Sylvester Cat and Tweety Bird are snowbound in a mountain cabin, and though Tweety has lots of bird seed, Sylvester will starve unless he can cook the unsuspecting Tweety. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat and Tweety Bird are snowbound in a mountain cabin, and though Tweety has lots of bird seed, Sylvester will starve unless he can cook the unsuspecting Tweety. Meanwhile, a starving mouse thinks Sylvester is edible and keeps springing on the cat, chewing the fur off his head and tail and trying to cook his various body parts. Granny returns just in time with groceries, to find she mistakenly brought back only more bird seed! Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Mel Blanc, speaking as Tweety Bird, didn't say his most popular phrase: "I tawt I taw a putty-tat!", in six cartoons (at-least). In order, they are 01: Snow Business (1953), 02: Heir-Conditioned (1955), (Tweety was in just a 5 to 10 second cameo, as it appears, Tweety was going to be another cat's "dinner to be", he just a one sentence quote). 03: Red Riding Hoodwinked (1955), 04: Tweet and Lovely (1959), 05: The Last Hungry Cat (1961) & 06: The Jet Cage (1962). In the fourth cartoon, "Tweet & Lovely", Tweety called Sylvester, "a peeping Tom cat". See more »

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[while Sylvester is eating bird seed, the mouse pours milk on Sylvester's tail and adds a sprinkle of sugar]
Tweety: Do you like it, putty?
[the mouse bites down on Sylvester's tail, causing him to howl in pain and fly into the air, crashing down on his bowl of seed]
Tweety: Oh, come now! It can't be *that* bad.
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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Winter
Music by Albert Gumble
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A brilliant Sylvester and Tweety cartoon?!!
1 October 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

After the feeble 'A Bird in a Guilty Cage', Friz Freleng finally injected some life into his repetitive Sylvester and Tweety series with the brilliant and novel 'Snow Business'. Owing a good deal of its success to a superbly inventive script by Warren Foster, 'Snow Business' opens with Tweety and Sylvester as the best of friends. Only when they are stranded in a cabin by a snowstorm do the starving cat's thoughts turn to eating his former playmate. A great twist on the straightforward formula, 'Snow Business' has a few more tricks up its sleeve. For one, Tweety remains oblivious of the danger he's in throughout the whole cartoon as Sylvester convinces him that a ride in a boiling hot cooking pot and skating on a greased frying pan are enormous fun. This unusual set-up creates a whole new refreshing dynamic between the cat and bird. The real star of 'Snow Business', however, is a psychotic little mouse who, driven crazy with hunger, decides he wants to eat Sylvester. It is this final bizarre plot twist which pushes 'Snow Business' from great to brilliant and the emaciated little rodents attempts to devour a creature ten times his size are hilarious to watch. 'Snow Business' is, in all probability, the very best of all the Tweety and Sylvester shorts. It's a genuinely funny and odd script brilliantly directed by Freleng.


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