Tortilla Flaps
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: John W. Burton (uncredited)
Released: January 18, 1958
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpré
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Richard H. Thomas
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Stan Freberg (uncredited)
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Speedy Gonzales
Señor Vulturo
Preceded By: Don't Axe Me
Succeeded By: Hare-Less Wolf

Tortilla Flaps is a 1958 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.


During a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Speedy Gonzales is in a big Peeng-Pong exhibition. He is so fast, he is the only player as he is able to race across the table before the ball gets there to hit it back. A mouse in the audience says Speedy goes steady his sister, then another says that Speedy goes steady with everybody's sister. A fat bird flying overhead exclaims "Mouseburgers!" and swoops down as the audience scatters. Speedy tells them not to worry; he'll take care of Señor Vulturo.

The bird swoops down on a mouse, but Speedy pulls him out of harm's way and sticks a lit firecracker in the bird's talons. He soaks his hot foot in a rain barrel, but Speedy scares him and he falls in. He asks Speedy why he stole his supper and tries to swat him, but the mouse just sings and dances away. The vulture chases him out of town, but Speedy makes him stop on the railroad tracks and a train clobbers him.

Señor Vulturo aims a cannon at Speedy, but the mouse races behind him and scares him again. The bird leaps in the air and comes down in front of the cannon, just as it explodes. Speedy says he'll never catch him, but he promises to show the bird the way to a big fat mouse. He leads him back to town but ducks into a mousehole so the bird smashes his head against the wall.

To get back at him for lying, Señor Vulturo gets a ball-and-cup game, fills the cup with nitroglycerin, and presents it to Speedy. Speedy likes playing with it, but never tries to get the ball in the cup. The bird gets mad and shows him the real way to play, and blows himself up.

Señor Vulturo calls a truce with Speedy. However the rodent puts him in a tent at the fiesta, where customers can throw balls at his head and darts at a target on his behind.


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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