|Father of the Bird|
|Directed by||Stephen A. Fossati|
|Story by||Stephen A. Fossati|
|Produced by||Chuck Jones|
Linda Jones Clough
|Music by||George Daugherty|
|Animation by||Tom Decker|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
Father of the Bird is a 1997 traditionally animated Looney Tunes short film directed and co-produced by Stephen A. Fossati and produced by Chuck Jones and Linda Jones Clough starring Sylvester. This short only had a limited theatrical release and was the only Sylvester short produced by Jones, and also the final Sylvester cartoon he was involved with. It was also the final Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies short to have Jones involved in and to use traditional cel animation.
Sylvester finds a sparrow egg in a nest. Before he can eat it for breakfast however, a little bird hatches out and calls him "Mama." He warms to the idea of being a father and instead of eating it, he protects the bird throughout a series of near-disasters.