Tweety Bird is washing in a bird bath in a city park when Sylvester Cat interrupts him. Sylvester chases Tweety, and Tweety takes refuge near a feisty nanny and her toddler. Sylvester ... See full summary »

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Tweety Bird is washing in a bird bath in a city park when Sylvester Cat interrupts him. Sylvester chases Tweety, and Tweety takes refuge near a feisty nanny and her toddler. Sylvester dresses as the toddler to try to grab Tweety but is stopped and spanked. Tweety flies to a building ledge, and Sylvester unsuccessfully uses chewing gum to try to reach him. Next, Sylvester angers a bulldog, who chases him away. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The nanny who saves Tweety is reading "Amber." See more »

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[dressed as the nanny's charge]
Sylvester: Baby wants a pretty birdie!
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It Can't Be Wrong
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Music by Max Steiner
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"Oh, The Pretty Birdie!"
13 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In one of Friz Freleng's earliest Sylvester/Tweety shorts we find Tweety taking a bath in a city park's birdbath when Sylvester (cleverly hidden behind a newspaper) spots him. Thus begins a classic chase through the park and into the city. Oh, and a feisty nanny spending an afternoon at the park with the baby she's watching somehow gets mixed up in the whole situation.

Being a 1950 cartoon, we see the deceptively cute Tweety at his most aggressive. The bird takes great pleasure in thwarting Sylvester's every attempt at catching him, resorting to everything from anvils to even getting a "guard dog" (in what has to be one of the most creative visual/musical moments ever in a Sylvester/Tweety cartoon). The best gag, however, involves Sylvester disguising as the Nanny's child.

The animation, particularly of the park scenery, is topnotch (and it's here that we really see Tweety develop visually), Carl Stalling's musical score is (as usual) excellent, and the ending is perfect (particularly, Tweety's final line after getting rid of Sylvester is hilarious).

Overall, this is easily among the finest Sylvester/Tweety cartoons. And considering the excellent quality of the two's shorts up until around 1960, that's certainly saying something.


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