Adventures of the Road Runner

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Adventures of the Road Runner
Looney Tunes (Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner) series
Directed by Chuck Jones
Co-direction:
Maurice Noble
Tom Ray
Supervising animators:
Ken Harris
Richard Thompson
Ben Washam
Produced by David H. DePatie
Eddie Selzer
(both uncredited)
Story by John W. Dunn
Chuck Jones
Michael Maltese
Narrated by ACME commercial announced by:
Dick Tufeld (uncredited)
Voices by Voice characterizations:
Mel Blanc
Dick Beals
Nancy Wible
Additional voice characterizations:
Bea Benaderet
Norman Nesbitt
Marian Richman
(all uncredited)
Vocalists:
Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires (all uncredited)
Vocal effects:
Paul Julian
(uncredited)
Music by Musical direction:
Carl Stalling
Milt Franklyn
(both uncredited)
Music and song "Out in the Desert" written and orchestrated by:
Milt Franklyn
Animation by Character animation:
Dick Thompson
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Tom Ray
Bob Bransford
Additional character animation:
Lloyd Vaughan (uncredited)
Special effects animation:
Harry Love
Layouts by Character and background layout:
Maurice Noble
Ernie Nordli
(both uncredited)
Character design:
Maurice Noble
Backgrounds by Background paint:
Philip DeGuard
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) June 2, 1962
Color process Technicolor
Running time 26 mins (two reels)
Language English

Adventures of the Road Runner is a 1962 animated film, directed by Chuck Jones and co-directed by Maurice Noble and Tom Ray. It was the intended pilot for a TV series starring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner; however, the series was not picked up until four years later when Warner Bros. Television produced The Road Runner Show. As a result, Adventures of the Road Runner was released theatrically alongside the live-action film Lad: A Dog, and was subsequently split into three further shorts. The first, To Beep or Not to Beep, was released in 1963; the other two, Road Runner a Go-Go and Zip Zip Hooray!, were assembled by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises in 1965 after they took over the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series.

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