case to make Granny forgive him and not sell him to the violin string factory.


Preceded by
Red Riding Hoodwinked
Tweety and Sylvester cartoons
Succeeded by
Tree Cornered Tweety

See also[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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