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Life with Feathers (1945)

A love bird's wife has left him. He wants to end it all and tries to force Sylvester to eat him. Sylvester thinks there's something fishy about the situation and refuses to eat the bird.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Sylvester / Lovebird / Telegram Guy (voice)
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Storyline

A love bird's wife has left him. He wants to end it all and tries to force Sylvester to eat him. Sylvester thinks there's something fishy about the situation and refuses to eat the bird. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vida con plumas See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Sylvester Pussycat. See more »

Quotes

Sylvester: Sufferin' succotash! Squab!
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Connections

Edited into Tweety's S.O.S. (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
(uncredited)
Music by H.R. Bishop
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3 April 2013 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In Sylvester's debut, a bird gets thrown out of his cage and tries to get Sylvester to eat him, but the slobbering cat finds something fishy about a bird who WANTS to get eaten. The plot of "Life with Feathers" got a similar treatment in "Cheese Chasers" (in which mice Hubie and Bertie OD on cheese and try to get Claude to eat them but he suspects that something is up). This one has a number of the familiar gags from Sylvester's outings with Tweety. An unfamiliar one is Sylvester's emaciation as he hears about different types of meals (it never gets explained how it is that he's starving even though he belongs to a family). In the end, it's a pretty fun cartoon.


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