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.
  • Production Number: 1496.
    MPAA: 18958
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

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 playing and singing their music (and by smashing him with their guitars). Needless to say, they wind up...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

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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