WATCH: WB Merrie Melodies Cartoon from 1956: ‘Two Crows from Tacos’


Two Mexican singing crows are starving and try to catch a grasshopper in this 1956 animated short from Merrie Melodies/Warner Bros. What could possibly go wrong? It’s like a toon starring our hero Speedy Gonzales, Mexico’s fastest mouse, except no Speedy. Substitute crows for gatos and a grasshopper for Speedy and you get the idea.

One IMDB reviewer had a plot of praise for this toon:

Mas…WATCH: WB Merrie Melodies Cartoon from 1956: ‘Two Crows from Tacos’

The History of Mexico’s Fastest Mouse, Speedy Gonzales (video)

Young Speedy

Our hero Speedy Gonzales, Mexico’s fastest mouse, gets a simplistic but interesting bio in this short video. It’s cool to see the initial cartoon version of the rascally rodent (photo), and his later pairings with Daffy Duck. And the quick coverage of the “offensive stereotype” issue gives us this great screencap of Warner Bros’ Official Cover My Ass Statement:

Mas…The History of Mexico’s Fastest Mouse, Speedy Gonzales (video)

Pat Boone sings ‘Speedy Gonzales, Why Don’t You Come Home?’ (video)


America’s favorite nice clean young white boy, Pat Boone, had a 1962 hit with this love-sick appeal to our hero, Mexico’s fastest mouse. “Speedy Gonzales, Why Don’t You Come Home?” he asks.

In this video, a fan mashes up a Warner Bros. Speedy cartoon with Boone’s music.

Speedy, of course, is voiced by the great Mel Blanc.

Mas…Pat Boone sings ‘Speedy Gonzales, Why Don’t You Come Home?’ (video)