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The Whizzard of Ow (2003)

Wile E. Coyote is chasing the Road Runner (still) and comes across the Acme Book of Magic. With the power to levitate heavy boulders, fly on broomsticks, and transfigure anything to suit ... See full summary »

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Bret Haaland

Writer:

Chris Kelly
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Julian Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive footage)
Tress MacNeille ... Answering Machine (voice)
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Wile E. Coyote is chasing the Road Runner (still) and comes across the Acme Book of Magic. With the power to levitate heavy boulders, fly on broomsticks, and transfigure anything to suit his need, it seems like Wile E. finally has a chance at getting his breakfast... but then again, this is Wile E. Coyote we're talking about. Written by Lex

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Theatrically released in the USA with Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). See more »

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In a reference to the 3-D Bugs Bunny cartoon "Lumber Jack-Rabbit" (1954), the opening WB shield logo that normally zooms forward overshoots its mark and crashes into the screen before moving back into position. See more »

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Follows Soup or Sonic (1980) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Enjoyable

When Wile E. Coyote comes upon(well, it hits him in the face... how do *you* find reading material?) a book of magic(from Acme, of course), he uses it to try to finally get his hands on the Road Runner, replacing the rockets, dynamite and fake paths through mountains with flying brooms, transmogrification and directed telekinesis.

This is one of the new Looney Tunes shorts that came out with their live-action ventures, and it's featured on the DVD of Back in Action. While I will confess upfront that I'm not a fan, and have not watched many of these, this one was pretty funny, albeit it is not on the level of their classic efforts.

The slapstick makes fine use of the wizardry element, and has some good ideas. As usual, expectations are either subverted or openly pointed out, and the laws of physics take as much of a beating as a certain hungry canine. The pace is swift throughout, and the 7 minutes fly by like so many conjured up tools of sweeping. All of the comedy is appealing to both children and adults.

There is a lot of cartoon violence in this. I recommend this to fans of the characters. 7/10


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