Sylvester Cat intrudes on Speedy Gonzales' Cinco De Mayo celebration, starting a chase that ends in disaster.


(story) (as John Dunn)




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


Cinco de Mayo. The mice are dancing. Sylvester puts on a pair of mouse ears and tries to join in, but Speedy sees through the disguise. He lures Sylvester away from the other mice, and ducks inside a dog pound. Sylvester follows, then quickly escapes, but Speedy "yee-hah"s him back inside. He escapes again and tries to bash Speedy with a piece of pipe. He quickly tires. Speedy comes back, and Sylvester nets him; Speedy pulls him up stairs, and into a telephone pole. Speedy is canoeing with his sweety. Sylvester tries to catch up in a raft, but Speedy throws a dart. Speedy is serenading his sweety in a high window; Sylvster sends himself up with a seesaw and grabs Speedy, but the weight hits Sylvester in the head. Sylvester builds a rocket go-kart; Speedy stops, and Sylvester keeps going, off a cliff and into a lake; after some time underwater, the car propels Sylvester way off. The fiesta resumes, and Sylvester shows up in a wheelchair. Speedy walks off; "this is the only way to run." Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Release Date:

30 January 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Katzenjammer  »

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1.37 : 1
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Edited from The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961) See more »


Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
Music by J.P. Knight
[Plays when Sylvester sinks.]
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The jokes are reasonable, the animation is not
8 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While not the worst Speedy cartoon, this one could have been better. Starting with the good things, Mel Blanc once again is great with the voices of Speedy and Sylvester who are adequate here. Also the music is pretty good, the story while standard ran fairly smoothly and there are funny dialogue and sight gags. But the animation was a major con to this otherwise decent cartoon. The backgrounds are lifeless and Sylvester is very badly animated here. The pacing was off as well, no real surprise seeing as most Speedy cartoons have very uneven pacing but still. Overall, Cats and Bruises is decent and there are some good laughs but the animation is very ropey and that alone makes what could have been very good to just borderline decent. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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