|The ever-feuding cat and canary returned to the small screen in 1995's Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, the first all-new cartoon to feature the endangered yellow bird and the lisping feline in 30 years. This time around, Tweety, Sylvester and obedient Hector the Bulldog assisted their delicate owner, Granny, in solving mysteries.
Granny, now a crime-fighting super sleuth a lá Murder, She Wrote’s Jessica Fletcher, traveled the globe with her precious pets, investigating disappearing objects, bizarre happenings, and unsolved crimes. The real suspense, as always, came from watching the always-resourceful Sylvester try in vain to capture and eat the elusive Tweety Bird. Granny appointed the loyal Hector as Tweety’s guardian, keeping an eye out for the bird while keeping Sylvester in his place.
Among the criminal masterminds the foursome encountered were Granny’s former suitor Moo Goo Guy Pan, whose plot to steal the world’s riches was consistently thwarted by Granny, and Madame Pamplemousse, a vengeful, jealous crime novelist.
Although chaos ensued everywhere they went, especially between the hungry cat and the street-smart winged one, Granny and the gang still managed to recover the stolen Blarney Stone in Ireland, outrun angry Bulls in Spain, and sidestep Ninjas in Tokyo.
In 1999, the crime solving team joined up with other Warner Bros. properties to form what was possibly the longest title in cartoon history, The Cat & Birdy Warneroonie Pinky Brainy Big Cartoonie Show.