Happy Cinco de Mayo from ToonBarn
Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “fifth of May”, is one of the larger celebrations in Mexico. While it is specifically associated with Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín and the Mexican army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla, the date is mostly known as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Toon-wise, perhaps the most famous Mexican character of them all is Speedy Gonzales, known as the fastest mouse in all of Mexico. The Warner Bros. character is one of the many Looney Tunes stars, boasting incredible speed, energetic voice, and over-sized yellow sombrero. Soon, he’ll also be known as the latest animated character to receive a hybrid-style makeover on the big screen, with comedian George Lopez providing the voice. Even holidays have an animation connection!