Wile E. Coyote in 127 Hours

While Warner Bros. is doing an admirable job revisiting our favorite desert-dwelling duo in CG, one fan doing them 2D justice in an incredibly fitting parody…
Last week, I wrote a long-winded diatribe about the new Looney Tunes Show and what makes those characters so goddamned special… now I’d like to think a thesis buried in that garbled nonsense pertained to the importance of classic LT sound effects and Carl Stalling’s original music. Well, I’d been hesitant to even watch this parody from Rob Yulfo I haven’t seen 127 Hours, but it actually helps my nerdy case a great deal!

That said, I should’ve complimented WB for their work in those new Road Runner and Coyote shorts that’ve been airing theatrically in front of movies I may never see (Legends of the Guardians and *shudder* Yogi Bear.) From the glimpses I’ve seen, they’re actually astoundingly true to the spirit of the original Chuck Jones shorts, while employing a more contemporary form of animation to be visually compelling in a new way:

It’s not that I didn’t notice, it’s just that I’m nowhere near the fan of their adversarial work as I am of Bugs and Daffy. CG Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons are confirmed for airing as part of Cartoon Network’s upcoming The Looney Tunes Show, I’m not sure if they’ll all be of the quality of the handful of theatrical shorts. Can’t wait to find out.

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