Mexicali Shmoes (1959) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series


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Mexicali Shmoes (1959) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series Mexicali Shmoes

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  • Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Speedy Gonzales, Jose, Manuel, Slowpoke Rodriguez.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc, Tom Holland.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Edward Seltzer.
  • Animated By Virgil Ross, Gerry Chiniquy, Art Davis.
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1960.
  • Music: Milt Franklyn.
  • Editor: Treg Brown.
  • Originally Released on July 04, 1959.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:47 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Two cats, Jose and Manuel (The Mexicali Shmoes), decide that the best way to catch Speedy is with their brains. The two stupid cats try to catch Speedy while...  (more)

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The first of two appearances of Speedy's cousin, Slowpoke Rodriguez; the other is in "Mexican Boarders" (1962).


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Probably the second-best Speedy cartoon--next ony to "Gonazles' Tamales." I always liked Jose & Manuel better as cats than as crows.
A fitting farewell to Warren Foster--one of his best-ever scripts. Exemplary work from animators...  (read more)

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One of Warren Foster's best scripts ever. A quite-fitting farewell to a great W-B writer, who'd join Hanna-Barbera for their neat early cartoons.
(Mike Maltese eventually joined him.)
I like Jose & Manuel better as cats than...  (read more)

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