Road to Andalay

Road to Andalay is a 1964 Merrie Melodies animated short featuring Speedy Gonzales and Sylvester.[1] It was the final cartoon to co-star Speedy Gonzales and Sylvester (in terms of release order).

Road to Andalay
Directed byFriz Freleng
Hawley Pratt (co-director)
Produced byDavid H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Story byJohn Dunn
StarringMel Blanc
Music byBill Lava
Animation byNorm McCabe
Don Williams
Bob Matz
Layouts byHomer Jonas (assistant layout)
Backgrounds byTom O'Loughlin
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
December 26, 1964
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Speedy Gonzales and Sylvester are chasing around. Speedy scares Sylvester and forces him to fall off the edge.

In an attempt to capture Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester goes to the Pet Shop to get a secret weapon. Sylvester acquires a hunting bird, a falcon named Malcolm Falcon, with disastrous results. Malcolm gets upset with Sylvester so he pecked Sylvester's head. Sylvester tells Malcolm to save it. Speedy comes up to ask, "Hello Pussycats, what you got in the bag?" Sylvester answers by releasing Malcolm the Falcon.

Malcolm tries to catch the mouse but misses. A plane flies by and sucks the falcon in. Sylvester helps the falcon recover and Malcolm pecks on Sylvester's head again.

Speedy tells Sylvester that he has a secret underneath his hat. As Sylvester tries to guess what it is underneath Speedy's hat. Sylvester talks to himself while the falcon brings him a stick of dynamite., After the explosion Malcolm pecks on Sylvester's head again.

Malcolm tries to get the mouse again, but Speedy puts salt on the falcon's tail. To prove to Malcom that's just a superstition, Sylvester puts the salt on his own tail. Speedy then tells them to wag their tails. The falcon wiggles his tail and it comes off, then the cat's tail wiggles and comes off, the latter of which Speedy finds hilarious. Sylvester and Malcom then head back to town to get glue to put their tails back on. While laughing at the sight, Speedy is unaware that salt is pouring on his tail, until it also falls off. Chasing after Sylvester and Malcom, he cries "Amigos, wait, wait, save some glue for me." and the show fades out.

CrewEdit

  • Co-Director: Hawley Pratt
  • Story: John Dunn
  • Animation: Norm McCabe, Don Williams, Bob Matz
  • Assistant Layout: Homer Jonas
  • Background: Tom O'Loughlin
  • Film Editor: Lee Gunther
  • Production Manager: Bill Orcutt
  • Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc
  • Music: Bill Lava
  • Produced by: David H. DePatie & Friz Freleng
  • Directed by: Friz Freleng

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 350. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.

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