Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and finds the feather lodged between his lips. He thinks he has swallowed and killed Tweety and suffers terrible remorse as an Alfred Hitchcock-like voice-over chides him for his "crime". Sylvester cracks, runs into the streets confessing, and returns to Granny's place, where he finds he didn't eat Tweety after all. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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2 December 1961 (USA)  »

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Mel Blanc, speaking as Tweety Bird, did not say Tweety's most popular quote, "Ooh, I tawt I taw a putty tat!", in four cartoons. First, Snow Business (1953). Second, Heir-Conditioned (1955), is a ten second cameo. Third, The Last Hungry Cat (1961). Fourth, The Jet Cage (1962). See more »

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Hitchcock-type Narrator: Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you a story about murder.
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After being hit in the head, by Sylvester, throwing something and hitting Hitchcock, his shadow leaves, but with a bump on his head. See more »

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Spoofs The Last Angry Man (1959) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
Played briefly when Sylvester finds Tweety sleeping in his cage
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A flawed but compelling oddity
3 November 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Despite some very cheap looking animation and a running gag involving a dreadful Alfred Hitchcock impersonation, Friz Freleng's 'The Last Hungry Cat' is a fetchingly dark little offering. I always hated Freleng's version of Tweety (as opposed to Bob Clampett's wonderful original take on the character) and am always glad when Tweety doesn't feature much in his own cartoons. 'The Last Hungry Cat' is just such a cartoon as it opens with Sylvester mistakenly believing he has murdered Tweety in a parody of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Guilted by the Hitchcock voice-over into mistakenly believing the police are pursuing him, Sylvester experiences a long, dark night of the soul. 'The Last Hungry Cat' is largely a one character cartoon, offering a diversion from the usually dull chase formula of Sylvester and Tweety cartoons for a more satisfying glimpse into the pussy cat's psyche. While the execution of the cartoon may not match the inventiveness of the script, it doesn't entirely detract from the enjoyment and 'The Last Hungry Cat' emerges as an extremely engaging and enjoyable cartoon. If only it had been made during the Warner Bros. animation heyday instead of in 1961, it could have been a masterpiece. As it is, 'The Last Hungry Cat' is a flawed but compelling oddity.


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