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Warren Foster (story)
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Release Date:
10 August 1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. See more »
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James Bobin and Jason Segel's "The Muppets"
 (From MUBI. 25 November 2011, 12:55 PM, PST)

[TV] Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety and Sylvester
 (From JustPressPlay. 5 February 2011, 6:00 AM, PST)

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Probably Sylvester and Tweety's best cartoon See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Mel Blanc ... Sylvester / Tweety / Clarence / B.A. Cats / Sam / TV Chef / Radio Announcer (voice)
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Directed by
Friz Freleng 
 
Writing credits
Warren Foster (story)

Produced by
Edward Selzer .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Milt Franklyn 
 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown 
 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Gerry Chiniquy .... animator
Arthur Davis .... animator (as Art Davis)
Boris Gorelick .... background artist
Hawley Pratt .... layout artist
Virgil Ross .... animator
 
Music Department
Milt Franklyn .... musical director (uncredited)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
7 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:Approved (certificate #18063)

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Trivia:
The title refers to the national organization founded in California in 1957 based on the same 12 step principles as Alcoholics Anonymous to help people deal with alcohol addiction.See more »
Quotes:
Clarence:Our new member has come to us for help. Would someone volunteer to tell what B.A. has done for him?
B.A. Cat #1:I was a three-bird-a-day pussycat, until B.A. helped me.
[Applause]
B.A. Cat #2:Being on a bird kick cost me five homes. B.A. helped me solve my problem.
[Applause]
Sylvester:Fellow members, from now on my motto is: Birds is strictly for the birds.
[Applause]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Behind the Tunes: Blanc Expressions (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bye Bye BlackbirdSee more »

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Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Probably Sylvester and Tweety's best cartoon, 28 June 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I do like the Sylvester and Tweety cartoons in general, Tweety I do like when he is active and not nothing more than a plot device, but I love Sylvester who always excels at providing the laughs. Birds Anonymous is a contender for their best cartoon. Tweety is underused and is more a plot device here, but this is one instance where this works, because Sylvester is so good and delightful to watch. The story is reminiscent of a spoof while also stepping away from the usual formula in this set of cartoons, and it is fast-paced and energetic, helped by the witty writing, infectious music and delightful gags, while the animation is of fluid and colourful quality and the opening sequence is wonderful and almost Hitchcockian. Mel Blanc does a brilliant job with the voices and it shows perfectly that it was apparently his favourite WB cartoon. Overall, wonderful and probably the best of this cartoon duo. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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