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A Bird in a Guilty Cage (1952)

Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a display window of an after-hours department store and sneaks inside through a mail server chute. Tweety flees Sylvester by hiding in a hat pile and a ... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a display window of an after-hours department store and sneaks inside through a mail server chute. Tweety flees Sylvester by hiding in a hat pile and a doll house, evades the shots from a rifle Sylvester uses, and escapes in a vacuum tube. Tweety sends a dynamite stick through another tube, and Sylvester swallows it, thinking it is Tweety. The dynamite blows up inside Sylvester after the cat leaves the store and walks down the street. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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30 August 1952 (USA)  »

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Piep, piep, piep - guten Appetit!  »

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The title is a parody of the 1900 song "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" composed by Arthur J. Lamb (lyrics) and Harry Von Tilzer (music) which became one of the most popular songs of the early 20th century, and frequently sung by Tweety Bird in other shorts. See more »

Quotes

Tweety: What are you gonna do, puddy tat?
Sylvester: What am I gonna do?
[to the audience]
Sylvester: How naive can ya get?
[to Tweety]
Sylvester: I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll play sandwich.
Tweety: Sandwich? Oh, doody, doody! How do you pway it?
Sylvester: Now, first, you step on this slice of bread. Then I cover you with the other slice, like this.
Tweety: What do I do now, puddy? What do I do now?
Sylvester: Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah! No peekin'!
[...]
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Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
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Music by Joseph A. Burke
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"Ooh! You a bad puddy tat, that's what you are!"
21 February 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Another fun Sylvester & Tweety short. This one's directed by Friz Freleng and takes place in a department store. One night Sylvester is happening by when he sees Tweety in the window (Special Bird and Cage - $19.50). Tweety's singing away ("Ain't She Tweet") and being adorable as usual. Sylvester, of course, becomes obsessed with making the canary his next meal and proceeds to try one thing after another to make that happen. It's a typical short for the series but very funny with some good gags and lines. The animation is colorful with well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Excellent voice work from Mel Blanc. Lively music from Carl Stalling. Probably not going to make any top ten lists for the duo but a solid effort nonetheless. I'm sure most fans will like it.


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