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Wile E Coyote

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"ACME Splatman"



Limited Edition Cel signed by Chuck Jones

Wile E. Coyote is a character from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. In the cartoons, the Coyote repeatedly attempts to catch and subsequently eat the Road Runner, a fast-running ground bird, but is never successful.

Instead of his animal instincts, the Coyote uses absurdly complex contraptions (sometimes in the manner of Rube Goldberg) to pursue his prey, which comically backfire with the Coyote often getting injured in slapstick fashion.

The characters were created by animation director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese in 1948 for Warner Bros.

The Coyote appears separately as an occasional antagonist of Bugs Bunny in five shorts from 1952 to 1963: Operation: Rabbit, To Hare Is Human, Rabbit's Feat, Compressed Hare, and Hare-Breadth Hurry. While he is generally silent in the Coyote-Road Runner shorts, he speaks with a refined accent in these solo outings (except for Hare-Breadth Hurry), beginning with 1952's Operation: Rabbit, introducing himself as "Wile E. Coyote — Genius", voiced with an upper-class accent by Mel Blanc.

Jones based the Coyote on Mark Twain's book Roughing It, in which Twain described the coyote as "a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton" that is "a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry."

    Created by
  • Chuck Jones
  • Michael Maltese
  • Voiced by
  • Silent (1949–1952)
  • Mel Blanc (1952–1986, only in Wile E. and Bugs Bunny shorts, and Adventures of the Road Runner)
  • Joe Alaskey (1991–2006, 2011)
  • Maurice LaMarche (1994–2008)
  • Dee Bradley Baker (2003)
  • Daran Norris (2014)
  • JP Karliak (2015–present)


"ACME Splatman"



Limited Edition Cel signed by Chuck Jones

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