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Catty Cornered (1953)

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Rocky the gangster kidnaps Tweety Bird for a million dollar ransom and holes up in an abandoned city building. Sylvester Cat in an alley below hears Tweety's sad cries and decides to rescue... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Sylvester / Tweety / Rocky / Nick / Newsboy / News Reporter / Police Officer / Photographer / Mayor (voice)


Rocky the gangster kidnaps Tweety Bird for a million dollar ransom and holes up in an abandoned city building. Sylvester Cat in an alley below hears Tweety's sad cries and decides to rescue him - for his lunch. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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31 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Gatito acorralado  »

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1.37 : 1
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Funny twist on the usual Sylvester & Tweety stuff
3 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tweety Bird has been kidnapped by mobster Rocky, who intends to hold the bird for a ransom of a million dollars. However none of this matters to Sylvester, who hears Tweety's cries for help from the street. He sets out to rescue Tweety from the mobsters - but only so that he can eat him for his lunch. However the mobsters prove to be tougher to get past than he expected.

Generally I find the short films involving Sylvester and Tweety to be rather difficult to totally enjoy. Part of the problem is that I find Tweety quite annoying and, on top of that, often too much time is spent on him and not enough on the physical work of Sylvester. However the better cartoons of theirs are the ones where they have a twist to them that makes them stand out. Such is the case here where the twist is the fact that Tweety is kidnapped so that Sylvester has to overcome not only him but also the mobsters.

The material is pretty funny - the usual gags also spiced up with the crime element. It made me laugh a few times and had a pretty good finish. The characters really help and their delivery is pretty good. Tweety is only used as a plot device and the film is better for it. Rocky and Nick are tough and funny but both are fairly limited by just being spoof characters who are one dimensional jokes rather than well developed ones. However Sylvester is great and he makes the material a lot funnier than it was on paper - a sign of a good character.

Overall, even those who usually see the limitations and repetition within the Tweety cartoons should fins this to be an enjoyable outing - the spice added by the plot twist makes it more interesting and less prone to being spoilt by an annoying little yellow bird!

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