That’s All Folks! Classic Facts About Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes was an animated comedy series produced by Warner Bros. between 1930 and 1969 during the Golden Age of American animation. Along with its sister program Merrie Melodies, the show featured a number of now-iconic characters, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Wile. E Coyote, and many more. For the majority of its run, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were the most populated animated shorts in theaters. Looney Toons has also proven to be timeless and is one of the largest worldwide media franchises spanning across television shows, merchandise, video games, amusement park rides, and more. Now take a deep dive behind the scenes of the iconic series and its most beloved characters.

Wile. E Coyote And Road Runner Adhere To Certain Rules

Coyote chasing Road Runner
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Although initially intended to be a parody of cartoons like Tom and Jerry, the shorts featuring Wile. E Coyote and the Road Runner became incredibly popular in their own right. Although the show might seem like chaos at all times, the writers actually established a set of rules that the two characters had to follow.

For example, the Road Runner could only harm the Coyote by startling him with his trademark “meep meep” noise and had to stay on the road at all times. On the other hand, the Coyote’s greatest enemy is always gravity, and all of the weapons and tools he acquired had to be products of the ACME Corporation. Although some rules were broken at times, for the most part, they were upheld.