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Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956)

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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Paul Julian Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive sound) (uncredited)
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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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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is the last cartoon in which Chuck Jones would be referred to as Charles M. Jones. See more »

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Coyote (Eatius Birdius) See more »

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Edited into Chuck Amuck: The Movie (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
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aka "The Red, White and Blue"
Music by David T. Shaw and Thomas A. Beckett
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Even with the stylised backgrounds, this is still one of the best in the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote series
23 August 2015 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

While there were a few duds in the later years, when the Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote series was at its best it was brilliant, even with the more-of-the-same stories they're mostly well-made, are very funny (the best gags uproariously so) and Coyote is one of Chuck Jones' best ever creations. Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z is one of my personal favourites in the series.

Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z is not the best-looking Roadrunner/Coyote cartoon, the stylised minimalist backgrounds are not going to be everybody's cup of tea. They were not an issue with me because they still looked a long way from ugly and still had some nice detail, the series had much cheaper production values in the 60s. The colours are beautiful and rich, the gags and the reaction shots look great still and both characters look good, especially Coyote. The cartoon is wonderfully scored by Milt Franklyn as always. Orchestration is sumptuously lush, rhythmically it's lively but never too busy, use of instruments is clever and appropriate and it's not just a good fit but adds a good deal to what's going on too.

There are some brilliant visual gags too, some of the best and funniest in the series in fact. The painted broken bridge and green bat suit gags are uproariously funny and are so different to what the viewer expects, but the highlight is the ending, one of the best endings of any Roadrunner/Coyote cartoon and a contender for the most iconic, not just because it's a hilarious and imaginatively executed gag but also because it is so refreshingly different. Roadrunner is one-dimensional but very amusing, but Coyote has always been the funnier and more interesting of the two and he's on top form here, one of those characters where even just a facial expression is enough to split the sides laughing and he is easy to empathise for even for one as cunning as he is.

All in all, brilliant and one of the best of the series. Those fond of Roadrunner and Coyote will love it. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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