History WesternAnimation / WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner

10th Jun '16 7:56:04 PM Shoebox
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Despite their surreally minimalist production design--very unlike the traditional Looney Toons style--and penchant for formula gags, the shorts have remained hugely popular to this day. 40 shorts were produced in the classic era, with new shorts being created for theaters.

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Despite their surreally minimalist production design--very unlike the traditional Looney Toons Tunes style--and penchant for formula gags, the shorts have remained hugely popular to this day. 40 shorts were produced in the classic era, with new shorts and newer ones are still occasionally being created for theaters.
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10th Jun '16 7:52:28 PM Shoebox
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An iconic series of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short subjects made by Creator/ChuckJones during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts are centered on the titular desert-dwelling duo, as the smart but destructively obsessive coyote does everything within his power (and uses everything within the ACME product catalog) to capture the elusive Road Runner for dinner. Jones explicitly modelled the Coyote's seemingly inexplicable persistence on philosopher George Santayana's definition of a fanatic: someone who "redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim." And it doesn't help one bit that the Roadrunner is apparently aware of this and more than happy to exploit it to his own, cheerfully sadistic ends.

Despite their surreal;y minimalist production design--very unlike the traditional Looney Toons style--and penchant for formula gags, the shorts have remained hugely popular to this day. 40 shorts were produced in the classic era, with new shorts being created for theaters.

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An iconic series of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short subjects made by Creator/ChuckJones during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.

The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts are centered on the titular desert-dwelling duo, as the smart but destructively obsessive coyote does everything within his power (and uses everything within the ACME product catalog) to capture the elusive Road Runner for dinner. Jones explicitly modelled the Coyote's seemingly inexplicable persistence on philosopher George Santayana's definition of a fanatic: someone who "redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim." And it doesn't help one bit that the Roadrunner is apparently aware of this and more than happy to exploit it to his own, cheerfully sadistic ends.

Despite their surreal;y surreally minimalist production design--very unlike the traditional Looney Toons style--and penchant for formula gags, the shorts have remained hugely popular to this day. 40 shorts were produced in the classic era, with new shorts being created for theaters.
10th Jun '16 7:51:55 PM Shoebox
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An extremely popular series of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short subjects made by Creator/ChuckJones during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts are centered on the titular duo as the smart but obsessive coyote does everything within his power (and uses everything within the ACME catalog) to capture the elusive Road Runner for dinner. Despite their penchant for formula, the shorts have remained extremely popular to this day, lasting for 40 shorts in the classic era, with new shorts being created for theaters.

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\n\nAn extremely popular iconic series of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short subjects made by Creator/ChuckJones during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, the UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts are centered on the titular duo desert-dwelling duo, as the smart but destructively obsessive coyote does everything within his power (and uses everything within the ACME product catalog) to capture the elusive Road Runner for dinner. Jones explicitly modelled the Coyote's seemingly inexplicable persistence on philosopher George Santayana's definition of a fanatic: someone who "redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim." And it doesn't help one bit that the Roadrunner is apparently aware of this and more than happy to exploit it to his own, cheerfully sadistic ends.

Despite their surreal;y minimalist production design--very unlike the traditional Looney Toons style--and penchant for formula, formula gags, the shorts have remained extremely hugely popular to this day, lasting for day. 40 shorts were produced in the classic era, with new shorts being created for theaters.
24th May '16 1:28:30 PM LuciaMoore
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Coyotes are nearly twice as fast as roadrunners and actually prey on them in reality. The roadrunner's best line of defense is camouflage and stealth, as he wouldn't be able to outrun Wile E. on open ground.
8th May '16 8:58:47 AM SilverDollar
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The Roadrunner ''originally'' was depicted as somewhat a KarmicTrickster in '''WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus'' (1949) and clearly aware of Coyote hunting the whole time, a trait that had been somewhat dropped in later shorts sense the Coyote gets [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By His Own Petards]] anyways.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The Roadrunner ''originally'' originally was depicted as somewhat a KarmicTrickster in '''WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus'' (1949) and being clearly aware of Coyote Coyote's hunting the whole time, a trait that had been would somewhat be dropped in later shorts sense the Coyote gets [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By His Own Petards]] anyways.
8th May '16 8:57:13 AM SilverDollar
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The Roadrunner ''originally'' was depicted as somewhat a KarmicTrickster in '''WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus'' (1949) and clearly aware of Coyote hunting the whole time, a trait that had been somewhat dropped in later shorts sense the Coyote gets [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By His Own Petards]] anyways.
3rd May '16 6:06:36 PM ANTMuddle
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** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase scenes that opened up the early shorts is a clear sign of this. Of course, HilarityEnsues with the little burst of speed the Road Runner puts on for his getaway (one exception being "Sugar and Spies," when the Coyote was knocked down by a thrown briefcase).

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** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase scenes that opened up shown at the early shorts is start are a clear sign of this. this. Of course, HilarityEnsues with the little burst of speed the Road Runner puts on for his getaway (one exception being "Sugar and Spies," when the Coyote was knocked down by a thrown briefcase).
3rd May '16 6:04:29 PM ANTMuddle
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** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase scenes that open up many of these shorts is a clear sign of this. Of course, HilarityEnsues with the little burst of speed the Road Runner puts on for his getaway (the exception being "Sugar and Spies," when the Coyote was knocked down by a thrown briefcase).

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** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase scenes that open opened up many of these the early shorts is a clear sign of this. Of course, HilarityEnsues with the little burst of speed the Road Runner puts on for his getaway (the (one exception being "Sugar and Spies," when the Coyote was knocked down by a thrown briefcase).
24th Apr '16 1:49:17 PM ANTMuddle
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* ShownTheirWork: In [[DependingOnTheWriter some]] shorts, the freezeframes that show Wile E. and the Road Runner's scientific names show their ''actual'' scientific names.

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* ShownTheirWork: In [[DependingOnTheWriter some]] shorts, the freezeframes freeze frames that show Wile E. and the Road Runner's scientific names show their ''actual'' scientific names.



** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase scenes that open up many of these shorts is a clear sign of this. Of course, HilarityEnsues with the little burst of speed the Road Runner puts on for his getaway (the exception being "Sugar and Spies," when the Coyote was knocked down by a thrown briefcase).



** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase sequence that opens up many of these shorts is a sign the animators have ShownTheirWork.
24th Apr '16 1:45:35 PM ANTMuddle
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** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase sequence that opens up many of these shorts is a sign the animators have ShownTheirWork.
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