Emma Webster, more know as Granny, is one of the few humans major characters in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. In almoust your all appearances she is the owner of at least Sylvester, Tweety and Hector the Bulldog (sometimes).
Design and PrototypeEdit
Granny has gone through several design changes. The earliest version of Granny can be seen in the 1937 cartoon Little Red Walking Hood. Another version with black hair appeared in 1941's The Cagey Canary and another changed design is seen in 1943's Hiss and Make Up. She received several other make-overs from 1940 to 1960, as shown in cartoons such as Canary Row (1950) and A Pizza Tweety Pie (1958). Granny is usually the owner of Tweety Bird and also serves as his protector. Sylvester The Cat often finds a way to break into Granny's house for the sole purpose of finding a meal. In later cartoons, Granny appears to be the owner of both Tweety and Sylvester. Granny appears to be unmarried, or maybe a widow, since she obviously lives by herself.
In 1995, she makes an important appearance in The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries series. In it, Granny is a detective who investigates any kind of mystery with Tweety, Sylvester and Hector the Bulldog. In it, is also explained why Granny always walk with a lens in the neck (the magnifying glass is it; research).Later, she having made appearances in Space Jam, Tweety's High Flying Adventure (where she was once again the caretaker of the yellow canary), and Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
Granny appeared in Webtoons, where she gained a series of 3 shorts, the Judge Granny. This shorts shows another version of Granny, such as a Judge resolving cases of some Looney Tunes major characters.
Granny is still active gaining popularity in recent years. She takes care of the Looney Tunes babies in Baby Looney Tunes where it has a nephew named Floyd Minton, who started to make appearances later in the series to take the babies on trips.
An episode of Loonatics Unleashed features a cameo of Granny herself, apparently still alive in the year 2772. Later, having featured characters named Queen Grannicus (a possible descendent of Granny), the Royal Tweetums and Sylth Vester.
The Looney Tunes ShowEdit
And also appeared as a recurring character in The Looney Tunes Show. In it, Granny is one of Bugs and Daffy's neighbors and is voiced by June Foray. In Eligible Bachelors, it is revealed that during World War II, Granny was a WAC spy and along with Tweety, "a carrier pigeon", she stopped Nazi Colonel Frankenheimer from stealing the Eiffel Tower and various paintings from the Louvre. During the flashback, she appears as an attractive red-headed young woman in WAC uniform. In The Grand Old Duck of York, it is revealed that Granny teaches piano lessons too. His students were Daffy and Winnie Yang.
Granny is generally a good natured, is extremely protective of her beloved canary, Tweety. Granny's overprotectiveness becomes apparent whenever Tweety is threatened (usually by Sylvester, a hungry "puddytat" who prefers eating birds over cat food). Although having the appearance as a kindly old woman, Granny has demonstrated her cleverness in all his appearances.
- Bea Benaderet (1937-1953)
- June Foray (1953-present)
- GeGe Pearson (It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The House)
- Joan Gerber (Corn on the Cop)