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Tweety Bird turns 60

April 16, 2009

Earlier today, a colleague forwarded me an email entitled “Tweety Bird Turns 60 This Week”. I instantly got interested so I opened it immediately. It then got me more curious if Tweety Bird is indeed 60 years old. So I googled my way to check out the facts. And this is what I got from wikipedia.com:

Tweety (also known as Tweety Bird and Tweety Pie) is a fictional character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. Tweety’s popularity, like that of The Tasmanian Devil, actually grew in the years following the dissolution of the Looney Tunes cartoons. The name “Tweety” is a play on words, as it originally meant “Sweetie”, along with “tweet” being a typical English onomatopoeia for the sounds of birds. Tweety has appeared in 48 cartoons.

Despite the widespread speculation that Tweety was female, he is and has always been a male character, something that he often has confirmed in The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries. On the other hand, his species is ambiguous; although originally and often portrayed as a young canary, he is also frequently called a rare and valuable “Tweetybird” as a plot device, and once called “The only living specimen”. Moreover, the title song suggests that it is a Canary. His shape more closely suggests that of a baby bird, which in fact is what he was during his early appearances. The yellow feathers were added but otherwise he retained the baby-bird shape.

Tweety is, for the most part, a good-natured character happily spending life in his cage or a nest. However, when a cat or other adversary threatens him, he can become downright malicious and devious, even kicking his enemy when he’s down. In many of Tweety’s appearances the bird is shown accompanying his owner, Granny.

Obviously, wikipedia’s post did not give me the info that I needed. So I again googled, clicked on the next item and  found another info from cartoonspot.net:  

Bob Clampett created the character that would become Tweety in the 1942 short A Tale of Two Kitties, sitting him against two hungry cats named Babbit and Catstello (based on the famous comedians Abbott and Costello). On the original model sheet, Tweety was named Orson (which was also the name of a bird character from an earlier Clampett cartoon Wacky Blackouts.

And so, the email was wrong! If Tweety Bird is really celebrating his birthday this week, he should be 67 years old. Imagine that, Tweety must really be an old haggard by now.

Well, here’s the lovable Tweety Bird as we know him…

 

And here is how he looks like now…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kawawa naman, parang candidate na sya for Andok’s… hehehe! 

34 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2009 5:14 pm

    hahahaha..kawawa si tweety..he is my favorite cartoon pa naman.😀

    • April 17, 2009 8:06 am

      i like tweety too. everytime i look at the haggard version, naawa ako sa kanya.

  2. April 16, 2009 9:32 pm

    sya nga pala winkz, pahingi ym id mo.. email mo nlang sa akin.. thanks. mwah!!

    • April 17, 2009 8:07 am

      sent u an email reese. yun ang primary YM account ko🙂 chat with u soon!

  3. April 16, 2009 10:04 pm

    ehehe…
    talaga naman winks.

    hindi pwede si tweety kay andoks
    sukat nya pang one day old lang eh
    lolz

    • April 17, 2009 8:08 am

      oo nga noh, pang 1 day old lang si tweety. baka pwede cyang ibalot sa orange na harina. hehehe!

  4. snglguy permalink
    April 16, 2009 11:16 pm

    “I tot I taw a puddytat. I did, I did taw a puddytat!”

    • April 17, 2009 8:11 am

      hahaha… very tweety talaga, kuya rudy ah!

  5. April 17, 2009 1:53 am

    nyahahaha. haggard nga si tweety bird dun sa pektyur.

    ma’am, question: bakit po si tweety bird eh parang alang bird? hehehe.

    • April 17, 2009 1:56 pm

      duda ko lang, kasi baka redundant na kung may bird pa si tweety bird. hehehe!

      thanks for peeking in, lio!

  6. April 17, 2009 4:23 am

    bwahahahahhahahaha!!!!!!!!!
    this is soooooooo funny.
    and tweety’s cute. kaso lang kulubot na. pa-botox kaya sya? hihi

    • April 17, 2009 8:12 am

      from the looks of it, parang di na kaya ni tweety na pumunta pa sa derma for botox! hahaha!

