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Director:
Writer:
Warren Foster (story)
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Release Date:
17 September 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Speedy Is A Fast Worker! See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Mel Blanc ... Speedy Gonzales / Sylvester / Various Mice (voice)
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Stan Freberg ... Mice (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Friz Freleng  (as I. Freleng)
 
Writing credits
Warren Foster (story)

Produced by
Edward Selzer .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ted Bonnicksen .... animator
Gerry Chiniquy .... animator
Arthur Davis .... animator
Hawley Pratt .... layout artist
Irv Wyner .... background artist
 
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director (as Carl Stalling)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
7 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:Approved (certificate #16888) | USA:Not Rated (video release)

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 »
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Soundtrack:
Mexican Hat Dance (El jarabe tapatío)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Speedy Is A Fast Worker!, 7 February 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

What a timely cartoon....50 years later....although illegal immigration isn't the issue here - it's stealing and eating some cheese! Here we see a bunch of little mice (in sombreros) behind barbed wire at the border in Mexico. Just 50 yards away on the American side is the Ajax Cheese Company....and those mice want that cheese. Guarding the border is the hapless Sylvester the Cat.

They draw straws to see who is going to race over give it a shot. Timid "Manuel" draws the short straw, but he lasts only seconds. The mice throw away is sombrero in a pile, signifying he's the latest casualty in the unsuccessful venture.

Finally, one of the mice suggests they go get "Speedy Gonzales." Most of the others haven't heard of him but those who have all describe him as "the fastest mouse in Mexico." One guy says, "I can contact Speedy because he's a friend of my sister." A wise-guy mouse remarks, "He's a friend of EVERYBODY's sister!! (You can read into that, what you want!)

Speedy then struts his stuff, and Sylvester tries to stop him. The racing rodent goes back and forth a number of times and the cat tries a different method to stop him each time. You can guess the result.

A steady diet of Speedy yelling "arriba! arriba!" all the time might grow tedious, but seeing him once in awhile is a treat.

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