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Michael Maltese (story)
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11 October 1958 (USA) See more »
Wile E. Coyote hopes to catch the Road Runner using a mallet, a cooking pan, a TNT stick, a balloon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive sound) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Writing credits
Michael Maltese (story)

Produced by
John W. Burton .... producer (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Philip DeGuard .... layout artist
Ken Harris .... animator
Richard Thompson .... animator
Ben Washam .... animator
Music Department
John Seely .... stock music director
Harry Bluestone .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Emil Cadkin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Philip Green .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Loose .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Rose .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
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6 min
Color (Technicolor)
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This is one of six WB cartoons using stock music instead of an original score because of a musicians' strike in 1958. The others are Pre-Hysterical Hare, Weasel While You Work, Hip Hip-Hurry! (another Coyote/Road Runner cartoon), Gopher Broke, and A Bird in a Bonnet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Zipping Along (1953)See more »
Animal AnticsSee more »


Which series is this from: Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies?
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Wile E. Coyote meets Rube Goldberg, 1 June 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

No matter how many times Wile Ethelbert "Famishius Famishius" Coyote tries to get Road "Burnius Roadibus" Runner, we always know what's going to happen, though our sympathy always remains with WEC. The highlight in "Hook, Line and Stinker" is a Rube Goldberg-style scheme that WEC hopes will finally finish off RR; but of course you know what happens.

So, Wile E. continues hilarious engaging in fanaticism (defined by George Santayana as redoubling your effort after you've forgotten your aim) while Road Runner pretty much never becomes aware of the potential danger - or lack thereof - in which he could find himself. A real classic.

And yes, the coyote's middle name is Ethelbert. I learned that from "Jeopardy!".

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