Adventures of the Road-Runner

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Adventures of the Road-Runner
Adventures of the Road-Runner Poster.jpg
Theatrical poster.
Production company Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date June 2, 1962
Run time 25:55
Starring Mel Blanc
Paul Julian
Dick Beals
Nancy Wible
Producer(s) David H. DePatie
Music composed by Milt Franklyn
Story by John Dunn
Chuck Jones
Michael Maltese
Animation Bob Bransford
Ken Harris
Tom Ray
Richard Thompson
Ben Washam
Director(s) Chuck Jones
Maurice Noble
Tom Ray
Title card
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Adventures of the Road-Runner is a half-hour animated screwball comedy short film, which was originally intended to be a pilot for a television series starring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures on June 2, 1962. It was written by John Dunn, Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese, produced by David H. DePatie, and directed by Jones, Maurice Noble and Tom Ray.

Two boys watch the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote's chases on their TV set and question why the coyote wants the Road Runner so badly, to which While E. explains in exact detail.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Ralph: Sometimes I feel bad for the coyote.
Ralph's friend: If he'd caught him, there wouldn't be any more Road Runner. You wouldn't like that, would you?
Ralph: I thought you wouldn't.

Wile E.: So simple a child can operate, BAH!


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Road Runner Paul Julian
Wile E. Coyote Mel Blanc
Ralph Phillips Dick Beals
Ralph's Friend Nancy Wible




  • Giant Archer's Bow
  • Giant Boulder and Pole
  • Grenade in Model Airplane
  • Lasso
  • Acme Bat-Man's Outfit
  • Wrecking Ball and Crane
  • Springcoil Harness strapped to a boulder
  • Catapult



The music was composed by Milt Franklyn and included the song, "Out on the Desert".


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: June 2, 1962

Behind the scenes


Everlasting influence

Critical reception

Home availability