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Road to Andalay is a 1964 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt.


The title is a reference to the 1917 novel The Road to Mandalay along with Speedy's signature phrase.


Speedy Gonzales wakes up and tries to find a cat to wake up. Sylvester chases after Speedy until he reaches the edge of a cliff. Speedy hides behind Sylvester and yells "Yeehaw!" at him, causing Sylvester to jump and fall down the chasm. Starting to lose confidence, Sylvester orders a falcon named Malcolm Falcon from the pet store to hunt after the mouse. Sylvester takes a peek at the falcon, but the falcon attacks him. Malcolm runs after Speedy, but drags Sylvester with him until Speedy hides in a small hole and Sylvester slams into a wall.

Sylvester tells Malcolm to let go only when he does, although when he attempts to tell him to let go, Malcolm is flying vertically and Sylvester falls down again. Malcolm attacks again, this time separate from Sylvester, but ends up flying to an airplane jet and attacks Sylvester on the head. Speedy decides to hide something under his hat and takes a siesta. Sylvester thinks his curiosity won't get the most out of him, but eventually he tells Malcolm to pick up what's under the hat, a stick of dynamite. Malcolm pecks Sylvester again for being asked to bring the dynamite stick.

Malcolm tries to chase Speedy until Speedy corners Malcolm again. Speedy sprinkles a little salt on Malcolm's tail, and states that the bird is unable to fly anymore. However, Sylvester thinks it's a silly superstition and places some salt on his tail. Speedy then asks to wiggles their tails, causing them to fall off. As Malcolm and Sylvester runs back to town to glue back their tail, some salt inadvertently pours onto Speedy's tail and falls off as well, causing Speedy to run after the two for spare glue.




Some syndicated versions (and versions shown on CBS' Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show) cut the part where Malcolm Falcon rips Sylvester's scalp off his head.


  • This was the first Merrie Melodies short to be produced by the DePatie-Freleng Enterprises studio, since the previous short "Pancho's Hideaway", was a Looney Tunes short.
  • This is the only short where both Speedy Gonzales and Sylvester lose in the end.
  • This is the first and only short with the layouts by Homer Jonas (credit as the assistant layout artist)
  • The official WB Kids channel included four minutes of this short in their "Best of Speedy Gonzales" Compilation.[2]
  • The scenes of Sylvester falling in this short are reused animation taken from "The Jet Cage" (1962). This exact same scene is used twice in this short.
  • Unlike other cartoons, Sylvester is drawn with his neck colored all black instead of white.
  • Malcolm Falcon gets sucked through an airplane jet with cat screeching sound effect.
  • The working title was "Tequila Mockingbird".[3]
  • The restoration on WarnerMedia RIDE has black 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
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