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A Gruesome Twosome (1945)

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Two cats (one a caricature of Jimmy Durante) battle violently for the affections of a pretty girl cat, who'll dispense her favors on the one who brings her a little bird. Unfortunately for ... See full summary »

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Tweety / Durante Cat / Dumb Cat (voice) (uncredited)
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Two cats (one a caricature of Jimmy Durante) battle violently for the affections of a pretty girl cat, who'll dispense her favors on the one who brings her a little bird. Unfortunately for the lovestruck felines, the bird in question is a vicious little thing named Tweety. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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The voice and mannerisms of the girl cat appear to have been patterned after comedienne Gracie Allen. See more »

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Durante Cat: Here comes the little naked genius now.
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Featured in Så er der tegnefilm: Episode #1.6 (2013) See more »

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Me-ow
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Music by Mel Kaufman
Meowed by the Girl Cat and the Yellow Cat at the beginning
Also played when the Cats are skulking around the telephone pole
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Tweety's detractors need only watch his early stuff to like him
2 October 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

A lot of people dislike Tweety because they consider him too cute. If only they knew about his first few appearances! In cartoons like "A Tale of Two Kitties" and "A Gruesome Twosome", the little guy was the meanest SOB (son of a bird) imaginable. In this case, two cats try to win the heart of a woman, but Tweety always interferes...in the most sadistic way possible.

Yes, Tweety did not start out as the daintily attractive character known to most people today. I believe that he started heading in that direction once they gave him feathers. You see, the studio heads alleged that he looked naked. However - as Bob Clampett pointed out in "Bugs Bunny Superstar" - in all those years, they never noticed that Porky Pig walked around with no pants.

Anyway, this is a funny one.


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