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Tabasco Road (1957)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 20 July 1957 (USA)
Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, runs to the rescue of his two drunken rodent friends, Pablo and Fernando, who keep wandering into the hungry clutches of an alley cat.

Director:

Robert McKimson

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Speedy Gonzales / Pablo / Fernando / Cat / Manuel (voice)
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Storyline

Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, runs to the rescue of his two drunken rodent friends, Pablo and Fernando, who keep wandering into the hungry clutches of an alley cat. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title "Tabasco Road" is a pun on Tobacco Road, a 1932 novel by Erskine Caldwell. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Mexican Hat Dance (El jarabe tapatío)
(uncredited)
Music by Felipe A. Partichela
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Pretty good despite the simple art style.
26 September 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Like many of the Warner Brothers cartoons of the late 1950s, the beautiful backgrounds and gorgeous animation were giving way to a UPA-style of cartoon making--with crappy backgrounds and simpler characters. While this particular cartoon is still very watchable, it's not up to the quality standards of the studios cartoons from just a few years earlier.

This is a Speedy Gonzales cartoon. I am NOT a huge fan of this character, so keep this in mind--if you love him, I am sure your opinion will probably be a bit more favorable--though I did enjoy it. However, apparently Speedy and his alcoholic friends are not politically correct, as the film had an added speech in the prologue about hurtful stereotypes. However, I saw this same cartoon many times as a child and never once assumed all Mexicans (or Mexican mice) were alcoholics nor did they run at 100 miles per hour! And, unless you are VERY thin-skinned, I think you'll enjoy the heck out of this violent little cartoon (yeah, violence!). It's quite funny and very good despite the budget cutbacks at Looney Tunes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arriba Gonzales! See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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