Friday, 8 March 2013


Granny, a co-star of many Sylvester the Cat and Tweety animated shorts throughout the 1950s and 1960s, is a Looney Tunes character that was created by Tex Avery. She is the owner of Tweety. Granny's voice was first provided by Bea Benaderet from 1937 through 1953. June Foray later took the role and is still providing Granny's voice as of 2013.

The character of Granny is that of a generally good natured, widowed woman who is extremely protective of her beloved canary, Tweety. Granny's overprotectiveness becomes apparent whenever Tweety is threatened. Although having the appearance as a kindly old woman, Granny has demonstrated her cleverness in many cartoons..

At least until the mid-1950s, Granny is depicted as an elderly, old-fashioned spinster who wears spectacles, a gray bun and a late 19th-century like schoolmarm dress; other old-fashioned characteristics include her mode of transportation and her inability to relate to present fads. After 1955 in particular, the years after Foray began voicing the character the character's wardrobe was updated and her old-fashioned tastes and ways of life were de emphasized, and was sometimes given modern careers, such as a nurse or a bus driver.