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Fast and Furry-ous (1949)

The very first cartoon in Warner Bros. popular Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner series of cartoons. This one has the Coyote chasing the Roadrunner using a rather ingenious invention combining a fridge, a meat grinder, ice cubes, and skis.

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In their first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon, the Coyote (Carnivorous vulgaris) and The Road Runner (Accelerati incredibulis) launch their neverending series of chases through the desert, and The Coyote begins his relationship with the Acme Corporation in his quest for the perfect Road Runner-catching device. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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There was a gap of nearly three years between this and the second Road Runner cartoon, Beep, Beep (1952). Chuck Jones only intended it to be a one-shot cartoon, but the reception given by the public made him change his mind. He was especially persuaded by a letter from a captain in the Naval Air Force, who claimed that pilots were imitating the Road Runner's "beep beep" call while doing maneuvers. See more »

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When Wile is tossing the boomerang up and down his tail disappears for a few frames. See more »

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Road Runner: Meep, meep!
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Roadrunner (Accelerati Incredibulis) See more »

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Followed by Tired and Feathered (1965) See more »

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Dance of the Comedians
from "The Bartered Bride"
Music by Bedrich Smetana
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19 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fast and Furry-ous (1949)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

The first ever Coyote and Road Runner film turns out to be a very enjoyable one. As would become the norm, the Coyote is hungry and wanting to eat the Road Runner but he's simply not fast (or smart) enough to catch him. This first short has plenty of wonderful laughs as the violent action is constantly finding hilarious ways to injure the Coyote. One of my favorite gags in the film is when the Coyote pants the side of a mountain to appear like a road so that the Road Runner will kill himself by running into it but things don't work out as planned. Another funny jokes includes the Coyote making a ski machine to build up speed but of course this doesn't go as planned either. Director Jones was a fan of silent movies and that's easy to see with these shorts.


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