HYDE AND GO TWEET is a
Merrie Melodies animated short starring Tweety
and Sylvester . It was released on May 14, 1960, and it is directed by
Friz Freleng . The voices were performed by
Mel Blanc .
The short is the third directed by Freleng based on The Strange Case
of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde . The title is a play on the game hide and
go seek .
* 1 Plot
* 2 See also
* 3 References
* 4 External links
Sylvester is sleeping on the ledge of a tall building . He is just
outside the window of the laboratory and office of mild-mannered Dr.
Jekyll , who is shown entering the laboratory, drinking a Hyde Formula
and briefly turning into a monstrous, evilly laughing alter-ego.
Sylvester hears the laughter and awakens startled, but when he looks
inside the window, he sees only the re-transformed Jekyll departing
the laboratory. Sylvester laughs it off and resumes his sleep.
Suddenly waking up, Sylvester tries to catch some pigeons , but to no
avail. He then pursues his prey, Tweety, along the building's ledge.
Tweety escapes inside the laboratory and hides in the Hyde Formula
bottle. Sylvester demands that
Tweety show himself, which he does now
as a crazy, giant bird of prey that - after years of harassment, being
chased and with payback on his mind - begins chasing Sylvester.
Sylvester is frantically summoning the elevator, and he turns and
looks down a corridor, and Tweety/Hyde is ambling along, laughing
For most of the rest of the cartoon,
Tweety frequently switches
between his usual, innocent self (which Sylvester chases) and the evil
bird-monster (from which Sylvester runs away). After several
back-and-forth chases (which includes Sylvester being tricked by the
Tweety into running into an out of order chute for an elevator,
as well as jumping out a window to escape the monster form), Sylvester
nabs a normal-sized Tweety. Unaware of the fact that the monster bird
and his potential meal are one and the same, the cat locks himself in
a small kitchen, throws the key out the window to make sure that
Tweety doesn't "...get out and that 'goon' don't get in," and begins
Tweety into a sandwich. But while Sylvester is searching for
Tweety changes back into his menacing, Hyde-like self
and devours his adversary whole in a single gulp. Sylvester frees
himself and tries to escape the room.
Just then, Sylvester awakens... to realize that this was only a
nightmare and to see a normal-sized
Tweety struggling to fly to the
ledge of the building. Fearing the events of his nightmare are about
to come true, Sylvester is convinced that
Tweety poses a giant risk to
his well-being. Sylvester cries out and runs through a brick wall to
escape (He is found by Porky Pig and Daffy Duck in Quackbusters). Two
cats (variants of the cats in
Birds Anonymous ) observe his action and
refer to it as cowardice .
Tweety agrees on that.
List of American films of 1960
* Friedwald, Will and Jerry Beck. "The Warner Brothers Cartoons."
Scarecrow Press Inc., Metuchen, N.J., 1981. ISBN 0-8108-1396-3