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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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958)See more »
Toyland Burglar (GR-256)See more »


Which series is this from: Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies?
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Well the gag with the piano was good..., 17 March 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

...but Hook, Line and Stinker is not what I consider a favourite. The animation is not too bad, it is solid enough, some of the gags are decent namely the piano gag and the overall quality when watching it on TV or DVD is nice. Also Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote's antics are reasonably funny. However, the running time is disappointingly scant, and I found the pacing rather hectic. But the most disappointing asset was the music. These Looney Tunes usually have great music, with quirky motifs and rousing rhythms, but here I(a musician myself) found the music, as others have pointed out, annoying and repetitive.

Overall, not bad, but not great either. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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