Old Bears Everywhere

Warner Bros - Sylvester and Tweety Pie

Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr is his full name and he originally appeared, how we see him today in 1945. An anthropomorphic tuxedo cat with a bulbous red nose, wide jowls and clawed paws. The cat with the lisp first met up with the bird he could catch, but not eat 'Tweety Pie' the large footed, wee beaked yellow canary with the overly large blue eyes in 1947, in the aptly named short 'Tweetie Pie', yet he only officially received the name Sylvester, in 1948 for the short 'Scaredy Cat' by Chuck Jones.

The two together worked well, just like Tom and Jerry, the renowned tale of one chasing the other and constantly loosing, yet beneath it all is a deep friendship.
The image of Sylvester has been used for advertising and commercials. He even was the 'Spokes Cat' for 9 Lives Dry Cat Food in America, featuring in their ads from 1979 to 1983. He has even received three Academy Awards for the following animations - Tweetie Pie, Speedy Gonzales and Birds Anonymous, whilst Tweety appeared in 47 cartoons during the Golden Age of American Animation (1928 - 1972). More currently they have featured in The Sylvester and Tweety Murder Mysteries solving crimes with Granny and Hector (Bulldog). From cameos to video games, comic books and film, this pair have seen them all and it's reflected, in the variable merchandise available.

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