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  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Animated Characters: Sylvester, Tweety, Sam, Cats.
  • Awards: Academy Award Winner, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1958.
  • Originally Released in 1957.
  • Production Number: 1450.
    MPAA: 18063
  • Running Time: 6:55 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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The first appearance of Sylvester's orange feline pal Sam.

Sam feeds alum (a Warner Bros. tradition) to Sylvester to close up his mouth, preventing him from eating Tweety.

Final line (by Tweety): "Once a bad ol' puddy tat, always a bad old' puddy tat."

At one point after this production, producer Ed Selzer was extremely sick and was admitted to a hospital. Selzer told Mel Blanc that if he died, Blanc could have one of the Oscars the studio had received over the years. Blanc selected the Oscar for this short, since it was his favorite. Selzer later recovered, but Blanc was finally given the gold statue when Ed Selzer did pass on in the 1970s.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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This is probably the defining cartoon in Sylvester's career. At the B.A. rally, you could almost feel his pride as he gave up birds. You could almost feel his torment and exhaustion as he couldn't sleep. He stole the show in this performance, and...  (read more)

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I would just like to say that Sylvester is the Spencer Tracy of cartoon characters. He can play both a bully and a victim amiably, sometimes in the same cartoon. The Oscar winning film "Birds Anonymous" is proof positive of that."read more)

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Every person connected with this cartoon gave it his all (certainly Mel Blanc, whose improvisations during Sylvester's big outburst were wisely left in by director Freleng), but one man's effort perhaps stands out above all: animator Virgil Ross,...  (read more)

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