Fistic Mystic
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: William L. Hendricks
Released: March 29, 1969
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Cal Howard
Animation: Ted Bonnicksen
Jim Davis
Laverne Harding
Norman McCabe
Ed Solomon
Layouts: Jaime Diaz
Bob Givens
Backgrounds: Bob Abrams
Film Editor: Hal Geer
Voiced By: Larry Storch
Music: William Lava
Starring: Merlin the Magic Mouse
Second Banana
Preceded By: The Great Carrot-Train Robbery
Succeeded By: Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too!
Fistic Mystic (1969)

Fistic Mystic (1969)

Fistic Mystic is a 1969 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.


Merlin the Magic Mouse and his sidekick Second Banana travel to the Old West town of Rattlesnake Gulch. A tough guy exits a saloon and challenges them to a fight. Merlin bets him that Second Banana will win, and schedules the fight for the next day. That night Merlin enchants a pair of boxing gloves that throw knockout punches at the sound of a bell so Second Banana can't lose.


  • Second Banana is sporting a redesign in this short that he would have for the rest of his appearances, his ears are shaped different, and rather than a green bow tie, he wears a yellow turtleneck sweater. Additionally, Merlin doesn't wear spats on his feet anymore.
  • This cartoon opens with a unique one-time variation of Bill Lava's arrangement of the Looney Tunes theme ("The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down.")


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