Director: Friz Freleng
Release Date: December 2, 1961
Stars: Tweety & Sylvester
Rating: ★★★★½

The Last Hungry Cat © Warner Brothers‘The Last Hungry Cat’ must be one of the best entries in the Tweety and Sylvester series.

Introduced by an Alfred Hitchcock-like shadow of a pig, it tells the story of Sylvester, who for once thinks he has actually eaten Tweety and who is then eaten by guilt.

The cartoon makes use of a conscience-like voice-over and very beautifully colored and well-staged angular backgrounds  to evoke an atmosphere that reflects Sylvester’s inner feelings. In that respect it is very similar to ‘Donalds’ Crime’ from 1945, although that cartoon is still superior.

Watch ‘The Last Hungry Cat’ yourself and tell me what you think: