King Tweety
DVD cover
Directed byCareen Ingle
Screenplay byErik Adolphson
Careen Ingle
Story byErik Adolphson
Based onLooney Tunes
by Warner Bros.
Produced byKandace Reuter
Careen Ingle
StarringEric Bauza
Flula Borg
Carlease Burke
Jon Daly
Regi Davis
Dana DeLorenzo
Riki Lindhome
Candi Milo
Maya Lynne Robinson
Niccole Thurman
Mark Whitten
Edited byCris Mertens
Kyle Stafford
Music byNick Keller
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Home Entertainment (Studio Distribution Services)
Release dates
  • June 14, 2022 (2022-06-14)
(DVD and digital)
  • November 19, 2022 (2022-11-19)
(Cartoon Network)
  • November 20, 2022 (2022-11-20)
(HBO Max)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

King Tweety is a 2022 animated direct-to-video comedy film starring the Looney Tunes characters Tweety and Sylvester, produced by Warner Bros. Animation.[1] It is the first new Looney Tunes direct-to-video film since Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run (2015) and the second direct-to-video animated film starring Tweety, after 2000's Tweety's High-Flying Adventure.[2][3][4] It was the first Looney Tunes film to be directed by a woman.

Summary

Tweety becomes king when the queen of the island paradise mysteriously disappears. Tweety's old enemy and foster brother Sylvester uncovers a sinister plot to eliminate Tweety for good.

Cast

Reception

Common Sense Media gave the film 3 out of 5 stars. Jennifer Borget, writing for it, "This is a silly caper in the tradition of classic Warner Bros. cartoons. While there's not as much over-the-top slapstick violence and pratfalls as in the 'toons of yesteryear, King Tweety still has its fair share of scenes in which Sylvester is, among other things, chopped up by a ceiling fan, burned by lava, and beaten by dog bones until an exaggerated lump forms on the crown of his feline head. While the story is very much for kids, there are also moments of relatively sophisticated humor intended for older audiences, including an absurdly funny aside concerning the hit 1980s song "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield. While the meta humor is refreshing compared to kids' entertainment that doesn't even bother trying to provide something for the adults watching, overall King Tweety is still a pretty standard story. On the plus side, with no disrespect intended toward the great Mel Blanc, it's worth noting that there is refreshing diversity in the voice cast. All in all, this is an enjoyable, if not unforgettable, update on classic cartoon characters."[5] Alexandria Ingram of FanSided said "This is a fun-filled adventure, perfect for all ages. It’s packed with vibrant, modern animation and some excellent songs you’ll find everyone dancing along with."[6]

Release

The film was released on DVD and digital on June 14, 2022, with three bonus features episodes of The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries: "Something Fishy Around Here", "The Maltese Canary" and "The Cat Who Knew Too Much".[6][7]

The film later premiered on Cartoon Network on November 19, 2022, with it premiering on HBO Max the following day.[8]

References

  1. ^ Miller, Caroline (March 22, 2022). "Warner Bros. Animation Releases Trailer for King Tweety". Movieweb. Archived from the original on November 14, 2022. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  2. ^ "Warner Bros. Animation releases first trailer of 'Looney Tunes' movie 'King Tweety'". AnimationXpress. March 22, 2022. Archived from the original on June 26, 2022. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  3. ^ Heller, Jeffrey (March 22, 2022). "King Tweety Animated Film Trailer [EXCLUSIVE]". ScreenRant. Archived from the original on November 7, 2022. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  4. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (March 22, 2022). "All Hail 'King Tweety'! All-New Animated Movie Flies Home June 14". Animation magazine. Archived from the original on December 10, 2022. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  5. ^ Costello, Brian. "King Tweety". Common Sense Media. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  6. ^ a b Ingham, Alexandra (July 9, 2022). "King Tweety DVD review: What to expect in the movie". FanSided. Archived from the original on December 25, 2022. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  7. ^ ""King Tweety" Original Animated Film Coming June 14". Warnerbros.com. March 22, 2022. Archived from the original on December 9, 2022. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  8. ^ @CartoonNetwork (July 22, 2022). "All rise for our new KING! 🐤 👑 King Tweety is flying to Cartoon Network on 11/19 and streaming next day on @HBOMax!" (Tweet). Retrieved December 9, 2022 – via Twitter.