See Ya Later Gladiator

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See Ya Later Gladiator
Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck/Speedy Gonzales) series
Directed by Alex Lovy
Produced by William L. Hendricks
Story by Cal Howard
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by William Lava
Animation by Ted Bonnicksen
LaVerne Harding
Volus Jones
Ed Solomon
Layouts by Bob Givens
Jaime Diaz
Backgrounds by Bob Abrams
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) June 29, 1968 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English

See Ya Later Gladiator is a 1968 Looney Tunes animated short film starring Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales, who had been paired together in a series of cartoons from 1965 to 1968. This was their final theatrical pairing, and this was also the final cartoon to star "classic" Warner Bros. characters. After this short, until the cartoon division closed in 1969, new characters like Cool Cat, Bunny and Claude, Merlin the Magic Mouse, and a few one-shot cartoons made up all of WB's output.


The plot concerns Daffy and Speedy accidentally being sent back in time via a time machine to Rome, 65 A.D., where Emperor Nero plans to feed them to the lions as entertainment in a gladiator arena. Daffy and Speedy work together to thwart the lions and manage to make it back to the present. However, Nero has accidentally returned with them, and joins Speedy's band by playing his fiddle.


This cartoon features a slightly different arrangement of The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down by Bill Lava (The second being 3 Ring Wing Ding.)

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