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Chuck Jones on the Origins of Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote

Let’s listen to Chuck Jones as he discusses the origins of his characters, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. Afterwards there’ll be a quiz, so please take notes.  

You know that’s not true, afterwards there’ll be a cartoon starring these self-same animated animals, enjoy!



Image of the Day: Beep Prepared

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“Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” could’ve
been the musical score to accompany this Academy Award-nominated short animated
film by Chuck Jones.  “Beep Prepared”
fell off a cliff into theaters on November 7, 1961 and catapulted the Coyote into a
constellation at the end.  The series of
mishaps that plague Wile E. in this film are: 
flat foot from a truck rolling over his foot, an arrow, two boulders, a
‘portable’ hole, bat-wing/sky rocket outfit, ACME Bird Seed, a mis-managed
magnet, trains, and finally the ACME Little Giant Do-It-Yourself Rocket-Sled
Kit.  Oof!  

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This beautiful layout drawing of the Road Runner
is one of the rarest of birds.  You know
what Linda has said in response to “Why are there so few Road Runner production
pieces?” don’t you?  “Because he’s very
fast.” And that’s the truth.