King Tweety: Silly Tale with Lots of Laughs

Sommerleigh Pollonais, Senior Writer

Plot: Tweety, Sylvester and Granny go on holiday to the Canary Islands. However, when the queen of the island paradise disappears, Tweety unexpectedly becomes next in line for the crown.

Review: I’m a Looney Tunes fan going way back, but I’m all about the OG animation style created by the one and only Charles Martin Jones, otherwise known as Chuck Jones. His art style brought these wacky characters to life in a way that’s often imitated but never duplicated. And when I saw the opening scene of King Tweety, I was wholeheartedly ready to dump all over this as I wasn’t impressed. But having nothing better to watch at the time I decided to see how bad it could be.

It’s good to be the king

Dammit! I told myself I wouldn’t like this movie, but after one laugh out loud moment turned into another and another (I even did a real life spit-take at one point) I found myself genuinely enjoying this silly tale of Tweety Bird and his “brother” Sylvester as they get caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the queen of the Canary Islands (voiced by Niccole Thurman) by her advisor, a power hungry and hilariously crazy little Shih Tzu named Diego von Schniffenstein (Jon Daly).

The animation style by Austin Reinkens and his team of animators may not have been my first choice but I have to admit they do a wonderful job of bringing life to the tale and updating the looks of classic characters like Granny, Tweety and Sylvester, while still paying homage to the original aesthetics that have made the Looney Tunes the iconic characters they are. And the story is the kind of silly and fast-paced tale kids will enjoy and parents won’t be bored out their minds watching.

Nobody expected Granny to break bad. But break bad she did

So colour me surprised, King Tweety wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Not even close really. It’s a slapstick little tale that has enough dry humour to pull laughs from even the most diehard Looney Tunes fans, whether you want to watch it with your kids or are just a big kid yourself. It’s no Looney Tunes classic but I have to admit, it has a heart all its own.

Score: 5.5 out of 10

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 Sommerleigh of the House Pollonais. First of Her Name. Sushi Lover, Queen of Horror Movies, Comic Books and Binge Watching Netflix. Mother of two beautiful black cats named Vader and Kylo. I think eating Popcorn at the movies should be mandatory, PS4 makes the best games ever, and I’ll be talking about movies until the zombie apocalypse comes.

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