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Beep Prepared (1961)

Wile E. Coyote tries and fails to catch the Road Runner using his foot extended to trip, an arrow, a hole in the road, a winged-rocket outfit, two electronically activated machine guns, and... See full summary »

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble (co-director)

Writers:

John W. Dunn (story) (as John Dunn), Chuck Jones (story)

Star:

Paul Julian
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Uncredited cast:
Paul Julian ... Road Runner (voice) (uncredited)
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Wile E. Coyote tries and fails to catch the Road Runner using his foot extended to trip, an arrow, a hole in the road, a winged-rocket outfit, two electronically activated machine guns, and a super magnet. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Trivia

This Is The Only Wile E.Coyote/Road Runner short ever to be nominated for an Academy award. See more »

Goofs

When the coyote falls through the hole on the bridge, he pulls a trail a dust and road debris down the hole in his wake. When the scene cuts to the long view, the trail is not seen following him down. See more »

Crazy Credits

The story credit, normally listed with the other credits, is paired with Chuck Jones' credit as director because Jones wrote part of the story himself. See more »

Connections

Follows Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied (Spring Song)
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn
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Oscar nominated cartoon
2 May 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

'Beep Prepared' is another nice cartoon from the Road Runner-series, with Wile E. Coyote chasing the bird. This time the Coyote tries to trip the Road Runner, but that doesn't end well. He also uses an arrow, himself as a rocket man, some machine guns, a hole in the ground and a big magnet that makes sure he will be pulled to the Road Runner after the bird has eaten some bird seed with metal. Of course things do not as planned.

This is another nice cartoon from the series and this time it deserved an Oscar nomination. Directed by Chuck Jones it is a perfect example of a successful Road Runner cartoon. The hole in the ground-gag plays very nice and the gag with the big magnet plays pretty good as well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allzeit Beep-Beep See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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