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Catty Cornered (1953)

Rocky the gangster kidnaps Tweety Bird for a million dollar ransom and holes up in an abandoned city building. Sylvester Cat in an alley below hears Tweety's sad cries and decides to rescue... See full summary »

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Sylvester / Tweety / Rocky the Gangster / Nick / Newsboy / News Reporter / Police Officer / Photographer / Mayor (voice)
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Storyline

Rocky the gangster kidnaps Tweety Bird for a million dollar ransom and holes up in an abandoned city building. Sylvester Cat in an alley below hears Tweety's sad cries and decides to rescue him - for his lunch. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gatito acorralado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[last lines]
Mayor: We are gathered here today to pay homage to this magnificent cat... who fought his natural instincts to save this little bird. Yes - and now, gentlemen, you may take your pictures of the cat kissing the little bird.
[holds Tweety down to Sylvester]
Mayor: Come on, cat. Kiss the little birdie.
Tweety: [encouragingly] Come on, puddy tat. Kiss the wittle birdie!
[Sylvester eats Tweety, the mayor slaps him on the head to push Tweety out, and he falls to the ground]
Tweety: Ooh, he's a bad puddy tat!
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Connections

Edited into The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

America Speaks
(uncredited)
Music by Benjamin A. Machan
[Plays when Sylvester is on the front page of the newspaper.]
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get the bird
4 September 2012 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

This time, gangster Rocky kidnaps Tweety. When the derelict Sylvester sees the famous canary in a cage, he decides to have a little snack. But getting past the gangsters won't be so easy.

"Catty Cornered" appears to be a midpoint for Rocky. In his early appearances, he was a tall caricature of Edward G. Robinson. Then, they made him smaller (or is vertically challenged the PC description?) and gave him more of a generic gangster look. Here he has a a competent assistant named Nick, but in later cartoons he had a dimwitted assistant named Mugsy.

And that phrase "get the bird"? It's the reverse of "give the bird". Both phrases got used in the Looney Tunes cartoons.

Anyway, an OK cartoon.


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