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Sylvester the Cat
Looney Tunes character
Sylvester the Cat.svg
First appearance Naughty but Mice (early version)
May 20, 1939
Life with Feathers (official version)
March 24, 1945
Created by Friz Freleng
Voiced by Mel Blanc (1945–1989)
Joe Alaskey (1990–2011)
Jeff Bergman (1990–1993, 2007, 2011–present)
Greg Burson (1993–1997)
Bill Farmer (1996)
Terry Klassen (2001–2006)
Jeff Bennett (2003)
Eric Bauza (2018)
(see below)
Species Cat
Gender Male
Children Sylvester Jr. (son)
Relatives Sylth Vester (descendant)
Nationality American

Sylvester is a cartoon character from the Warner Bros. cartoons. Sylvester is a tuxedo cat (bicolor) and is the main rival of Tweety Bird. He first appeared in Life with Feathers on March 24, 1945. He was created by Friz Freleng and is currently voiced by Joe Alaskey. Sylvester's name is a play on the word, Felis silvestris which is a scientific name for the wild cat species although Sylvester is a domestic cat. He was voted as #33 on TV Guide's list of 50 best cartoon characters along with Tweety.

He has a son named Sylvester Junior who first appeared in Pop 'im Pop on 1949. Sylvester Junior is useually seen with Sylvester in the cartoons when Sylvester is trying to catch a baby kangaroo named Hippety Hopper who he often mistakes for a mouse to prove a point to his son.

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