Wile E. Coyote tries and fails to catch the Road Runner using his foot extended to trip, an arrow, a hole in the road, a winged-rocket outfit, two electronically activated machine guns, and... See full summary »

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Wile E. Coyote tries and fails to catch the Road Runner using his foot extended to trip, an arrow, a hole in the road, a winged-rocket outfit, two electronically activated machine guns, and a super magnet. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Wile E. Coyote's pseudo-Latin name in this cartoon is "hungrii flea-baggius" and the Road Runner's pseudo-Latin name is "tid-bitius velocitus". See more »

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When the coyote falls through the hole on the bridge, he pulls a trail a dust and road debris down the hole in his wake. When the scene cuts to the long view, the trail is not seen following him down. See more »

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Road Runner (Tidbittius Velocitus) See more »

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Followed by Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner (1965) See more »

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
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from French melody "Ah ! vous dirai-je, Maman" (music first published 1761)
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Worthy of the Academy Award Nomination.
24 June 2003 | by (Karachi, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

This short was the first (and only) Roadrunner/Coyote short to be nominated for an Oscar. It is certainly one of the best of the series, and was definitely good enough to qualify in a decade when theatrical animation was waning.

This cartoon demonstrates Chuck Jones's astonishing ability to extract laughs from expressions. Add to it the timing of speed gags, and you get a laugh-fest that folds up in just six or seven minutes.

This cartoon (and others in the series) never fails to amuse me, and the effect of cruel irony is wonderful. The '60s had the best Roadrunner shorts, like Fastest with the Mostest (1960), Hop-along Casualty (1960), Zip 'N' Snort (1961), Lickety-Splat! (1961) and this one, as well as To Beep or Not to Beep (1963).

Some of the series' weirdest contraptions are to be seen, such as the arrow, which leads to an excellent running gag.

Recommended for anyone who watches the pitiful efforts of Wile E., as well as to anyone who watches Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. This Merrie Melody is a fine example of the Roadrunner series, in the Golden Three Years of the series.


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