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Fast and Furry-ous (1949)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  17 September 1949 (USA)
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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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Fetzig und hetzig  »

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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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Roadrunner (Accelerati Incredibulis) See more »

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Followed by Boulder Wham! (1965) See more »

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"I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover
Music by Harry M. Woods
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Aren't we all doomed to look over a four-leaf clover at some point or other?
25 October 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

So this is where it all started. From here on, Wile E. Coyote (cue scientific name implying gluttony) would come up with an infinite number of ways to get the Road Runner (cue scientific name implying speed), but would always end up maiming himself. OK, so maybe it gets a little repetitive to always have him do this, but how can you not like it? "Fast and Furry-ous" is everything that one can expect in one of these cartoons. If nothing else, they remind us that the more you try to harm others, the more you get harmed. And they have a great way of showing it. These guys are the original road warriors. Definitely a cartoon classic.


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