7.1/10
334
9 user 2 critic

Hook, Line and Stinker (1958)

Wile E. Coyote hopes to catch the Road Runner using a mallet, a cooking pan, a TNT stick, a balloon, and a piano dropped from a precipice. The last of these results in Wile E. falling to ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Paul Julian
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Wile E. Coyote is once again after the Road Runner, this time resorting to hand grenades, dynamite, falling rocks and a speed potion (which contains vitamins R, P and M).

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Paul Julian
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Wile E. Coyote attacks the Road Runner with an enormous boulder-throwing catapult, only to have it constantly backfire on him.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Wile E. Coyote tries to catch the Road Runner using a dynamite stick on a fishing pole, a Christmas present wrapping machine, and ACME Earthquake pills, which the Coyote discovers don't ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian
Zip 'N Snort (1961)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Wile E. Coyote tries to catch the Road Runner using a sling shot, a grenade in a toy airplane whose propeller detaches and leaves the plane behind, a cannon on a cliff ledge that gives way,... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Wile E. Coyote's plans for catching the Road Runner involve a giant elastic spring, a gun and trampoline, TNT sticks in a barrel, and tornado seeds. The last of these schemes results in the... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Paul Julian
Guided Muscle (1955)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

While cooking a tin can, the Coyote spots a better meal rushing by- the Road Runner. But making himself into a giant arrow doesn't catch the bird, and the book, "How to Tar and Feather a Road Runner", isn't much help either.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Paul Julian
Stupor Duck (1956)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Daffy Duck plays a superhero who can't do anything right while fighting a menace he does not know is non-existant.

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Wile E. Coyote uses a bottle full of bees, a brick wall, a boulder in a catapult, and a harpoon gun in his usual unsuccessful attempts to catch the Road Runner.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Paul Julian
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Ralph Wolf wants to steal sheep; Sam Sheepdog wants to stop him. Ralph's tricks include digging a tunnel, walking a tightrope, launching a guided missile, dressing as Little Bo Peep, shooting a cannon and growing Sam's hair.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Lickety-Splat (1961)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Wile E. Coyote releases a number of explosive darts to attack the Road Runner, only to have them bedevil him continually during his subsequent attempts.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sylvester's carnivorious pursuit of Tweety Bird continues, chasing the canary onto the ledge of a tall building. He plummets to the sidewalk below, losing one of his nine "lives"; the ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Wideo Wabbit (1956)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Bugs Bunny is chased by Elmer Fudd throughout a TV studio and its various productions.

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Daws Butler
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

Wile E. Coyote hopes to catch the Road Runner using a mallet, a cooking pan, a TNT stick, a balloon, and a piano dropped from a precipice. The last of these results in Wile E. falling to the road below along with the piano and ending up with 88 teeth. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angeschmiert See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rather than having incidental music composed and arranged specifically for the cartoon, this is one of six Warner Brothers cartoons featuring a non-thematic soundtrack due to a musicians' strike. It was scored by John Seely of Capitol Records using stock music from the Hi-Q sound library. See more »

Crazy Credits

Coyote (Famishius Famishius) See more »

Connections

Followed by Chariots of Fur (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Harry the Hippo
(uncredited)
Music by Philip Green
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Pretty funny
24 April 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Another cartoon from the Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote series and again a pretty funny one. 'Hook, Line and Stinker' introduces the Road Runner as Burnius Roadibus and the Coyote as Famishius Famishius before Coyote starts failing to catch the Road Runner. This time he uses dynamite (twice), birdseed at a railroad crossing and even a concert piano that must fall on the Road Runner. Of course the Coyote will not succeed.

This cartoon had me smiling a couple of times and although predictable most of the gags worked for me. The fact that you know exactly what will happen and the cartoon will not disappoint you is one of the charms from the series. Here, the gag with the railroad crossing and the birdseed made me laugh quite hard.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed