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Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000)
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A full-length animated feature starring the little yellow bird. When Col. Rimfire announces at the Looney Club his belief that cats are the most intelligent animals, Granny, hoping to raise enough money to save a nearby children's park, makes a wager that her Tweety can fly around the world in 80 days, collecting the pawprints of 80 cats in the process. Sylvester, still hoping to make Tweety his personal snack, is incensed at the thought of some other cat getting the little bird first and vows to follow Tweety around the world and catch the canary himself.
Credited cast:
Joe Alaskey Joe Alaskey - Tweety / Sylvester / Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Marvin the Martian / Colonel Rimfire / Henery Hawk / Pepe Le Pew (voice)
Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett - Casino Cat / Foghorn Leghorn / Bertie / Additional Voices (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)
Julie Bernstein Julie Bernstein - Additional Voices (voice)
Steven Bernstein Steven Bernstein - Additional Voices (voice) (as Steve Bernstein)
Jim Cummings Jim Cummings - Rocky / Tasmanian Devil / Yosemite Sam / Cool Cat / Hubie / Additional Voices (voice)
June Foray June Foray - Granny (voice)
Stan Freberg Stan Freberg - Pete Puma / Additional Voices (voice)
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh - Aoogah (voice)
Elizabeth Lamers Elizabeth Lamers - Additional Voices (voice)
Tress MacNeille Tress MacNeille - Airplane Worker / Prissy / Queen of England / Additional Voices (voice)
Pat Musick Pat Musick - Additional Voices (voice)
Rob Paulsen Rob Paulsen - Casino Cat / Ship Crewman / Sphinx (voice)
Frank Welker Frank Welker - Hector the Bulldog / Hugo the Abominable Snowman / Mugsy / Penelope Pussycat (voice)

Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000)
It's obvious from the get go that the latest direct to video offering that some serious troubles plauged this project. Produced by the same team that made the "Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries" TV series, we know these guys can do quality work. Sadly, it is not on display here. The video starts off with a contrived plot, when Col. Rimfire (long time nemesis to Cool Cat who was a mid 1960s Looney Tunes character and a favorite cameo in SaTM) challenged Granny (inexplicably in London) that Tweety can out smart 80 cats and fly around the world in 80 days. We also get a subplot that Col. Rimfire fortunes when Granny wins the bet will go to saving an adjecent park. Why the park needs saving is never explained, but doesn't really matter.

This sets off the main body of the video, where Tweety travels from place to place, outsmarting the local cat population and Sylvester to boot. Somehow there is an additional subplot of a London thug wanting to steal Tweety's royal passport. This again is never really developed and seems tacked on. Mostly we have Tweety traveling from place to place and encountering a range of Looney Tunes characters (Bugs and Daffy in the Swiss Alps, Pepe Le Pew in Paris, Pete Puma in Africa, Rocky and Mugsy in Rio de Jenerio and so on). It should also be noted that Lola Bunny makes her first fully animated appearance (as opposed to Space Jam) as a news anchor.

But it is Tweety's travels that the real weakness of the piece shows up. The trip first of all makes no logical order. Tweety is suppose to go from London and back in 80 days. Yet, he goes from London to Switzerland and then back to Paris, then "Africa" to Egypt to Tibet to South America (!) then back to Yokohama then to Australia then to San Francisco to Las Vegas to Pittsburgh to Chicago to New York then finally back to London. This haphazard plotting is made worse by a number of animation mistakes that made it into the final print. Some were covered by ADR. The most noticable example was when Sylvester is chasing Hubie and Bertie (two mice) on a ship. Sylvester gets hit in the face with a frying pan, but after the cut back the frying pan is gone. In the soundtrack you hear Hubie noting, "Don't ask me what happened to the frying pan." The end result is an entirely rushed and under budget product.

Not that the source material was that great to start off with. Tweety, one of my least favorite LT characters, is even more unappealing in this piece, given a lot of very lame lines. The new characters, Aooogah, a female canary that Tweety saves in Tibet, is really cipher; nothing more than someone for Tweety to save. Thankfully, this piece has a minimum of songs, but even the normally reliable Randy Rogel can't do anything interesting here. The same can be said of the voice acting. Joe Alasky (the voice of Tweety, Sylvester and Daffy Duck) is fine in his core roles, but he is far overused, doing characters he's not used to doing and it shows.

Overall, this is a piece that might've been interesting, but instead went horribly wrong.
I will start off saying I really wanted to like this film. It sounded really promising, with a decent voice cast and Tweety, who while I prefer other toons I actually like. It was just the matter of a good story and script- sadly while Tweety's High Flying Adventure had its good moments there were some departments where it was sorely lacking.

ANIMATION: I am not going to lie and say it is perfect, because it is not. What I will say is that I have seen a lot worse, but I have also seen better. It lacks the sophisticated and beautiful backgrounds of those wonderful Looney Tunes cartoons made during the 40s-60s, but some of the backgrounds here did have a sense of colour and vibrancy particularly the London watercolours. Tweety's animation is okay, as is Sylvester's, though Granny especially looks deflated.

