Adventures of the Road Runner

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Adventures of the Road Runner
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Directed byChuck Jones
Maurice Noble
Tom Ray
Supervising animators:
Ken Harris
Richard Thompson
Ben Washam
Produced byDavid H. DePatie
Eddie Selzer
(both uncredited)
Story byJohn W. Dunn
Chuck Jones
Michael Maltese
StarringVoice characterizations:
Mel Blanc
Dick Beals
Nancy Wible
Additional voice characterizations:
Bea Benaderet
Norman Nesbitt
Marian Richman
(all uncredited)
Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires (all uncredited)
Vocal effects:
Paul Julian
Narrated byACME commercial announced by:
Dick Tufeld (uncredited)
Music byMusical direction:
Carl Stalling
Milt Franklyn
(both uncredited)
Music and song "Out in the Desert" written and orchestrated by:
Milt Franklyn
Animation byCharacter animation:
Dick Thompson
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Tom Ray
Bob Bransford
Additional character animation:
Lloyd Vaughan (uncredited)
Special effects animation:
Harry Love
Layouts byCharacter and background layout:
Maurice Noble
Ernie Nordli
(both uncredited)
Character design:
Maurice Noble
Backgrounds byBackground paint:
Philip DeGuard
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
June 2, 1962
Running time
26 mins (two reels)

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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