Mexican Cat Dance
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: David H. DePatie
Released: April 20, 1963
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: John Dunn
Animation: Gerry Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Bob Matz
Lee Halpern
Art Leonardi
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Bill Lava
Starring: Speedy Gonzales
Toro the Bull
Preceded By: The Million Hare
Succeeded By: Now Hear This
Mexican Cat Dance (1963)

Mexican Cat Dance (1963)

Mexican Cat Dance is a 1963 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng.


The title is a pun on the famous Mexican song, "Mexican Hat Dance".


The mice of a Mexican town decide to take over a local bullring after Toro the Bull scares the matador out of the arena. Speedy Gonzales will be the matador to Sylvester's bull at their bullfighting tourney. When the mice arrive at the bullfight arena, Speedy shows up in his matador outfit. As the battle begins, Sylvester completely misses Speedy and slides into the wall. Sylvester chases after Speedy who then nails Sylvester with a pin, which makes the Mexican Mice laugh. Sylvester scares the mice off, but Speedy asks if he is chicken. The two of them run in circles until Sylvester crashes into an anvil. Sylvester then gets back up and can't find Speedy anywhere. Speedy scares Sylvester who hits his head on the anvil again. The mice cheer for Speedy, but then Sylvester scares Speedy who scares him back. Sylvester chases Speedy across the arena only to crash into the wooden door. While the mice cheer Speedy, Sylvester lights a stick of dynamite. He then hurls it towards Speedy who throws it back to Sylvester. Sylvester throws it back to Speedy who then puts glue on it and gives it back to the cat. Thinking quickly, Sylvester hides the stick in the ground and then covers his ears as the dynamite explodes. Sylvester falls to the ground with the exploded dynamite still in his hand. Finally, Sylvester tries to catch Speedy with Rocket Powered Skates. Sylvester turns on the power and as Speedy goes by, he tries to nab the mouse but the skates are so powerful that he exits the arena. Speedy's final words are, "I like that pussycat! He's stubborn like a bull!"


  • The opening scene with Toro is reused animation from "Bully for Bugs".


TV Title Cards


  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald
Speedy Gonzales Cartoons
1953 Cat-Tails for Two
1955 Speedy Gonzales
1957 Tabasco RoadGonzales' Tamales
1958 Tortilla Flaps
1959 Mexicali ShmoesHere Today, Gone Tamale
1960 West of the Pesos
1961 Cannery WoeThe Pied Piper of Guadalupe
1962 Mexican Boarders
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili Weather
1964 A Message to GraciasNuts and VoltsPancho's HideawayRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild ChaseMoby DuckAssault and PepperedWell Worn DaffyChili Corn CornyGo Go Amigo
1966 The AstroduckMucho LocosMexican MousepieceDaffy RentsA-Haunting We Will GoSnow ExcuseA Squeak in the DeepFeather FingerSwing Ding AmigoA Taste of Catnip
1967 Daffy's DinerQuacker TrackerThe Music Mice-TroThe Spy SwatterSpeedy Ghost to TownRodent to StardomGo Away StowawayFiesta Fiasco
1968 Skyscraper CaperSee Ya Later Gladiator
1979 Fright Before Christmas
1980 The Chocolate Chase
Sylvester Cartoons
1945 Life with FeathersPeck Up Your Troubles
1946 Kitty Kornered
1947 Tweetie PieCrowing PainsDoggone CatsCatch as Cats Can
1948 Back Alley OproarI Taw a Putty TatHop, Look and ListenKit for CatScaredy Cat
1949 Mouse MazurkaBad Ol' Putty TatHippety Hopper
1950 Home Tweet HomeThe Scarlet PumpernickelAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary RowStooge for a MousePop 'Im Pop!
1951 Canned FeudPutty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Who's Kitten Who?Gift WrappedLittle Red Rodent HoodAin't She TweetHoppy Go LuckyA Bird in a Guilty CageTree for Two
1953 Snow BusinessA Mouse DividedFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty CorneredCats A-weigh!
1954 Dog PoundedBell HoppyDr. Jerkyl's HideClaws for AlarmMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'By Word of Mouse
1955 Lighthouse MouseSandy ClawsTweety's CircusJumpin' JupiterA Kiddies KittySpeedy GonzalesRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-ConditionedPappy's Puppy
1956 Too Hop to HandleTweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyThe Unexpected PestTugboat GrannyThe Slap-Hoppy MouseYankee Dood It
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for TweetyMouse-Taken IdentityGonzales' Tamales
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyCat's PawHere Today, Gone TamaleTweet Dreams
1960 West of the PesosGoldimouse and the Three CatsHyde and Go TweetMouse and GardenTrip for Tat
1961 Cannery WoeHoppy DazeBirds of a FatherD' Fightin' OnesThe Rebel Without ClawsThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 Fish and SlipsMexican BoardersThe Jet Cage
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili WeatherClaws in the Lease
1964 A Message to GraciasFreudy CatNuts and VoltsHawaiian Aye AyeRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild Chase
1966 A Taste of Catnip
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
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