Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for Tweety

Tweety is a fictional bird who was featured in the Warner Brothers cartoon series called Looney Tunes. He was also featured in the animated cartoons called Merrie Melodies. Tweety was also known as Tweety Bird and Tweety Pie.

The name "Tweety" was a play on words. It is the combination of "sweetie" mixed with "tweet" the sound attributed to birds. His cartoon species is "Tweety Bird." His actual species is a yellow canary. For the record Tweety Bird is a male canary.

The the character of Tweety is said to have been based on Red Sketon's "Mean Widdle Kid." Tweety appeared or starred in 49 cartoons. For over 50 years Tweety was voiced by Mel Blanc. Becasue Blanc's cartoon characters often had speech impediments, Tweety had sounds and letters that he could not pronounce correctly, such as the "s" and "k" letters or sounds. Those letters or sounds would sound like "t" tor "d."


Anonymous said...

You took me back to my childhood days, happy memories. Thanks Gregg.

Scott said...

I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat! I did, I did!

IanH said...

"fictional" bird? You mean he's not real?