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

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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

In closeups, the trains engine carries the No. 651 in some shots, and No. 814 in others. In some long shots, it has no number. See more »

Quotes

Conductor: [after he smacks Sylvester's hand when he tries to catch Tweety] Oh no, you don't! It's a good thing I kept my eye on you, you sneakin' feline. And as for you, little birdie, I'd better put you in a safer place.
[he hangs Tweety's cage on a celing hook]
Conductor: There ya are. That oughta do it.
[to Sylvester again]
Conductor: Now remember, cat... no tricks!
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Edited into The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special (1980) See more »

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Tweety's My Name
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Sung by Tweety
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All aboard with Sylvester and Tweety
30 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As someone who does enjoy the Sylvester and Tweety cartoons better than most and who doesn't have a problem with Tweety, All a Bir-r-r-rd was very easy to like. It is very formulaic with a set-up that has been seen many times with Sylvster and Tweety(in a way though you can deem their cartoons as a formula series) and Tweety's final line is not that funny and is easily the cartoon's worst line. However, All a Bir-r-r-rd has some very colourful animation, with very bright colours and smooth drawings. The music is bouncy and brings real character to the action and chase scenes, together with lush orchestration and clever use of existing and familiar tunes. The dialogue is witty and raises a laugh more than once, the cartoon's crisply paced and the gags do feel fresh rather than tired and don't feel repetitive in the slightest, although Tweety pulls the train cord more than once what happens to Sylvester is different each time. It's the interaction between Sylvester and the bulldog that provides the cartoon's funniest moments, and All a Bir-r-r-rd has some violence but never in a sadistic way though enough to allow us to feel empathy for Sylvester, something that the Sylvester and Tweety cartoons were always great at doing. The characters work really well together, Tweety is cute but not in a forced way and while not as anarchic as he was in some of his earlier cartoons there are shades of that and the conductor has some amusing lines. But they are outshone by the bulldog and especially Sylvester, the bulldog works wonders with Sylvester and is a brutish but funny foil, while Sylvester provides and takes the laughs brilliantly- a lot of the time his facial expressions are on par with the gags in terms of entertainment value- and we are sympathetic towards him as well. In conclusion, entertaining and colourful. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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