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Tweety's Circus (1955)

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Sylvester Cat pays a visit to a closed-to-business circus and finds Tweety Bird in one of the cages. All that changes when Tweety escapes his cage and flees Sylvester... and thus, the chase... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Sylvester / Tweety (voice)


Sylvester Cat pays a visit to a closed-to-business circus and finds Tweety Bird in one of the cages. All that changes when Tweety escapes his cage and flees Sylvester... and thus, the chase begins. Meanwhile, Sylvester must flee from an uncaged lion he had angered with his earlier remarks. The chase results in Sylvester being pounded by an elephant, falling into an empty water tank, swallowing fire, and losing his balance on the high wire and falling into the lion's mouth. Sylvester locks himself in a cage thinking he is safe from the lion, only to find he has locked himself in with 50 more! Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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Release Date:

4 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El circo de Tweety  »

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1.37 : 1
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Sylvester: [reading sign] "Lion, King of the Cats"... King of the Cats, eh? Well, you're not MY king!
Lion: [roars]
Sylvester: So you wanna be King, eh? Well, King, I'm crowning ya!
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Edited into Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars (1988) See more »


Music by Mel Kaufman
Lyrics by Harry D. Kerr
Sung by Sylvester and played often in the score
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Sylvester displays man's hubris
29 October 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

People who find Tweety disgusting for being too cute obviously don't realize that he's actually a total sadist. I mean, look at some of the things that he does to Sylvester. But beyond Tweety's personality, this cartoon focuses on Sylvester a little more and takes a look at his ego. Following a rather boisterous entry, he casually angers a lion (apparently believing himself to be invincible).

One might interpret this as a parable of our hubris bringing us down. Napoleon tried to invade Russia, and it led to the collapse of his empire. Hitler tried to take over the world, and it led to his downfall. Currently, it seems that Bush's aim of complete domination is dooming the United States (Hurricane Katrina was but one example). Therefore, it's no surprise what eventually befalls Sylvester.

Of course, I might be reading too far into "Tweety's Circus". The cartoon was probably intended as zany entertainment, and it certainly entertains. Worth seeing.

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