19 June 2002 | raysond
The LAST Sylvester and Tweety theatrical cartoon
I got a chance to see this LOST Sylvester and Tweety cartoon from the mid-60's recently during a broadcast of Bugs and Daffy on Cartoon Network,and for some very good reasons. This was the last theatrical cartoon short of Sylvester and Tweety to run in the theatres back in 1964. However,the studio was going through some major changes and frankly with the closing of the Warner Bors. animation department on its leg,and some of its directors including Friz Freleng(who left to do theatrical and TV shorts for several 'Pink Panther' cartoons)and animator Chuck Jones(who at the time was over at MGM doing theatrical shorts for the flogging 'Tom and Jerry' franchise)went on to other interesting projects. But their LAST go around was excellent,with Sylvester trying to get the bird while on vacation in Hawaii from Granny,only to be stopped in his tracks by Granny's pet shark---Sharkey with hilarious results. The short was directed by the great Friz Freleng and its not to missed even if it is six minutes in length. Catch it on video.