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Tweety Bird is washing in a bird bath in a city park when Sylvester Cat interrupts him. Sylvester chases Tweety, and Tweety takes refuge near a feisty nanny and her toddler. Sylvester ... See full summary »

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Sylvester / Tweety / Dog (voice)
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Storyline

Tweety Bird is washing in a bird bath in a city park when Sylvester Cat interrupts him. Sylvester chases Tweety, and Tweety takes refuge near a feisty nanny and her toddler. Sylvester dresses as the toddler to try to grab Tweety but is stopped and spanked. Tweety flies to a building ledge, and Sylvester unsuccessfully uses chewing gum to try to reach him. Next, Sylvester angers a bulldog, who chases him away. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hogar sin canario no es hogar See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The title is based on the song "Home Sweet Home" composed by Englishman Sir Henry Bishop with lyrics by John Howard Payne and has been popular since the mid-nineteenth century. See more »

Quotes

[dressed as the nanny's charge]
Sylvester: Baby wants a pretty birdie!
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Connections

References Forever Amber (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
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"Oh, The Pretty Birdie!"
13 March 2006 | by MartyD82-1See all my reviews

In one of Friz Freleng's earliest Sylvester/Tweety shorts we find Tweety taking a bath in a city park's birdbath when Sylvester (cleverly hidden behind a newspaper) spots him. Thus begins a classic chase through the park and into the city. Oh, and a feisty nanny spending an afternoon at the park with the baby she's watching somehow gets mixed up in the whole situation.

Being a 1950 cartoon, we see the deceptively cute Tweety at his most aggressive. The bird takes great pleasure in thwarting Sylvester's every attempt at catching him, resorting to everything from anvils to even getting a "guard dog" (in what has to be one of the most creative visual/musical moments ever in a Sylvester/Tweety cartoon). The best gag, however, involves Sylvester disguising as the Nanny's child.

The animation, particularly of the park scenery, is topnotch (and it's here that we really see Tweety develop visually), Carl Stalling's musical score is (as usual) excellent, and the ending is perfect (particularly, Tweety's final line after getting rid of Sylvester is hilarious).

Overall, this is easily among the finest Sylvester/Tweety cartoons. And considering the excellent quality of the two's shorts up until around 1960, that's certainly saying something.


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