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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
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Paul Julian Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive sound) (uncredited)
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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>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angeschmiert 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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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

Road Runner (Burnius Roadibus) See more »

Connections

Followed by Freeze Frame (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Woodland Birds
(uncredited)
Music by Philip Green
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Well the gag with the piano was good...
17 March 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

...but Hook, Line and Stinker is not what I consider a favourite. The animation is not too bad, it is solid enough, some of the gags are decent namely the piano gag and the overall quality when watching it on TV or DVD is nice. Also Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote's antics are reasonably funny. However, the running time is disappointingly scant, and I found the pacing rather hectic. But the most disappointing asset was the music. These Looney Tunes usually have great music, with quirky motifs and rousing rhythms, but here I(a musician myself) found the music, as others have pointed out, annoying and repetitive.

Overall, not bad, but not great either. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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