Monday, 1 November 2021

Wile E. Catote

Tedd Pierce and Bob McKimson borrow a Wile E. Coyote routine in the 1958 cartoon Cat’s Paw. Sylvester uses a stick to loosen a rock to fall on the best of a bird he’s trying to catch. But the rock hits a branch and sproings back up.

I can’t remember which Roadrunner cartoon used that idea (I’m sure it found a home in a number of studios), but the next part comes from the 1956 short There They Go-Go-Go.

The similarity to a Wile E. adventure is accentuated by the barren, rocky mountain, which was designed by Bob Gribbroek, who was responsible for the backgrounds on the earliest Roadrunner shorts.

Oh, and speaking of re-used routines.

Has anyone kept track of how many times that was used?

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