Tabasco Road
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: July 20, 1957
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpré
Warren Batchelder
Russ Dyson
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Bill Butler
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Dawes Butler
Tom Holland
Music: Milt Franklyn
Carl Stalling
Starring: Speedy Gonzales
Preceded By: What's Opera, Doc?
Succeeded By: Birds Anonymous


Tabasco Road is a 1957 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.


Speedy Gonzales must save his friends, Pablo and Fernando, from a large (and hungry!) alley cat. The trouble is, they are inebriated, and would much rather pick a fight with the cat (and for that matter, any other cat they can find). Can Speedy save them?



  • Although it is a Merrie Melodies Cartoon, only the Looney Tunes Intro/Outro Theme was played. It was because the cartoon is an early or mid 60s Blue Ribbon reissue which the original Looney Tunes opening and closing Color Rings were replaced by the Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies reissue title cards.
  • It is the last Speedy Gonzales cartoon to be reissued, however it was reissued in Feb 1964, replacing the large orange Looney Tunes titles and rings with "A Vitaphone Release".
  • It was an Academy Award nominee for best short subject but it lost to "Birds Anonymous". Both shorts were reissued as Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies cartoons.
  • Production Number: 1440
  • MPAA Number: 18236


External Links

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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