Why don't they show Speedy Gonzales cartoons on t.v. anymore?
Haven't seen them in years. Miss ol' Speedy & his great cousin Slo-Poke Rodrigez......
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Currently, you can find Speedy on the Volkswagen Golf ads as well as some of his cartoons on Youtube & Dailymotion.
Funny story about Speedy. When Turner & Warner Bros merged, Ted Turner deemed the Speedy cartoons offensive considering he's about to have Cartoon Network worldwide, and that Speedy might ridicule the international viewers. To Turner, Mexicans might feel offended at if they see Speedy, but that's just Turner. It's not really a PC issue, just corporate bottom line, as corporations like Turner at the time wanted to reach a wider audience as possible.
There has been a petition going on since 2002 to bring back Speedy, and still goes on. Supposedly, there's "good" news that he's back on Cartoon Network since 2002, but so far, the VW Golf commercials are the only indication that he is.
Did you know that Speedy is quite popular to Hispanic viewers? To them Speedy represents all that is good & positive about Latin Americans, and serve as a great role model for all the ninos & ninas everywhere. They're the ones leading the petition to bring Speedy back.Source(s): http://www.vdare.com/francis/hispanic_race.htm http://toolooney.goldenagecartoons.com/speedy.htm http://www.cartoonbrew.com/archives/2006_03.html#0...
- kveldulf_gondlirLv 61 decade ago
Boomerang, the sister entwork to Cartoon network on cable still runs the old Looney Tunes cartoons, including the Speedy Gonzales ones. Also, turner classic Movies, at 8:30 pst runs a half hour block of the old cartoons and occasionally the have some of those as well.
Other than there I am unaware of anyplace that still runs the old Looney Tunes cartoons, although they are available on DVD. check blockbuster, or amazon for them.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Good question. I used to enjoy Saturday morning cartoons (a few years back). Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam, the Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd....oh well I could go on. They were replace by computer generated stuff. I miss them too.
- lisa_mynxLv 41 decade ago
yes, the PC police have struck again... those toons are looked at as being unfavorable representations of mexicans (yahoo also seems to have a problem with mexicans considering it cant recognize the word here in spell-check)...
go out and purchase the looney tunes golden collection dvds... volume 4 has 15 speedy toons on it, restored and unedited...
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- ♫♪Smile♪♫Lv 61 decade ago
Because he has been replaced with Pokemon and stuff like that. I supose us Speedy fan'll have to just watch Boomerang.
- 1 decade ago
They made Speedy detox then deported him and Slo-Poke back to Mexico.
- 1 decade ago
Buy Cable thats a start.
Then turn the chanel to oldie but goldies. :)
Go to Wal-Mart and see if you can get a Blue Light Special on some old VHS'S on the older cartoons.
- AKA FrogButtLv 71 decade ago
Maybe it's a racial thing. You might check "Boomerang" though. They show all kinds of older cartoons. My four year old granddaughter is hooked especially on "Smurfs" and "Tom and Jerry".
- 1 decade ago
The rights were snatched up by cartoon network (or some similar network) and they can choose to show them or sit on them.
- GG Alan AldaLv 41 decade ago
For the same reason Disney denies ever making Song of the South.