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Tweety Bird sits in his house, forlorn over the fact he can't fly outside like other birds because of his hungry puddy predator, Sylvester, who lurks outside. Granny reads an advertisement for a jet-propelled cage and decides to order one, which will allow her bird to fly outside safely. Sylvester doesn't give up easily, of course, and employs several tricks to get at the bird, all which (of course) fail. In the windup, Sylvester joins the U.S. Air Force, vowing to get even with the object of his carnivorous desire. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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This was the final time the oft-used Raymond Scott piece "Powerhouse" was featured in a Looney Tunes cartoon. See more »

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The pilot's terminology that Tweety uses throughout the cartoon (e.g. when he is reading from the "instruction manual" is more appropriate for propeller - driven aircraft than jets. See more »

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[just after getting the flying cage and letting Tweety fly inside the house]
Granny: Ooh, watch out for that chandelier!
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Edited from Ain't She Tweet (1952) See more »

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Spirit of Independence March
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Music by Abe Holzmann
[Plays when Sylvester sees the sign for the U.S. Air Force]
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Poor cartoon with some sad trivia
15 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Jet Cage is one of the last Sylvester & Tweety shorts from the classic era of Looney Tunes. It is the final one directed by Friz Freleng, who directed more of their adventures together than anybody. It's also the short composer Milt Franklyn was working on when he died. Franklyn, along with Carl Stalling, was an unsung hero who helped make Looney Tunes cartoons so good with quality scores befitting a theatrically-released short. To finish out this cartoon, WB turned to Bill Lava. The less said about his work the better but you can watch this and compare the contrasting styles of old & new.

The short itself is nothing special with a story that's a little dumb, to be honest. Tweety laments being able to go outside and fly around with the other birds while Sylvester hungrily peers in from the window, waiting for his umpteenth chance to eat the little bird. Granny reads in the paper about a jet-powered bird cage that allows birds to fly around outside safely (see what I mean about dumb). So with his new bird cage (purchased at a cost of $12.95), Tweety zooms around like an airplane and Sylvester fails repeatedly to catch him. The gags aren't that funny but Mel Blanc does great voice work, as usual. The animation is colorful and bright with some nicely-drawn backgrounds. I disagree with another reviewer who says this is the worst Sylvester & Tweety short but I do think it is near the bottom. The series would end after one more lackluster effort, made two years after this.


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