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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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Trivia

In the early stages of his design, Wile E. Coyote's name was Don Coyote. 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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Coyote (Carnivarious Vulgaris) 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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Fast and Furry-ous is a nearly excellent first Road Runner cartoon
8 January 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Fast and Furry-ous is Chuck Jones' first cartoon starring the Road Runner and While E. Coyote. It was originally supposed to be a one-shot but there was so much demand that a sequel was made four years later which then became a series. Since this was the first one, I noticed a few differences. One, the backgrounds were more detailed than in subsequent ones. Also, when the bird sticks out his tongue a few times, you don't hear the sound effects that Treg Brown provided on later entries. And only once as the Coyote falls do you then see the ground from a sky-view before some smoke appears. Otherwise, there's the spot gags that are similar to other series entries like the scenery While E. paints over a rock formation that the Road Runner runs right through but the Coyote bumps into hard! And there's some Acme products, of course! Very funny first entry to a classic, if formulaic, series. By the way, Road Runner is described as Accellleratii Incredibus while the Coyote is Carnivorous Vulgaris.


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