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Ready.. Set.. Zoom! (1955)

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Among the strategies that fail in Wile E. Coyote's attempts to catch the Roadrunner: glue on the road, a giant rubber band, an outboard motor in a wash tub, and dressing in drag as a female Roadrunner.

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Among the strategies that fail in Wile E. Coyote's attempts to catch the Roadrunner: glue on the road, a giant rubber band, an outboard motor in a wash tub, and dressing in drag as a female Roadrunner.

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Trivia

The mine shaft has a sign, Selzer Mining Company, a reference to producer Edward Selzer. See more »

Goofs

In the Coyote's first attempt to catch the Road-Runner, he is shown standing on a bare patch of pavement surrounded by the puddle of glue he is spreading. When the scene cuts to a long shot for the "beep-beep" sound, it returns to a close-up of the Coyote standing on glue with no bare patch. There is another cut to show that the approaching object is a truck and not the Road Runner, and when we next see the Coyote, he is standing on bare pavement in the middle of the glue puddle once again. See more »

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Roadrunner (Speedibux Rex) See more »

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Followed by Zoom and Bored (1957) See more »

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It Had To Be You
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Music by Isham Jones
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By far one of the better Roadrunner/Wile E.Coyote cartoons
17 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story is pretty basic, but Ready..Set..Zoom! is a handsomely animated and very funny Looney Tunes cartoon. In my personal opinion, this is by far one of the better Roadrunner/Wile E.Coyote cartoons. As I have said already, the cartoon is very handsome to look at, very nice colouring and backgrounds. The music is very good as well, not annoying and intrusive but clever and jaunty. But what made the cartoon were the gags. They all worked, but two stood out for me. One was the glue sequence, you could tell what was going to happen but the outcome was hilarious. The other was the ending, easily one of the funniest endings to a Roadrunner/Wile E.Coyote cartoon, like the glue sequence it was hilarious. The two characters play off against each other seamlessly each as crafty as the other. Overall, very handsome and funny, recommended. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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