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Speedy Gonzales (1955)

Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese ... See full summary »

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Speedy Gonzales / Sylvester / Various Mice (voice)
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Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese for them. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Trivia

Although this is the second appearance of Speedy Gonzales (his first outing was in Cat-Tails for Two (1953)), he was re-designed after his debut and this is the first appearance of Speedy as we know him today. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hogan's Heroes: Axis Annie (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Muchacha
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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Speedy Gonzales gave us the "fastest mouse in all Mexico" as we know him today
8 January 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Despite the title, this is Speedy Gonzales' SECOND appearance, after Robert McKimson's Cat-Tails for Two. This is, however, his first time in the costume and design we know him from. In this short, after another mouse gets done for in trying to get cheese past the guard-Sylvester, Speedy accepts the challenge. The red-nosed cat is ready for the "fastest mouse in all Mexico" but gets defeated at every turn. This Oscar-winning cartoon from Friz Freleng gives us another classic Warner Bros. character that lasts for decades despite some PC controversy that almost got Speedy gone for good. Turns out many Hispanics consider Mr. Gonzales a hero for his exploits and don't find anything offensive about him. I certainly don't and I never understood why anyone would either. Anyway, while I don't consider this a great cartoon, it's certainly another highly enjoyable outing from Mr. Freleng.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Speedy Gonzales See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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