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Birds Anonymous (1957) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Birds Anonymous

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Sylvester, Tweety, Sam, Cats.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Edward Selzer.
  • Animated By Art Davis, Virgil Ross, Gerry Chiniquy.
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Winner, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1958.
  • Music: Milt Franklyn.
  • Editor: Treg Brown.
  • Originally Released on August 10, 1957.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:55 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Sylvester tries to go on the wagon with the help of Birds Anonymous, but the temptation of Tweety is too much. Sylvester pleads: "I gotta have a bird! I'm weak,...  (more)

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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...  (more)


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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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