Tweety Bird

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Tweety Bird
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I tawt I taw a puddy tat!
Species Yellow canary
Gender Male
Member of Tune Squad
Looney Builders
Affiliation Granny
Sylvester
Sweetie Bird
Hector
Other relative(s) One descendant, Royal Tweetums, in Loonatics Unleashed
Marital status Single
First appearance MM: "A Tale of Two Kitties" (1942)
Played by Mel Blanc (1942–1989)
Jeff Bergman (19902018)
Bob Bergen (since 1990)
Greg Burson (19941998)
Joe Alaskey (19952011)
Eric Goldberg (1996-2003)
Sam Vincent (20012006)
Billy West (2003)
Eric Bauza (since 2018)
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Bob Clampett's Tweety
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The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
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Space Jam
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Baby Looney Tunes
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Looney Tunes: Back in Action
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The Looney Tunes Show
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New Looney Tunes
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Space Jam: A New Legacy
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CGI Tweety in Space Jam: A New Legacy
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Looney Tunes Cartoons
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Bugs Bunny Builders
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Tiny Toons Looniversity

Tweety Bird, also known as Tweety Pie or simply known as Tweety for short, is a yellow canary bird and a major character in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical shorts. The character was introduced in the 1942 short A Tale of Two Kitties, directed by Bob Clampett. He was first paired with Sylvester in 1947 for the short Tweetie Pie, which won Warner Bros. Cartoons its first Academy Award. Tweety subsequently appeared in 46 cartoons during the Golden Age, made between 1942 and 1964. His voice was originated by Mel Blanc.

Tweety's protégé in Tiny Toon Adventures is Sweetie Bird.

Character description

Appearances

TV series

Movies

Shorts

Comics

Video games

Theme parks

Biography

Debut Series

We're All a Little Looney

The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries

Come On and Slam! and Welcome to the Jam!

Tweety Gets Modern

Going Down the Rabbit Hole

It's Hard Hat Time

Tweety Sells Out

Development

Gallery

Main article: Tweety Bird/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Partnerships

  • On November 15, 2001, Warner Bros. and Sanrio launched the Tweety & Kitty collaboration (Looney Tunes x Sanrio) where Hello Kitty appears with Tweety Bird. The first merchandise in Japan featuring Hello Kitty and Tweety Bird was launched in March 2002, with later releases to other parts of Asia (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore). In a press comment, Kunihiko Tsuji said Sanrio was proud of the collaboration; and saw it as a step for global cooperation similar to Hello Kitty's philosophy that "you can never have too many friends".[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Tweety's name is a play on words, as it originally meant "sweetie", along with "tweet" being an English onomatopoeia for the sounds of birds.
  • Despite the perception people have regarding Tweety's gender, due in part to the long eyelashes and a high-pitched voice, he is male.[2][3]

In popular culture

  • In the 1984 film Gremlins, there is a doll of Tweety in the department store.
  • In the 1987 film Heathers, Heather McNamara tries to act anonymously on the phone to the radio station by calling herself Tweety after looking at her pet bird, even though she had already accidentally revealed herself.
  • In the 1990 film Mermaids, a kid dresses up as Tweety for Halloween.
  • In the sitcom Moesha, Uncle Bernie affectionately called Andell Tweety.
  • In the Arrested Development episode "Switch Hitter," George Sr. mocked Gob's dance by comparing it to that of Tweety.
  • In the pilot of 30 Rock, a poster for The Girl Show has Jenna wearing overalls featuring Tweety.
  • In the Big Bang Theory episode "The Bat Jar Conjecture," Penny tests Leonard and Sheldon's knowledge of pop culture, with one question being "Tweety tawt he taw a what?" Sheldon responds with Romulan, one of the alien adversaries in the Star Trek sci-fi TV and film franchise. They act proud believing they answered correctly.
  • In the 2023 film The Flash, the alternate 2013 version of Barry Allen has a Looney Tunes background screen on his computer, which includes Tweety, Sylvester, Bugs, Daffy, Road Runner, and Wile E.

References