A Tale of Two Kitties

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A Tale of Two Kitties
A Tale of Two Kitties title card.PNG
Blue Ribbon reissue title card
Directed byRobert Clampett
Story byWarren Foster
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
Music byCarl W. Stalling
Animation byRod Scribner
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • November 21, 1942 (1942-11-21)
Running time
7 minutes (one reel)
The film

A Tale of Two Kitties is a 1942 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Bob Clampett, written by Warren Foster, and features music by Carl W. Stalling.[1] The short was released on November 21, 1942, and features the debut of Tweety, originally named Orson until his second cartoon, who delivers the line that would become his catchphrase: "I tawt I taw a puddy tat!"[2]

The short was reissued as a Blue Ribbon cartoon on July 31, 1948.[3]


Two cats, Babbit and Catstello, are looking for food to alleviate their hunger. Babbit gets a ladder when they see a bird. Catstello is at first reluctant, but manages to go up the ladder. After several failed attempts, Babbit and Catstello construct a makeshift glider and try to swoop down and catch the bird, but the bird reports an air raid, followed by a blackout, and Catstello is shut down. The bird walks by acting as an air raid warden and demanding a "total bwackout", and just as Babbit and Catstello are about to catch him, the bird screams at the cats to turn out the lights.

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  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 135. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  2. ^ Beck, Jerry (1991). I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat: Fifty Years of Sylvester and Tweety. New York: Henry Holt and Co. p. 35. ISBN 0-8050-1644-9.
  3. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 52. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved June 6, 2020.

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