Pancho's Hideaway
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Hawley Pratt
Produced By: David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Released: October 24, 1964
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: John Dunn
Animation: Bob Matz
Norm McCabe
Don Williams
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Lee Gunther
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Ralph James
Music: Bill Lava
Starring: Speedy Gonzales
Pancho Vanilla
Preceded By: Señorella and the Glass Huarache
Succeeded By: Road to Andalay
Warner Bros 1964x12 Speedy Las fechorias de Pancho (Pancho's hideaway)

Warner Bros 1964x12 Speedy Las fechorias de Pancho (Pancho's hideaway)

Pancho's Hideaway

Pancho's Hideaway

Pancho's Hideaway is a 1964 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt.


The bandit Pancho Vanilla robs a bank in Mexico and returns to his hideout in a hurry so he can see how much he got. However, the fastest mouse in Mexico is following him, with intent to return the money because poverty will cause people to eat all the crumbs, leaving the mice with nothing to eat. He challenges Pancho to a duel, and during the duel Speedy is able to return the money by going past him over and over again. He brings the money back to the bank, and an enraged Pancho shoots his feet. Later, when Pancho sets various traps for Speedy to prevent the mouse from taking the stolen money back, Speedy tricks the bandit into falling into his own traps. Speedy manages to get all the money back to the bank, only for a defeated Pancho get his revenge and mess up Speedy's money-counting progress in the bank.



  • This was the first Looney Tunes short to be produced by the DePatie-Freleng Enterprises studio.
  • David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng receive onscreen credit as producers for the very first time, marking the first cartoon in twenty years since the Leon Schlesinger era where Looney Tunes cartoon producers receive onscreen credit, and the first cartoon to do so since "Buckaroo Bugs" (1944).
  • Pancho Vanilla resembles Yosemite Sam with a Mexican accent.
  • By this point, all new Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts produced until 1969 would feature the modernized "Abstract" WB opening/closing logos (taken from "Now Hear This", "Bartholomew Versus the Wheel" and "Señorella and the Glass Huarache"), with a "klunky" rendition of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" arranged by Bill Lava, however future cartoons would change the color of the background from white to black.
  • The Merrie Melodies Show version of this cartoon's title card (as pictured in the "Gallery" below) depicts both Speedy Gonzales and Yosemite Sam together, even though the cartoon itself doesn't co-star Yosemite Sam; instead it co-stars Pancho Vanilla.


TV Title Cards

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

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