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Ready.. Set.. Zoom! (1955)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  30 April 1955 (USA)
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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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The mine shaft has a sign, Selzer Mining Company, a reference to producer Edward Selzer. See more »

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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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Coyote (Famishus Famishus) See more »

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Followed by Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958) See more »

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It Had To Be You
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Music by Isham Jones
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Sometimes It's Better To Draw The Gags Out A Little More
18 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A comedy bit early on in this cartoon gives a perfect example of how much funner some of these stunts can be if they drew out more than the usual 10-15 seconds. Wile E. Coyote gets stuck in glue with a stick of dynamite he can't get off his hands and the various ways he tries to get out of that situation makes it a very funny "skit."

Don't get wrong; I laugh at most of the poor coyote's failed attempts at the Road Runner. I think they would be better with five or six drawn-out gags than the usual 10-15 you see in most of the seven-minute cartoons.

Wile's contraption of a little wagon filled with water and an outboard motor and roller skates strapped to himself was another inventive move by our never-say-die coyote. Where he gets the money to buy all these Acme Company supplies every cartoon is a mystery.

The ending to this is a shock.....and very funny!


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