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Cat-Tails for Two (1953)

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Two cats, one crafty but ill-fated, the other a lunkheaded oaf, decide to hunt mice on a Mexican ship and meet Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico. Not surprisingly, all their ... See full summary »

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Two cats, one crafty but ill-fated, the other a lunkheaded oaf, decide to hunt mice on a Mexican ship and meet Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico. Not surprisingly, all their schemes for catching Speedy fail, with violent consequences for the smarter cat. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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This is the first cartoon featuring the character Speedy Gonzales. However, his depiction here is vastly different from the character he would later become. It wasn't until his second appearance, Speedy Gonzales (1955), that he was re-designed as the character we know him as today. See more »

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When he first rushes out and eats the pieces of cheese that the two cats have put out for him in the circular mousetrap, Speedy can clearly be seen to be wearing a sombrero; however, for the rest of the cartoon, he is hatless. See more »

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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Needy for Speedy (2003) See more »

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not quite how one imagines oneself losing an appetite
16 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The obvious aspect of "Cat-Tails for Two" is that it's Speedy Gonzales's film (er, cartoon) debut, although he looks noticeably different from the Fastest Mouse In Mexico whom we know and love today. Moreover, he's a supporting character here. The main characters are a pair of cats: there's George, the intelligent but hapless one, and Benny, a seemingly retarded klutz (as I understand it, they were based on George and Lennie from John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men"). The two felines are hungry for Mexican food, when they find a ship from south of the border, and George quickly derives that there must be mice on board (after which Benny kind of throws him on board). Sure enough, the only rodent on the ship is the untrappable Speedy. Most of the cartoon consists of George setting up traps and telling Benny what to do, only Speedy messes with things so that Benny ends up maiming George ("George is my friend!"). Towards the end, when George sets up a trap and Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" starts playing, you know that you're in for something good. And boy are you! Anyway, a pretty fun cartoon.


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