Speedy Gonzales versus The Sheriff of Maricopa County

Perhaps one of Warner Brother’s most enduring characters was that of Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico. Yes, the concept seems farfetched, but it worked perfectly for nearly 20 years, garnering one Academy Award and several nominations. Speedy showed cats, crows, banditos and greedy ducks what cartoons were all about-laughter. The Speedy cartoons took no prisoners. Mexican stereotypes were everywhere, and they were wonderful fun. Many people in today’s world choose to look at the stereotypes in a negative light, but the more one pays attention and watches each of the Speedy films, it becomes evident that only the villains are portrayed as ‘stereotyped’ or ‘racist’, and even these are quite tame. In fact, Speedy is actually a virtuous, caring and heroic character, a mouse superhero of sorts who uses his speed to help others. Perhaps he was even ahead of his time. Speedy himself is never seen smoking, and only two cartoons show characters consuming alcohol, and in both of these Speedy cuts them off and, in one, the Academy Award-nominated Robert McKimson classic, “Tabasco Road”, escorts them home.

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