The Road Runner (Accelerati Incredibilus) and the Coyote (Carnivorous Vulgaris) continue their chase…
Spring-powered boxing gloves, tightrope anvil drops, free drinks of explosive water, a pair of Acme rocket skates and pretend railway tracks in conjunction with a stop sign are some of the tricks and ploys the Coyote tries to catch his elusive prey.
|Paul Julian||... Road Runner|
This short’s title is something of a misnomer… Paul Julian, the voice behind the Road Runner’s distinctive call, stated in a 1976 interview that ‘Hmeep’ would be a more accurate spelling of the famous call. Paul Julian was a background painter in Termite Terrace who would make the noise to warn people to move out of the way when he transported a large painting across the studio’s corridors. Chuck Jones heard him make the noise and decided that it would perfect for the road runner character he had created; Julian did the voice of the Road Runner for Jones, the recordings of which are still being used for the bird's call today. In print, shorts and especially comics, the call has always been referred to as “Beep Beep.”
~paraphrased from animation historian Michael Barrier’s book 'Hollywood Cartoons' and his DVD commentary of this short~
This short is the one Michael Jordan’s family are watching in Space Jam before Porky Pig arrives and tells Coyote and Road Runner that they have to attend an important union meeting.