Tweety Bird

First appearance A Tale of Two Kitties ( November 21, 1942)
Created by Bob Clampett
Voiced by Mel Blanc, Bob Bergen (Space Jam), Eric Goldberg (Looney Tunes: Back in Action), Joe Alaskey (current), Samuel Vincent (Baby Looney Tunes)

Tweety Bird (also known as Tweety Pie or simply Tweety) is an Academy Award-winning fictional character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. Tweety's popularity, like that of The Tasmanian Devil, actually grew in the years following the dissolution of the Looney Tunes cartoons. Today Tweety is considered, along with Taz and Bugs Bunny, among the most popular of the Looney Tunes characters, especially (because of his "cute" appearance and personality) among girls and young women. The name "Tweety" is a play on words, as it originally meant "Sweetie", along with "tweet" being a typical English expression imitating the sounds of birds.

Despite the widespread speculation that he was female, Tweety is and has always been a male character, something that he often has confirmed in The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries. On the other hand, his species is ambiguous; although originally and often portrayed as a young canary, he is also frequently called a rare and valuable "Tweetybird" as a plot device, and once called "The only living specimen" which is confusing due to the fact that in later episodes of he has a female cousin named Sweety. Also, the title song , suggests that it is a Canary. His shape more closely suggests that of a baby bird, which in fact is what he was during his early appearances. The yellow feathers were added but otherwise he retained the baby-bird shape.

Tweety is, for the most part, a good-natured character happily spending life in his cage or a nest. However, when a cat or other adversary threatens him, he can become downright malicious and devious, even kicking his enemy when he's down. In many of Tweety's appearances the bird is shown accompanying his owner, Granny.