Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo: Speedy Gonzales in "Mexican Cat Dance" (1962)

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we present "the fastest mouse in all Mexico", Speedy Gonzales, in one of his best, "Mexican Cat Dance".

While the humans are enjoying a mid-day siesta, the mice take over the bullfight arena, and Speedy plays matador to Sylvester in a variation on the old cat & mouse game. Oh, what fun!

If this aired on NBC's Daffy/Speedy Show, back in 1980, or even earlier, on The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour, it was probably heavily edited. I'm only too happy to find the original uncut short to share with you.

Rating: A.


Pokey said...

A lot of us unananimous think, pre-Daffy and SPeedy, that this is el nadir of el Speedy Shorts! Arriba!

hobbyfan said...

I've seen better, though.