Sylvester (Looney Tunes)

Sylvester and Tweety are two cartoon heroes whose fate is inextricably intertwined: The Sylvester always makes vain hunt for the little Tweety Bird. Sylvester and Tweety are part of the ensemble of the Looney Tunes.


The Tweety Bird Came First: Already in 1942, he appeared in a produced by Warner Brothers cartoon in which he had to save them from the greedy cats Babbit and Catsello. Other consequences with Tweety there was not first. Sylvester's screen debut was in 1945 in the short animated film Without love, life is empty. And with the success of the two opponents were two characteristically expressive personalities:

Tweety is a yellow canary in a parrot cage on a swing back and herwippt and after a nasal and gelispelten squeaky " Was not there a kitty " curious and naive moves at the same time in great danger, but he needed his dexterity with the bit of luck masters. Sylvester is the " Unlucky ", which nothing will succeed and the hunt for Tweety usually ends up that he lives by " Granny ", the grandmother, with whom Tweety refers beating.

Tweety and his typical baby talk are an invention of the artist Bob Clampett. In English Original Tweety can pronounce no "s" and not a " th". Mel Blanc, who speaks the original voice, made from Tweety's " I tawt I taw a puddy tat" ("I thought I saw a pussy- cat" ) in 1950 a hit.

Name origins

The name Tweety is a play on words of the English verb to tweet (German chirping ) and the adjective sweet (English sweet), an allusion to Tweety's baby -like pronunciation difficulties that it ( in the original English ) the "s" in "sweet" like " let say t "," tweet ".

The name comes from the Sylvester part of the scientific Latin name for the domestic cat: Felis silvestris catus format.


  • Since 1960, Sylvester and Tweety regular appearances in the show Bugs Bunny ( Original title: The Bugs Bunny Show ).
  • 1988 Tweety made ​​a brief appearance in Who Framed Roger Rabbit Realzeichentrickmixfilm
  • In 1997, she played with the Realzeichentrickmixfilm Space Jam.
  • 1995-2002 you had with Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries own series in which they solve the Grannys page in Miss Marple -style detective cases.


  • Oscar for best animated short film 1948: What a sweet birdie ( Tweetie Pie )
  • Oscar for best animated short film 1958: Birds Anonymous
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