Today is the birthday of one of the legendary characters of Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
: "Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr.".
Perennially hungry, she has always been obsessed with capturing her prey, including the omnipresent canary yellow Titti
or the mouse Speedy Gonzales
, her name derives from "silvestris", the scientific name of the wild cat.
Born from the mind of Friz Freleng
along with other Warner Bros.
designers Robert McKimson
and Chuck Jones
, it appeared the first time on March 24, 1945 in the episode "Life with feathers".
His first voice was that of the legendary Mel Blanc
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