Looney Tunes’ Crystal Tweety Statue
This Crystal Tweety Statue belongs to the very first Looney Tunes line from Swarovski. Tweety, an iconic cartoon figure, enchanted in light yellow crystal with orange crystal feet and printed eyes. The creation with 75 sparkling crystal facets is a fantastic example of the high craftsmanship of Swarovski, making it a must for all Looney Tunes fans. Swarovski Crystal pieces are a collaboration of master artisans sharing their inspiration and imagination through excellence in workmanship. Tweety is a yellow canary in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. The name “Tweety” is a play on words, as it originally meant “sweetie“, along with “tweet” being an English onomatopoeia for the sounds of birds. His characteristics are based on Red Skelton’s famous “Junior the Mean Widdle Kid“. He appeared in 46 cartoons during the golden age, made between 1942 and 1962. Despite the perceptions that people may hold, owing to the long eyelashes and high-pitched voice (which Mel Blanc provided), Tweety is male although his ambiguity was played with. For example, in the cartoon “Snow Business“, when Granny entered a room containing Tweety and Sylvester she said: “Here I am, boys!“, whereas a 1952 cartoon was entitled Ain’t She Tweet . Also, his species is ambiguous, although originally and often portrayed as a young canary, he is also frequently called a rare and valuable “tweety bird” as a plot device, and once called “the only living specimen“.
Nevertheless, the title song of The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries directly states that he is a canary. His shape more closely suggests that of a baby bird, which is what he was during his early appearances (although the “baby bird” aspect has been used in a few later cartoons as a plot device). The yellow feathers were added, but otherwise he retained the baby-bird shape. In his early appearances in Bob Clampett cartoons, Tweety is a very aggressive character who tries anything to foil Sylvester, even kicking the cat when he is down. One of his most notable malicious moments is in the cartoon Birdy and the Beast, where a cat chases Tweety by flying until he remembers that cats cannot fly, causing him to fall. Tweety says sympathetically, “Awww, the poor kitty cat! He faw down and go (in a loud, tough, masculine voice) BOOM!!” and then grins mischievously. A similar use of that voice is in A Tale Of Two Kitties when Tweety, wearing an air raid warden’s helmet, suddenly yells, “Turn out those lights!” Tweety’s aggressive nature was toned down when Friz Freleng began directing the series, with the character turning into a more cutesy bird, usually going about his business, and doing little to thwart Sylvester’s ill-conceived plots, allowing them to simply collapse on their own, he became even less aggressive when Granny was introduced, but occasionally Tweety still showed a malicious side. Looney Tunes’ Tweety Statue sizes: 1.9 inches / 5 cm x 1.4 inches / 3.5 cm x 1 inches / 2.5 cm.
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