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Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 5 May 1956 (USA)
Wile E. Coyote unsuccessfully chases the Road Runner using such contrivances as a rifle, a steel plate, a dynamite stick on an extending metal pulley, a painting of a collapsed bridge (... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Paul Julian
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Cast

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

Wile E. Coyote unsuccessfully chases the Road Runner using such contrivances as a rifle, a steel plate, a dynamite stick on an extending metal pulley, a painting of a collapsed bridge (which the Coyote falls into while Road Runner passes right through), and a jet motor. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gee Whiz-z-z 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

This is the last cartoon in which Chuck Jones would be referred to as Charles M. Jones. See more »

Crazy Credits

Road Runner (Delcius Delicius) See more »


Soundtracks

Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
(uncredited)
aka "The Red, White and Blue"
Music by David T. Shaw and Thomas A. Beckett
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The Poor Coyote Can't Make It Past The Opening Credits!
22 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The writer in this one wasted no time depicting Wile E. Coyote (Eatius Birdius) taking physical abuse, being run over by a truck and having a crate fall on his head in the opening credits!

The Road Runner (Delicius Delicius), meanwhile, is in top form, making rectangular smoke with his quick turns and then making the pavement wobble like an earthquake hit it after he roars down the road. Even the coyote is impressed as he pulls out a sign to show us, saying "Egad!!!"

He then starts thinking, which means here we go again: more inventive ways to catch the elusive bird. The ones that stood out, at least to me, were: the "confused" bullet, the green "Batman" outfit and flying sequence, Wile's great painting and perhaps best of all: the coyote's final request to the cartoon writer!

Overall, an excellent Road Runner effort.


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