Do cartoon characters age? (Tweety and Sylvester are 73!)

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Yes, Tweety is 73 years old. The first cartoon that featured the aggressive bird was created in 1942. Despite the perceptions that people may hold, owing to the long lashes and high pitched voice (which Mel Blanc provided), Tweety is male, although his ambiguity was played with. Perhaps that is why he holds a special place in my heart.


Lots of cartoon characters are aging as well, though none seem to show any signs of losing their classic popularity. We hope you get a kick out of the slide show above.