  7. April 17, 2009 8:30 am

    haha.. naunahan ako ni sngleguy, i was about to type tweety’s famous line: “I tot I taw a puddytat. I did, I did taw a puddytat!”

    wawa naman si tweety.. parang hirap na hirap syang ibuka mga mata nya.. gawin na yang kwek-kwek!! hahha

    • April 17, 2009 1:58 pm

      ah tama, kwek-kwek! i was thinking of that term earlier. ung comment ko ke epfi eh “orange na harina”. i was referring to kwek-kwek. hehehe!

  8. April 17, 2009 10:17 am

    hehe natawa naman po ako bigla kagagaling ko lang kay maldito na sad ako sa tita nya tapos eto po bumungad sakin hehe..pang andoks na nga ata si tweety berd hehe..
    loko talaga si lio mag tanong daw ng ganun eh babae si tweety bird..

    • April 17, 2009 2:04 pm

      naku lovely, di mo ata binasa ung entry. lalaki po s tweety.

  9. April 17, 2009 12:33 pm

    sureness, hindi masarap kainin si tweety bird..at bakit parang nagka scabies siya..

    laugh out loud ako dito ha…

    • April 17, 2009 2:05 pm

      scabies come with old age… ganun talaga, van. hehehe!

  10. sandijmartin permalink
    April 17, 2009 1:02 pm

    sabi ko na nga ba eh may twist ‘to sa dulo eh.. hahaha..

    tanda na ni tweety nasa hawla pa rin🙂

    • April 17, 2009 2:09 pm

      hahaha… obvious ba na joke ang post ko? hehehe!

      kaya nga, yan din napansin ko. parang di nagmove on si tweety. same old cage. hehehe!

  11. April 17, 2009 2:54 pm

    Hangtanda na pala nya, at nakakatakot yung itsura pag oldie na sya waaah.

    Buti pa si Dora tumatanda.🙂

    • April 18, 2009 1:33 am

      nagulat nga rin ako joycee at mukha nang hukluban si tweety. hehehe!

      oo nga, si dora parang little girl forever🙂

  12. April 20, 2009 8:25 am

    ay salbahe ka winkie!

    hehehe. si sylvester kaya uugud-ugod na rin?😛

    • April 20, 2009 11:01 am

      bakit deejay, fave mo ba si tweety? hehehe!

      di na pikchuran si sylvester. nsa home for the aged na eh! whehehe!

    • April 22, 2009 1:11 pm

      hindi ah! *iling*

      pans ako ni wile e. coyote! hehehe!

  13. May 15, 2009 3:39 pm

    uggh tweety bird is so f***ing ugly !!!

    • May 16, 2009 1:15 am

      yeah… he’s freakin’ scary now! LOL.

      thanks for the visit, heidi!

  14. brittany bland permalink
    September 27, 2009 2:07 am

    yea it is scary cause i think he is so cute

  15. February 3, 2010 9:32 pm

    tweety bird is not old.

  16. parish tweetybabii permalink
    March 6, 2010 3:13 pm

    tweety iisz my favoriite cartoon charater and ii dnt care iif he old or young

  17. May 16, 2010 8:25 pm

    that was very mean to do and i hope you get some very bad punishing young lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    oh, did you miss the part that this was supposedly posted for fun?😀 chill thomas, tweety bird is just a cartoon character.😛

  18. May 16, 2010 8:26 pm

    because i love tweety bird!

    well, it’s obvious that you love tweety bird!😀

  19. shaniqua harley permalink
    May 21, 2010 6:35 pm

    I love u tweety nd always had love for u..it doesnt matta if ur old…u was always one of my favorite cartoon character….

  20. June 16, 2010 2:41 pm

    Im sowahh in love with myh tweety brid..i dnt i knw wht wud i dew wit out hym!!tweetybrd is all i hav in myh life he is the best eva!!he will neva get old tew meh..i love yhu tweetybrid no matter hw old yhu gt..:)

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