Director: Careen Ingle
Cast: Eric Bauza, Jon Daly, Dana DeLorenzo (VOICES)
Release Date: June 14, 2022
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Film Rating: 7.5/10
Disc Rating: 7/10
Tweety’s large and in charge as he takes the throne in this zany new, full-length movie. When the queen of an island paradise disappears, Tweety unexpectedly becomes next in line for the crown. His Little Highness’ entourage includes motorbike daredevil Granny and sly Sylvester, whose allegiance is tested when he uncovers a sinister plot to eliminate Tweety for good! Feathers and fur will fly in this hilarious story that proves royalty – and loyalty – can come in many shapes and sizes.
Please Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
‘King Tweety’ joins Tweety, Sylvester and Granny as Tweety discovers that he’s next in line for the crown of an Island Paradise populated by dogs and birds after the current Queen goes mysteriously missing. Bringing his daredevil Granny and Sylvester the cat along with him, Tweety arrives in the beautiful land and claims the throne, living it up as he’s pampered and treated like royalty. But when Sylvester uncovers a diabolical plot by some of the island’s workers his loyalty is put to the test. Either way, it’s going to be a showdown to remember as Tweety and his entourage fight to protect their new luxurious life.
‘King Tweety’ is a thoroughly enjoyable ride for the entire family. Loaded with laughs, excitement and danger not to mention your favorite bird, cat and granny trio, it takes viewers on a journey to an Island Paradise where our little flying hero and his brother/nemesis must take on some royal employees whose motives aren’t what they appear to be. The new animated feature finds a fitting balance of the classic Sylvester and Tweety fun we’re most familiar with and merges it with a bigger adventure at its core in order to make this eighty minute animated movie a consistently entertaining and funny ride throughout without things every becoming dull or overly repetitive. The animation style is a slightly different from the classic character designs but never in a way that overly affects the experience and as a whole the animation still looks pretty great albeit slightly altered from that which some fans are most familiar with from decades prior.
The animated fun is guided along by Producer and Director Careen Ingle from a story by Erik Adolphson and a teleplay by Ingle, and featuring the voice talents of Eric Bauza, Flula Borg, Carlease Burke, Jon Daly, Dana DeLorenzo, Riki Lindhome, Candi Milo and more. If you’re a fan of these classic characters or have little ones at home that are, I would definitely encourage you to try and give this one a whirl whenever possible, and odds are that you’ll have quite a bit of fun with it regardless of your age.
Overall, ‘King Tweety’ is a fun, fast paced and surprisingly hilarious outing with Tweety, Sylvester and Granny that should deliver more than enough over the top fun, hijinks and excitement to keep the whole family smiling and laughing throughout while never losing interest in this new tale along the way. ‘King Tweety’ is definitely recommended if you’re a dedicated fan of Tweety, Sylvester and Granny or if you just enjoy a humorous animated feature that you can feel comfortable watching with the whole family. Loaded with laughs, fun and adventure, it’s a pretty great time from start to finish and worth taking the time to give a chance. If you’re already at all intrigued then this one should be worth eighty minutes of your time and the price of a rental, or at the absolute least worth checking out on TV or streaming when it debuts down the road.
The DVD release of ‘King Tweety’ is presented in a 16×9 friendly Widescreen presentation with the film’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks great within the confines of the DVD format and delivers a sharp, clean and brightly colored presentation from start to finish. It holds up well throughout even during the various fast moving moments and never suffers from any unexpected issues or troubles to be uncovered along the way. Overall, this is a very nice standard definition video presentation that looks just about as good as the DVD format can and it should largely please.
The DVD release features a 384 kbps 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundtrack. This multichannel soundtrack makes a nice complement to the onscreen fun and offers a crisp, clean and altogether capable audio presentation throughout. It doesn’t overly utilize the surround channels although does allow the music and some other minor audio elements to expand throughout the various speakers, while always making sure that all of the dialogue and other antics occurring sound clean, sharp and fully audible every step of the way. Overall, this is a solid 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack that may not deliver like a big action blockbuster but does its job well without any issues and should not disappoint.
The DVD release of ‘King Tweety’ includes a few extras in the way of 3 Bonus Cartoons. All three of the included Bonus Cartoons are episodes of ‘The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries’ (running approximately 21 minutes in length each); the included episodes are ‘Something Fishy Around Here’, ‘The Maltese Canary’, and ‘The Cat Who Knew Too Much’.
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Film Rating: 7.5/10
Disc Rating: 7/10
‘King Tweety’ Arrives Home on DVD & Digital on June 14, 2022 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
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