28 December 2014 | TheLittleSongbird
Pretty good but rather ordinary Sylvester and Tweety cartoon
Not one of their best cartoons(Birds Anonymous and Tweety's Circus), and not sure about the Oscar nomination personally, but still pretty good and entertaining. The plot here is formulaic, even for a Sylvester and Tweety cartoon, and sags a little pace wise at times. Most of the gags are very funny but there are a couple that are rather tired and derivative of those from previous outings. As noted already, Tweety's role is limited, for some this may seem like a blessing but in Sandy Claws he has very little to do and none of it is funny and comes across as just a plot device.
However, Sandy Claws is very well-animated. Loved the sandy beach setting and everything looks smooth and colourful. The music is something that has consistently been never less than great in this series and it is certainly more than great here, the lively rhythms and lush orchestral writing really enhances the action and gives energy and pace to the cartoon. The dialogue, while not the freshest there's been, is witty and raises a smile more than once, Granny's last line is priceless and very apt. Granny is made to great use and more prominently than she usually is, always did like her but felt a lot of times in the Sylvester and Tweety cartoons that she was under-utilised. Once again though Sylvester is the star, he has the bulk of the laughs and makes them funnier than the material deserves perhaps, he is wonderfully crafty and like most Sylvester and Tweety cartoons it's easy to feel sympathy towards him. Bea Benaderet and especially Mel Blanc voice all the characters brilliantly.
To conclude, pretty good but rather ordinary. Certainly worth watching but not the cat and bird duo at their best. 7/10 Bethany Cox