On this Saturday morning it is fun to see that TweetyBird cartoon character made his first appearance on November 21, 1942 in “A Tale of Two Kitties”, appearing in 47 cartoons in all.
The image shown today is from the U.S. Postal Service of the 32 cent stamp from 1998 of Sylvester and Tweety commemorative stamps.
“The first short to team Tweety and the cat, later named Sylvester, was 1947’s Tweetie Pie, which won Warner Bros. its first Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).”
The voice of Tweety we know was Mel Blanc. This article is a must read from 2013 “The Strange Day When Bugs Bunny Saved the Life of Mel Blanc‘ and it goes into detail about when in 1961 “he was almost killed and slipped into a coma” and his over seven months in a body cast for him to recover. It is an inspiring story.
This npr article from 2011 Tweety And Sylvester Bring Mel Blanc Back To Life – “Mel Blanc was the voice of Warner Bros’ most enduring cartoon characters for more than 50 years. He died in 1989, but an original recording of Blanc singing “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat” has been remastered for the new short, playing in theaters alongside the film Happy Feet Two.”
Imagine if Tweety Bird opened his mailbox and had mail – “I tought I taw – I did! I did!” Happy Saturday!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
OpenCulture web site article: The Strange Day When Bugs Bunny Saved the Life of Mel Blanc by Kate Rix May 06, 2013 @
Image shown upper left today USPS 32-cent Sylvester & Tweety commemoriatve stamp Scott#3204 from 1998