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A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

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Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

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Catstello / Tweety (voice) (uncredited)
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Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

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21 November 1942 (USA)  »

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Merrie Melodies: A Tale of Two Kitties  »

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Trivia

Tedd Pierce, who provided the voice of "Babbitt", was one of the top writers in the Warner Bros. cartoon department, responsible for writing many of the studios' most fondly remembered cartoons, including Elmer's Candid Camera (1940), The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942) and Dough for the Do-Do (1949), among many others. See more »

Quotes

Catstello: I'm afraid to go up high. I get heightrophobia.
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Spoofs Buck Privates (1941) See more »

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We Did It Before (and We Can Do It Again)
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Music by Cliff Friend
Whistled briefly by Babbit while he tends his victory garden
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Spoofing Abbott & Costello, And Introducing 'Tweety'
11 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A takeoff on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, famous comedians of the classic era, we have two cats: "Babbit" and "Catstello" just trying to survive and find food, like climbing a very tall tree for a bird snack, if they can get it. That little bird turns out to be "Tweety," the little yellow (later on) canary making his Looney Tunes debut.

Actually, more than half of this cartoon features Tedd Pierce and Mel Blanc imitating the two comedians. They are far more scenes than the little bird but the best scenes are the ones with the little bird high up in his nest. Tweety is naked - no feathers. It's kind of weird, being skin color all over. It's like he's just a tiny baby that has been recently hatched. Anyway, he won't put up with a cat trying to get him - this is one strong little "boid."

"Catstello" can get a little too loud and abrasive (Blan was never subtle with his voices!) but otherwise this was a fun cartoon and interesting Tweety's start in animated films.

I thought the best thing about the cartoon was the direction by Bob Clampett. There are some great "camera" angles in here and it's drawn cleverly in many spots.


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