Sylvester The “Puddy Tat”
Sylvester is a Warner Brothers character that first appeared in the “Life with Feathers” cartoon short in 1945. Similar to Daffy Duck, Sylvester also talks with a lisp. He takes his manner of speaking to a new extreme, even sticking out his tongue when talking. Sylvester often partners with Tweety the bird, who he tries to catch and eat, but always without any success.
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This cartoon character is famous for its lisp and the fact that it sticks out its tongue while speaking. It shares a characteristic with the famous Daffy which is spraying people with saliva that comes from its lisping and one might, therefore, want to keep some distance while in conversation.
Before the cat character ever appeared on TV screens, it already started gaining some attention after it was voiced as a character on The Judy Canova show with the voice eventually being that of the now famous cat.
This cat is one of the different characters as it is shown in its different cartoon series it has featured in. Basically, it prides itself on being one that never gives up even though it is often placed on the loser side when Looney Tunes decides to do a winner/loser hierarchy.
When paired with Porky Pig, another side of the cat is portrayed especially during their adventures into scary ghost places. In such situations, the cat is almost always mute, seeming to always see the scary things not seen by its partner. This is in addition to behaving like a fearful cat in such situations.
This cat cartoon character has also made appearances in cartoon series with Elmer Fudd with the very famous ones being those about the American economic system.
Somehow, it has always found favour with cartoon makers as being the antagonist in many series of cartoons and being the protagonist in a couple of situations especially when it appeared alongside Spike the Bulldog and Chester the Terrier with the two chasing it around.
It has also appeared in more developed roles one of which was when he featured as a mouse-catching instructor to Sylvester Junior – his dubious son. The mouse in this case was actually a baby kangaroo Sylvester keeps mistaking for a “king-size mouse”.
It has appeared in some other cartoon series besides the ones mentioned above. Kitty Kornered, Back Alley Oproar, the Scarlet Pumpernicket, and Red Riding Hoodwinked are just some of the cartoon series that featured this character most of which were in the mid-twentieth century. This was before it became a Warner Bros cartoon character.
The 1970s and 80s were the periods Warner Bros decided to use the character in a number of TV specials after which it appeared in the feature-film compilation.
It continued to increase in popularity and thrill its fans and this was made evident when it appeared in one of Western Publications’ production of a comic book that starred Sylvester and Tweety with the title Tweety and Sylvester. It was also featured in a Garfield cartoon when it sent Rosalina a love letter.