Western Animation: Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner
"Right now, I'd like to show you one of my favorite cartoons. It's a sad, depressing story about a pathetic Coyote who spends every waking moment of his life in the
futile pursuit of a sadistic roadrunner, who mocks him and laughs at him as he's repeatedly crushed and maimed!
I hope you enjoy it
An extremely popular series of Looney Tunes
short subjects made by Chuck Jones
during The Golden Age of Animation
, 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.
They have made a comeback via CGI in The Looney Tunes Show
These cartoons provide examples of: