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Tweety

Tweety aka Tweety Pie is a fictional character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes series of animated cartoons. Bob Clampett created in 1940's "A Tale of Two Kitties", pitting him against two hungry cats named Babbott and Catstello (based on the famous radio comedians). Tweety was originally naked, jowly, and far more aggressive and saucy. Supposedly he was based on a baby picture of Bob. Clampett did three more shorts with the "naked genius", as a Jimmy Durante-ish cat once called him in "Gruesome Twosome".

Tweety is sometimes incorrectly called "Tweety Pie"; that name originated from the episode called Tweety Pie, Friz Freleng's first short that paired him and a character he'd used in several pictures already, a lisping cat named Sylvester. Friz toned Tweety down and cutsied him up, giving him huge blue eyes and yellow feathers.

Tweety always manages to get the upper hand because he is quick, conniving and relentless -- and as vicious as he appears innocent. His lack of size and strength is not a limitation -- he simply steers the enemy cat towards an aggressive Hector the Bulldog, an indignant Granny (voiced by Bea Benaderet and later June Foray), or an oncoming train or bottomless crevasse as opportunity provides.

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Filmography

During the 1990s, Tweety also starred in an animated TV series called The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, in which Granny ran a detective agency with the assistance of Tweety, Sylvester and Hector.