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Muzzle Tough (1954)

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Tweety Bird moves into a city brownstone with his mistress, Granny. A stray Sylvester Cat watches them move in and delights on seeing Tweety. Another of Granny's pets is a bulldog who, as ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Sylvester / Tweety / Hector / Dogs (voice)


Tweety Bird moves into a city brownstone with his mistress, Granny. A stray Sylvester Cat watches them move in and delights on seeing Tweety. Another of Granny's pets is a bulldog who, as usual, complicates Sylvester's plan to sneak up close enough to make a grab for Tweety. Sylvester unsuccessfully tries all sorts of disguises, including a moving man, a lamp, a bearskin, and a female dog. He ends up being captured by the dog catcher and placed in the back of a truck surrounded by all sorts of snarling canines. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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Release Date:

26 June 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pip i en slem kattepine  »

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1.37 : 1
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Muzzle tough is a pun on the Hebrew- and Yiddish-language phrase mazel tov, which means good luck. See more »


Granny's six-shooter fires eight shots without reloading. See more »


In an 18th Century Drawing Room
Music by Raymond Scott
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Formulaic but still good fun
4 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not among the very best of the Sylvester/Tweety cartoons(which I generally enjoy more than most do) but towards the top end. The outcome of the gags and the end of the cartoon are not all that surprising at all(but to be honest you come to expect that from Sylvester and Tweety) and a couple of the gags do have a strong hint of deja vu(like the one with the piano). But even with the formulaic nature Muzzle Tough has it still manages to be a lot of fun. It is beautifully animated with the backgrounds looking smooth and not choppy, the characters well-drawn with Sylvester's facial expressions particularly delightful and the vibrant colours. It isn't a Looney Tunes cartoon without a music score from Carl Stalling and the music really makes Muzzle Tough and its action come alive, the energetic rhythms synchronising brilliantly with every movement and gag and the orchestration is lush without being syrupy, rich in colour and surprisingly nuanced too. The dialogue is not as endlessly quotable as most Looney Tunes cartoons but it is still witty and gives you plenty of chuckles, Sylvester of course bags the best lines though Tweety's final line is also one of his better ones(a lot of the time they are lame, especially the one for Tom Tom Tomcat). The gags are unsurprising but very funny and crisply paced, the ending with Sylvester disguising himself as a female dog being especially hilarious, the one with the bearskin also stands out and actually gives Granny something of note instead of completely sidelining her as she doesn't have a huge amount to do here. It is the chemistry between Tweety, Hector and Sylvester that drives the cartoon and also makes it, Sylvester comes off as the most interesting and has the funniest moments. Hector the bulldog is a good menacing adversary and Muzzle Tough does succeed in not making Tweety too cutesy, while he does have the least funny material he is hardly annoying here. Mel Blanc doesn't disappoint in any way here either. Overall, don't expect anything new but there is a lot to enjoy here. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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