Birds of a Father (1961)

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Sylvester Cat discovers that his son, Junior, has a new best friend - a bird named Spike. Aghast, Sylvester decides to teach his son the facts of feline life and goes with him on a bird ... See full summary »


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22 September 2015 | utgard14
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| "Sufferin' succotash! I've created a kindergarten Frankenstein!"
Sylvester is not pleased to learn his son Junior has befriended a little bird named Spike. Cats and birds are natural enemies, after all. So Sylvester sets out to teach Junior "the facts of life." Some hilarious dialogue follows, particularly from Sylvester Jr. The gags are good, too, but it's the dialogue that really drives this cartoon. Nice animation with lovely bright colors. The music is cheerful and fun. The incomparable Mel Blanc was in rare form in this one, doing an excellent job with the voice work for Sylvester and son. A lot of shorts Mel would only have a few lines here and there but he always made the most of it. This is one of those shorts where he had lots of dialogue to work with and really gets to have fun.

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Genres

Animation | Family | Short | Comedy

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Release Date:

1 April 1961

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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