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Tweet Dreams
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Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: John W. Burton (uncredited)
Released: December 5, 1959
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Friz Freleng
Warren Foster
Animation: Gerry Chiniquy
Art Davis
Virgil Ross
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
June Foray (uncredited)
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Sylvester
Tweety
Sylvester Junior
Granny
Dr. Milt Towne
Preceded By: Unnatural History
Succeeded By: People Are Bunny
Looney Tunes - Tweet Dreams

Looney Tunes - Tweet Dreams

Looney Tunes - Tweet Dreams (1959)-Logo-Free and Better Quality Print-

Looney Tunes - Tweet Dreams (1959)-Logo-Free and Better Quality Print-

Tweet Dreams is a 1959 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng.

Title

The title of the short is an pun on the term "sweet dreams".

Plot

At the Dog and Cat Clinic, psychiatrist Dr. Milt Towne sees Sylvester, who is having a nervous breakdown. He recounts a short scene from his boyhood where his father wouldn't teach him how to catch mice (actually a scene of Sylvester Junior from "Too Hop To Handle", though using the establishing shot from the opening of "Cheese it, the Cat!"). Then he tells of his troubles trying to fish and first meeting Tweety (in flashbacks from "Sandy Claws").

Sylvester then tells the doctor about trying to catch Tweety at the circus (as seen in "Tweety's Circus"). Then about his embarrassment when he hid in Granny's knitting basket and his fur was knitted into a sweater (as seen in "A Street Cat Named Sylvester"). Finally, he relates the tale of Tweety shooting him in the face with a gun and Granny shooting him in the face with a plunger (scenes from "Gift Wrapped").

Sylvester notices that the doctor is snoring. When he wakes up, the doctor makes an excuse about having to fly to Detroit for an appointment that afternoon, and he jumps out the window and literally flies away. Sylvester flies out the window after him.

Censorship

ABC's The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show cut the scene from "Tweety's Circus" where the elephant hits Sylvester with his trunk, as well as the Hopalong Cassidy/Indian sequence from "Gift Wrapped" as it is when said short aired on the show (Cartoon Network and Boomerang however have aired this short uncut despite airing "Gift Wrapped" in edited format). It should be noted that the elephant scene was left alone when "Tweety's Circus" aired on ABC. [1]

Notes

  • It is the only appearance of Sylvester Junior and Tweety in the same cartoon, though the two never interact, and the footage of Junior is said to be a flashback of a young Sylvester.
  • The Apartment Building used in the first flashback was borrowed from "Cheese It, the Cat!"
  • Most of this cartoon was used in the Thanksgiving special, Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet.
  • Granny and Tweety's respective screen times in this cartoon are limited to flashbacks (in the form of archive footage).
  • Although all the other Cartoon Network and Boomerang stations (including the USA) air horribly faded copies of the cartoon, a remastered (but unrestored) copy of the cartoon has been released on the Italian VHS release Silvestro e Gonzales: Matti e mattatori (as pictured in the second video in the infobox), but hasn't been released on DVD yet.

Gallery

TV Title Cards

Videos

Tweet Dreams (1959) TV Broadcast Edit

Tweet Dreams (1959) TV Broadcast Edit

References

Tweety Cartoons
1942 A Tale of Two Kitties
1944 Birdy and the Beast
1945 A Gruesome Twosome
1947 Tweetie Pie
1948 I Taw a Putty Tat
1949 Bad Ol' Putty Tat
1950 Home Tweet HomeAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary Row
1951 Putty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Gift WrappedAin't She TweetA Bird in a Guilty Cage
1953 Snow BusinessFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty Cornered
1954 Dog PoundedMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'
1955 Sandy ClawsTweety's CircusRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-Conditioned
1956 Tweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyTugboat Granny
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for Tweety
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyTweet Dreams
1960 Hyde and Go TweetTrip for Tat
1961 The Rebel Without ClawsThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 The Jet Cage
1964 Hawaiian Aye Aye
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
Sylvester Cartoons
1945 Life with FeathersPeck Up Your Troubles
1946 Kitty Kornered
1947 Tweetie PieCrowing PainsDoggone CatsCatch as Cats Can
1948 Back Alley OproarI Taw a Putty TatHop, Look and ListenKit for CatScaredy Cat
1949 Mouse MazurkaBad Ol' Putty TatHippety Hopper
1950 Home Tweet HomeThe Scarlet PumpernickelAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary RowStooge for a MousePop 'Im Pop!
1951 Canned FeudPutty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Who's Kitten Who?Gift WrappedLittle Red Rodent HoodAin't She TweetHoppy Go LuckyA Bird in a Guilty CageTree for Two
1953 Snow BusinessA Mouse DividedFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty CorneredCats A-weigh!
1954 Dog PoundedBell HoppyDr. Jerkyl's HideClaws for AlarmMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'By Word of Mouse
1955 Lighthouse MouseSandy ClawsTweety's CircusJumpin' JupiterA Kiddies KittySpeedy GonzalesRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-ConditionedPappy's Puppy
1956 Too Hop to HandleTweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyThe Unexpected PestTugboat GrannyThe Slap-Hoppy MouseYankee Dood It
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for TweetyMouse-Taken IdentityGonzales' Tamales
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyCat's PawHere Today, Gone TamaleTweet Dreams
1960 West of the PesosGoldimouse and the Three CatsHyde and Go TweetMouse and GardenTrip for Tat
1961 Cannery WoeHoppy DazeBirds of a FatherD' Fightin' OnesThe Rebel Without ClawsThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 Fish and SlipsMexican BoardersThe Jet Cage
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili WeatherClaws in the Lease
1964 A Message to GraciasFreudy CatNuts and VoltsHawaiian Aye AyeRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild Chase
1966 A Taste of Catnip
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
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