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The Last Hungry Cat (1961)

Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and... See full summary »

Directors:

Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt (co-director)

Writers:

David Detiege (story) (as Dave Detiege), John W. Dunn (story) (as John Dunn)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Sylvester / Tweety (voice)
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Storyline

Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and finds the feather lodged between his lips. He thinks he has swallowed and killed Tweety and suffers terrible remorse as an Alfred Hitchcock-like voice-over chides him for his "crime". Sylvester cracks, runs into the streets confessing, and returns to Granny's place, where he finds he didn't eat Tweety after all. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Último Gato Faminto See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Blanc, speaking as Tweety Bird, did not say Tweety's most popular quote, "Ooh, I tawt I taw a putty tat!", in four cartoons. First, Snow Business (1953). Second, Heir-Conditioned (1955), is a ten second cameo. Third, The Last Hungry Cat (1961). Fourth, The Jet Cage (1962). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hitchcock-type Narrator: Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you a story about murder.
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Crazy Credits

After being hit in the head, by Sylvester, throwing something and hitting Hitchcock, his shadow leaves, but with a bump on his head. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Last Angry Man (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
Played briefly when Sylvester finds Tweety sleeping in his cage
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Sylvester finally does it....or does he?
13 September 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

One of the final Sylvester and Tweety shorts of the classic era for Looney Tunes. This one parodies Alfred Hitchcock Presents, with a Hitchcock-inspired bear narrating a story where Sylvester believes he has killed Tweety and feels guilty over it. A clever and funny short that ranks pretty high on my list of favorite Looney Tunes from the '60s, which was not their best decade as quality was deteriorating across the board.

The animation is excellent with a lovely noirish style to it. I didn't even mind the sketchy backgrounds this time as it fit well here. Love the colors, particularly the purples and blues. The music is great and used fittingly throughout the story. The incomparable Mel Blanc does great work, as usual. Ben Frommer did the voice for the Hitchcock bear and I thought it was a poor job. I'm not sure why Blanc didn't do it as he did quite a few impressions and I doubt he could have done worse than Frommer, who sounds less like Hitch and more like a guy with a stuffy nose. The gags and dialogue are very funny, especially in the back and forth between Sylvester and the narrator. This is a different type of short than you likely expect from Sylvester and Tweety (who's barely in it), but it works well.


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