This weekend, audiences who buy a ticket to see Happy Feet Two will first get an experience moviegoers haven’t had in decades: A Looney Tunes animated short starring the late, great voice actor Mel Blanc as Tweety Bird and his literal bête noire, Sylvester the Cat. I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat is adapted from a children’s record of the same name that Blanc released in the late 1940s (you can listen to that version here). Blanc’s vocal track was expertly separated from the original recording and given a digital spit-and-polish for the new, CG-animated 3-D short, which also features 94-year-old June Foray in her role as Tweety’s indomitable owner Granny.

Check out an exclusive clip from the short below:

Another short based on an old Blanc children’s record, Daffy’s Rhapsody, was initially slated to debut in front of Happy Feet Two, but the studio ultimately realized the adowable Tweety was a better match with those lovable high-stepping penguins. So expect Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd’s return to movie theaters to come in 2012, as will an untitled Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoon.

For more on I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat, check out the next issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Nov. 18.

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