Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons

From 1966, it's the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in Sugar and Spies.


margo said...

so nice to have a saturday of, kick back with a bowel of cereal and regress a little, thanks

idiosynchronic said...

You may be running out of cartoons, Chez. While Sugar and Spies was the one of best of what the post-Jones shop created, most of the animation after 1962 was horribly bad. Robert McKimson had his moments, but he was a hack without the rest of the talent in the WB shop.

As I get older, I'm becoming increasingly convinced that it's the supporting talents whom will go 360 corkscrewy in their stories are whom the 'title' talents owe most of their success. Tedd Pierce, Michael Maltese, and Richard Hunt are my personal heroes.

Barbara said...

Wile should have sued Acme!

Eric said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! A million times, thank you!

For years I've had this memory stuck in my head of a Roadrunner cartoon where the Coyote pursues the Roadrunner in a tricked out spy car. I remembered seeing it as a small child in the '70s, but was never able to track it down as an adult. So I decided it was something I'd imagined.

Obviously, it isn't!

Unfortunately, I think the reason I'd never been able to track it down goes to what Idiosynchronic says--I didn't look at the post-Jones RR cartoons, so I didn't find it and assumed I was nuts. Watching it again thirty years after I first saw it, it isn't that good--and it's funny, because actually it wasn't that good in my childhood memory of it, either, I just thought the Coyote's hat and spy car were kinda cool.

Nonetheless, thank you! I didn't imagine the cartoon! If I'm crazy, at least I'm not delusional! Or not delusional about the cartoon! Whatever!

Melissa B. said...

Love the retro look at my childhood!

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