A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Very occasionally the team works together, but no one comes out looking good or selfless.
Positive Role Models
Many women have exaggeratedly large breasts and small waists. A woman is shown in a slinky dress; a policeman whistles when he sees her walk by. Some characters the crew meets on their travels are portrayed stereotypically (a villainous sheik has a big nose, exaggerated features). Most characters look out only for themselves and are actively interested in hurting others to get what they want.
Violence & Scariness
The usual over-the-top slapstick violence featured in many other Looney Tunes versions -- e.g., Sylvester hits himself in the head with a mace, leaving a large hole, has painful-looking falls onto concrete, gets punched into a wall by Hector, etc. No one is ultimately harmed, and the sometimes extreme violence is always played for laughs.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Many women have exaggeratedly large breasts and small waists. A woman is shown in a slinky dress; a policeman whistles when he sees her walk by.
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Characters don't always speak kindly to each other, but there's no swearing.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of Looney Tunes merchandise available to purchase.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries is an animated series featuring some of the beloved Looney Tunes characters solving mysteries in various international locations. The series features Granny (June Foray) as a world-renowned detective who brings her animal friends wherever she goes. It has the usual level of violence featured in Looney Tunes properties, including painful-looking falls, characters hitting and hurting each other, and extreme pratfalls. Women are often depicted as "sexpots" with large breasts and tiny waists, and there are stereotypical depictions of foreign characters (like a villainous sheik with a big nose and exaggerated features). That said, the mysteries are enjoyable, the animation is great, and it's fun to see these characters doing something a little different.
Is It Any Good?
Looney Tunes fans will appreciate this lively incarnation that's half Three Stooges and half Murder, She Wrote. It's honestly pretty cool to see an older woman in a lead role, a rarity in both cartoons and live-action, and Granny is a real firebrand and the ultimate hero of the series. Sylvester usually gets the short end of the stick when it comes to unfortunate accidents, which some kids may love; others might find his constant painful pratfalls exhausting.
The animation itself also looks good; the characters look like their classic incarnations with a little bit of '90s flair. As antagonistic as they can be to each other, the detective team operates like a family and can work together to get to the bottom of a mystery (sometimes!). It's self-referential and has some solid gags and quips, keeping up with the usual relentless pace of Looney Tunes past.
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