Daffy is plucked for stardom by director Harvey Hassenpfeffer of Colossal Studios - or so he thinks. As it was in "A Star Is Bored", 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.
- The title is a play on "Rocket to Stardom", a TV show that aired locally in Los Angeles.
- It is the first cartoon to credit Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, but it still uses the 1963 "Abstract WB" titles.
- This is the first Looney Tunes short to be directed by Alex Lovy, since the previous short, "Speedy Ghost to Town", was a Merrie Melodies short.
- MeTV aired a previously unreleased restored print of this short on Toon In with Me.
- The MeTV restoration has a fake cutaway from the opening sequence to the title card, as with the other handful of 1960s cartoons' restorations.
TV Title Cards
|Speedy Gonzales Cartoons|
|1953||Cat-Tails for Two|
|1957||Tabasco Road • Gonzales' Tamales|
|1959||Mexicali Shmoes • Here Today, Gone Tamale|
|1960||West of the Pesos|
|1961||Cannery Woe • The Pied Piper of Guadalupe|
|1963||Mexican Cat Dance • Chili Weather|
|1964||A Message to Gracias • Nuts and Volts • Pancho's Hideaway • Road to Andalay|
|1965||It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House • Cats and Bruises • The Wild Chase • Moby Duck • Assault and Peppered • Well Worn Daffy • Chili Corn Corny • Go Go Amigo|
|1966||The Astroduck • Mucho Locos • Mexican Mousepiece • Daffy Rents • A-Haunting We Will Go • Snow Excuse • A Squeak in the Deep • Feather Finger • Swing Ding Amigo • A Taste of Catnip|
|1967||Daffy's Diner • Quacker Tracker • The Music Mice-Tro • The Spy Swatter • Speedy Ghost to Town • Rodent to Stardom • Go Away Stowaway • Fiesta Fiasco|
|1968||Skyscraper Caper • See Ya Later Gladiator|
|1979||Fright Before Christmas|
|1980||The Chocolate Chase|