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Ready.. Set.. Zoom! (1955)

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.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Paul Julian
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Paul Julian Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive sound) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En sus marcas, listos, ¡zoom! See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The mine shaft has a sign, Selzer Mining Company, a reference to producer Edward Selzer. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

Roadrunner (Speedibux Rex) See more »

Connections

Followed by Freeze Frame (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

It Had To Be You
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
[Plays when Coyote puts on a female road runner costume.]
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By far one of the better Roadrunner/Wile E.Coyote cartoons
17 May 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The story is pretty basic, but Ready..Set..Zoom! is a handsomely animated and very funny Looney Tunes cartoon. In my personal opinion, this is by far one of the better Roadrunner/Wile E.Coyote cartoons. As I have said already, the cartoon is very handsome to look at, very nice colouring and backgrounds. The music is very good as well, not annoying and intrusive but clever and jaunty. But what made the cartoon were the gags. They all worked, but two stood out for me. One was the glue sequence, you could tell what was going to happen but the outcome was hilarious. The other was the ending, easily one of the funniest endings to a Roadrunner/Wile E.Coyote cartoon, like the glue sequence it was hilarious. The two characters play off against each other seamlessly each as crafty as the other. Overall, very handsome and funny, recommended. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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