MUSIC: The best way to describe the music here is pleasant but forgettable. By all means children will lap it up, but adults and fans of the original cartoons are likely not to be as impressed. The lyrics are cute though and the melodies singable, but forgettable after a few days. "The Best Thing You Can Win Is A Friend" is surprisingly touching though.

STORY: I think this was the biggest failing here. Now I liked the idea, but the story structure was too episodic. There are parts where either little happens or there is a lot happening. Pacing will come under this as well, because there are parts that drag quite badly, but some of Tweety's adventures are rushed and sometimes underdeveloped and unexplained.

LENGTH: The film is too short, because of that we don't empathise with the characters that much.

SCRIPT: Kids like with the music will appreciate it, but being a teenage fan of the original cartoons, I missed the razor-sharp dialogue and the witty exchanges. There are one or two gags that are mildly interesting but somehow it didn't feel the same.

CHARACTERS: I love the Looney Tunes characters in general, but without the script and story being as good as it could've been, they felt somewhat stranded. I like Tweety a lot, I think he is cute, but as a lead even I have to admit he is pretty bland. Bugs and Daffy are much stronger lead characters, and some of my favourite Looney Tunes cartoons(ie. What's Opera Doc and Duck Amuck) have them in. It really is fun seeing these zany characters here, but that's the problem, they aren't zany enough, and there are some scenes where there are two characters put together and it doesn't work. Taz works better with Bugs, who can manipulate him easily, than with Sylvester, who works better as the toon who gave the laughs. Same with him and Yosemite Sam together. Plus I don't think the contemporary references worked well either, it felt quite jarring to be honest with you. Awooga, Tweety's girlfriend, is very cute and beautiful on the other hand.

VOICES: Pretty decent. June Foray is delightful as Granny, then again Foray is a brilliant voice actress who can act anything and do it well. Jeff Bennett does well, as does Jim Cummings, however Joe Alaskey was a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, Alaskey is a great voice actor, but he was over-used. If the producers had given him less to do, he wouldn't have felt so overwhelmed. And I have to confess, sorry, I miss Mel Blanc's fiery delivery that made the original cartoons so enjoyable.

OVERALL: Cute for kids, and pleasant to watch, but too rushed, episodic and bland to be any more than that. 4/10 Bethany Cox
Out of all the Looney Tunes possible, Tweety deserve a chance in a adventure. He gets to go on a bet to save a park made by Col. Rimfire. Granny(June Foray) is always confident on what Tweety can do, but beware of Sylvester The Cat, he always had his beady eyes on that canary, however when Tweety had to get 80 paw-prints, Sylvester must prevent the other cats from having him. Going from country to country is a risky, yet fun task for Tweety, then he meets this other lady canary named Aoogah! Sounds funny, but that's her name. She helps a lot through the trek and keeps Sylvester at bay. Other than that conniving feline, there's this thief who stole a Royal Passport resembles The Shropshire Slasher! He gets the passport, but should kept track on where he places his fish-n-chips. Friends and foes sing along, but it's always the hero who makes all the way. If it hasn't been for Aoogah, Tweety would have tasted defeat, and would have been chow for Sylvester. If it haven't been for Sylvester, Tweety would have been chow for the other cats. A very fun, but moving cartoon, way too fun for commercial interruptions. I don't need that. Rating 5 Stars!
Major spoiler alerts. I didn't really like the fact that while Tweety is sent to travel around the world in 80 days, he can safely collect all 80 paw-prints from cats in one country if he wanted to.

Granny wagers a bet in efforts of hoping Tweety can travel around in the 80 days. That's the whole crux of the plot.

I know this may seem rude given that this is a movie that came out 15 years ago (2000) but the scenery of this movie is just bland and not awe-inspiring. Most of the backgrounds are empty and devoid of life and even lack color. Some transitions only include one or two colors to look at.

This is most apparent when Tweety and his friend Aoogah get lost in a hurricane and the grey clouds they get trapped in, look like something a 6th grader would draw.

Nothing really exciting happens. And the cameo appearances by the other Looney Tunes characters are tacked on after-thoughts.

Aoogah was a pretty annoying character and apparently has the ability to sound like a horn. Okay.

Didn't care about this movie at all. At the same time, there wasn't anything bad about it. Just very drab and dull for me to get into.

Don't bother checking this one out unless you seriously crave everything related to the Looney Tunes license.
As another reviewer noted - with the jumbled cities in the different countries. This story missed a great teaching lesson to children on geography. It actually hinders a child's geographical knowledge. A real shame. The story skipped along too fast on more interesting scenarios in favor of less interesting ones that it seemed to drag on. The script wasn't sharp and up to feature length standards. So is more suitable for kids than adults.

I found it very annoying that so many of the flying scenes and even scenes on the ground showed Tweety without his passport which had to be with him at all times to have it stamped by the consul representative and of course the required 80 cat paw signatures. Terrible continuity on that. The passport appeared and disappeared at will so many times. Tweety just wasn't all that character driven - we didn't' see him flex his acting muscles as he does in his better cartoons. I'm an adult fan of animation. I would not view this a second time, barely held some of my interest.