Rodent to Stardom

Rodent to Stardom is a 1967 Looney Tunes animated short starring Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales.[1] It is the first cartoon to credit Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, but still uses the "Abstract WB" titles.

Rodent to Stardom
Directed byAlex Lovy
Produced byWilliam L. Hendricks
Story byCal Howard
StarringMel Blanc
Music byWilliam Lava
Animation byVolus Jones
Ted Bonnicksen
Laverne Harding
Ed Solomon
Backgrounds byBob Abrams
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros.-Seven Arts
Vitagraph Company of America
Release date
September 23, 1967
Running time
6 minutes


Daffy is plucked for stardom by director Harvey Hassenpfeffer of Colossal Studios—or so he thinks. However, as he was in A Star Is Bored (1956), Daffy's real fate is to be the stunt man for the star, in this case Speedy Gonzales. The picture is The Nursery Rhyme Review. First, "the sky is falling"; next, the "rockabye baby" cradle falls from a treetop. Daffy realizes he needs to get rid of Speedy, so he asks for an autograph and traps Speedy in a book, which he deposits in a library. Daffy gets the love scene with Ducky Lamour, but after a number of stunts and just before the kiss, his stand-in, Speedy, takes over. "There's no business like show business, eh, Senor Daffy?" Speedy said. "Boy, you can say that again!" Daffy replied in disgust, as he watches Speedy kissing Ducky on the cheek.


  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. 362. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.

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