Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese ... See full summary »

Director:

(as I. Freleng)

Writer:

(story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Romance | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Pepe Le Peu chases a female cat in a perfume shop until she turns the tables on him.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Tweety Bird is shoveling out his nest atop a city pole after a snowstorm and is spotted by Sylvester Cat and a one-eyed orange tabby, who fight over Tweety. Tweety runs into a cellar where ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Beep, Beep (1952)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Coyote chases the Road Runner through a maze of mine shafts, with their positions made visible only by the lamps on their helmets.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Paul Julian
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to prove he's big enough to hunt chickens, but he doesn't know what a chicken is. He labels Foghorn Leghorn a loud-mouthed shnook and dismisses him, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
Tweetie Pie (1947)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Scaredy Cat (1948)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated attempts to save Porky from the ghoulish doings of the killer mice infesting the ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The bears tempt Goldilocks with carrot soup, the scent of which brings Bugs on the scene. Bugs romances Mama bear and she becomes infatuated with him.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Kent Rogers
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mama Buzzard wants her children to learn to bring back meat for dinner. One buzzardling is shy and has to be kicked out of the nest. He's told to at least bring back a rabbit.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Kent Rogers
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mrs. Gorilla want to adopt Bugs; Mr. G. only wants to chase him.

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
Canary Row (1950)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a San Fransisco apartment and tries to gain access but cannot make it past Granny or the cat-hating desk clerk.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Canned Feud (1951)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sylvester Cat finds that his people have gone on vacation and left him alone in a locked house with a large stash of canned food in a cupboard. Sylvester needs a can opener, or he'll starve... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Marian Richman
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Speedy Gonzales / Sylvester / Various Mice (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese for them. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

17 September 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die schnellste Maus von Mexiko  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although this is the second appearance of Speedy Gonzales (his first outing was in Cat-Tails for Two (1953)), he was re-designed after his debut and this is the first appearance of Speedy as we know him today. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Bugs Bunny Show: Episode #1.2 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Mexican Hat Dance (El jarabe tapatío)
(uncredited)
Music by Felipe A. Partichela
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
the continuing immigration debate
15 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

An apparent criticism of the Speedy Gonzales cartoons is that they stereotype Mexicans as sombrero-wearing wackos. I guess that this one - actually called "Speedy Gonzales" - basically does that, but it's still a really funny cartoon, as the Fastest Mouse in Mexico gets hired to snatch cheese out of a factory (presumably across the US-Mexico border) guarded by Sylvester.

If in fact it's the US-Mexico border, then the cartoon raises the immigration debate. We see the people - or mice - in our southern neighbor needing to get into our country for better opportunities (as far as I'm concerned, there's no such thing as an illegal immigrant). Then again, maybe I'm reading way too far into the cartoon; it was probably intended as nothing more than silly entertainment. If so, then it succeeds. Worth seeing.

He's the friend of everybody's sister. Speedy certainly seems like he could be a playboy.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I miss it funkthenation
Discuss Speedy Gonzales (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?