Tweety Flexible Coaster
This high quality flexible PVC coaster is a bright and colourful reminder of the Looney Tunes cartoon series – which featured Tweety (and Sylvester the Cat). Featuring the bulbous head of the chick-like bird, this will bring a smile to the lips and a twinkle of fondness to the eye. Just try not thinking of “I tawt I taw a puddy tat”.
Dimensions: 10 x 10cm
Alongside Merrie Melodies, Looney Tunes is an animated series by Warner Bros. which ran from 1930 to 1969. With voices provided by Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan, Bea Benaderet and Stan Freberg (among others), this era produced some of the best loved animated characters: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Tasmanian Devil.
Tweety (or Tweety Bird or Tweety Pie) featured in 47 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (by Warner Bros.) and is a young yellow “tweety-bird” or canary, voiced mainly by Mel Blanc (1942-1988). Based on Red Skelton's "Mean Widdle Kid", the name is a play on the word "sweetie" and "tweet". He is instantly recognisable by his catch phrases: "I tawt I taw a puddy tat!" and "I did! I did taw a puddy tat!". Originally a rather aggressive character, this was tempered when Friz Freleng was director, becoming a cuter bird who nonchalantly allowed the plans of his foe, Sylvester, to fail on their own. They were a popular double-act, with Sylvester the cat mostly seeking to eat Tweety, but being foiled by Granny, the bulldog Hector or other obstacles.