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Fast and Furry-ous (1949)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Fast and Furry-ous (1949) (animated short)

In Charles ("Chuck") M. Jones' landmark, short animated cartoon/film - the first in a long series of similar Road Runner films that lasted almost 20 years; intended to be a one-time only appearance, their popularity called for another cartoon produced three years later, Beep, Beep (1952), and then a series of cartoons for many years:

  • the characters of the Road Runner ("Meep, Meep" or "Beep, Beep") ("Accelerati Incredibulis") and the Coyote ("Carnivorous Vulgaris"), always introduced in freeze-frame, with their varying fictitious scientific names (in parentheses)
  • the cartoons' setting was always the American Southwest, with the hapless Coyote devising various vain, and often ingenious schemes to catch the non-combative, clever and speedy Road Runner - who zoomed along the winding roads through the desert landscapes


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