Wile E. Coyote tries to catch the Road Runner by enclosing himself inside an "Indestructo Steel Ball", over which he has no directional control!

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The coyote's stratagems include a rocket, a slingshot with a giant rubber band, a large round rock dropped from atop a cliff, a rocket sled, bird seed laced with iron pellets, a bowling ball dropped down a tube, and the Acme indestructo steel ball. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Worth seeing for the Indestructo Ball gag alone
4 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There were major missteps later on in the series. On the other hand, Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote is on the most part most engaging, and the best of the series showed Looney Tunes at the top of their game.

While not quite among the best of the series, there are more inventive entries in the series and slightly more tighter-paced, it does contain some of the greatest individual scenes and gags of all Roadrunner and Wile E Coyote cartoons combined and it is one of Chuck Jones better cartoons of the series. The animation is great, it's smooth, vibrant with nice detailed backgrounds if not among the most meticulous of the series, and both Roadrunner and Wile are drawn well. Milt Franklyn seldom disappoints and it doesn't here, while not quite as characterful and action-enhancing as the music of Carl Stalling it still does those things well and is cleverly and beautifully orchestrated. Loved the use of pre-existing music too, such as Mendelssohn's Spring Song.

As said in the previous paragraph, Wild About Hurry is enormously entertaining. The Indestructo Steel ball gag is among the funniest of the entire Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote series, and the climactic sequence is one of the best and cleverest of all of their cartoons too. A gag that also went over my head as a child are the Latin names of the Roadrunner and Wile, which once you get them are very funny indeed. It is however consistent in the humour stakes, and it is never dull.

Roadrunner is amusing and never annoying, but Wile has always been the funnier and more interesting of the two (even in their weaker entries), and he is hilarious, a great job is done with his cunning facial expressions yet it is easy to feel sympathy for him.

Overall, great Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote cartoon if just missing out on masterpiece status. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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