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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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Release Date:

17 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fetzig und hetzig  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


First appearance of both Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, collectively and individually. See more »


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


Road Runner: Meep, meep!
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Crazy Credits

Coyote (Carnivarious Vulgaris) See more »


Followed by To Beep or Not to Beep (1963) See more »


"I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover
Music by Harry M. Woods
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Meep Meep!
19 June 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This is the very first Road Runner cartoon. Fresh and funny it was at the time, but after a while many of these toons began to resemble each other and it was impossible to tell them apart especially when they started recycling footage in the non Looney Tunes Rudy Larriva shorts of the 60s and 70s. It lessens the quality of the real Roadrunner cartoons of the time and it's a real shame considering how intelligent they were.

The formula (before it got tired) is the same as ever. Wile E. Coyote, is a starving desert dog, there doesn't seem to be much food around other than a cheeky Roadrunner so he uses everything at his disposal (and endless shoddy products from the Acme corporation) to catch the bird only for his plans to backfire.

Roadrunner is kind of met with a lot of criticism now with many moans of 'They are all the same'. While this is true now, the characters were only good as long as Chuck Jones and Co were in control. This being the first of many great Roadrunner shorts before it went downhill.

And I just love the sticking out tongue thing Roadrunner does.

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