Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Getting Schooled: Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote on the Electric Company (1971)

When the Children's Television Workshop launched Sesame Street in 1969, they partnered with Filmation to produce a select handful of short bits with Batman and, from The Archie Show, Jughead.

In 1971, CTW (now Sesame Workshop) turned to Warner Bros. and legendary animator Chuck Jones for a series of shorts featuring the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.

In this sample, the Road Runner and Coyote are ready to race, but.......!

It does look like Jones used a ream from "Duck Amuck", doesn't it?

Rating: A.

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