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All a Bir-r-r-d (1950)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  24 June 1950 (USA)
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Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and a bulldog are passengers on a train. Sylvester's attempts to catch Tweety are thwarted by the bulldog and a conscientious conductor.

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Sylvester / Tweety / Conductor / Dog (voice)
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Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and a bulldog are passengers on a train. Sylvester's attempts to catch Tweety are thwarted by the bulldog and a conscientious conductor. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The title is a parody of the classic announcement made by the train conductor just before the train starts to pull out of the station: All aboard!!! See more »

Goofs

The baggage car, in which Sylvester and Tweety are riding, changes postions during the ride. In closeups, it will be either 3rd, 4th, or 5th behind the engine. In long shots, it's not there at all. Only coach cars are seen. See more »

Quotes

Tweety Bird: [singing and swinging in his cage] I'm a tweet wittle birdie in a guilded cage/ Tweety's my name, but I don't know my age/ I don't have to worry and that is that/ I'm safe in there from that ole puddy tat.
[stops singing and swinging and sees Sylvester]
Tweety Bird: I tawt I taw a puddy tat.
[looks again]
Tweety Bird: I did! I did! I did taw a puddy tat.
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Edited into The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special (1980) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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One of the better Sylvester and Tweety pairings
1 October 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Friz Freleng's 'All Abir-r-r-d' is one of the best Sylvester and Tweety cartoons. Unlike the many repetitive cartoons in the series which simply transplant the same tired gags to a new setting, 'All Abir-r-r-d' makes the most of its concept. Tweety and Sylvester are domestic pets who are being sent unattended across country by train. With both a watchful official and a vicious bulldog to deal with, Sylvester has his work cut out. The Sylvester and Tweety cartoons always benefited from some extra participants and 'All Abir-r-r-d' is a good example of how much these additional characters help. Although they are not especially memorable creations, they throw some more obstacles in Sylvester's path and make for a more interesting battle. This early Sylvester and Tweety short presses many of the right buttons and, while Tweety is often particularly irritating with his forced cuteness, there's some deliciously violent antics between Sylvester and the dog, culminating in a surprisingly brutal climax which is unfortunately marred by a final unfunny non-quip by Tweety.


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Good cartoon, but animators got sloppy on the train. Willisroute2
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