Speedy Gonzales (1955) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Speedy Gonzales (1955) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Speedy Gonzales

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Speedy Gonzales, Other Mice, Sylvester.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Edward Selzer.
  • Animated By Gerry Chiniquy, Ted Bonnicksen, Art Davis.
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Winner, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1956.
  • Music: Carl Stalling.
  • Originally Released on September 17, 1955.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:44 minutes.
  • Production Number: 1345.
    MPAA: 16888
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Speedy comes to the aid of a starving band of Mexican mice who live right across the border from a cheese factory. Sylvester is guarding the border. Speedy gets past Sylvester's defenses to bring...  (more)

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When the hero Speedy arrives on the scene, Carl Stalling re-uses his popular fanfare theme from "Bully for Bugs."

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Not quite the cream of the Speedy crop, in my book (that honor goes to Freleng's follow-up, "Gonzales' Tamales"), but great fun nonetheless.....the unique thing about this film is that it's staged much like a bullfight.
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Well done all around (though I really prefer "Gonzales Tamales). High Point Of Animation: the ending, with Art Davis's rendering of Sylvester banging his head against the...  (read more)

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Stop-frame the animation of Speedy just before he confronts Sylvester. To a lay-person it is simply well done, but to a student of animation it is breath-taking.

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