Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner are a duo of cartoon characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. In each episode, the Coyote 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 to try to catch his prey, which backfire comically, with the Coyote getting injured in slapstick fashion. Many of the items for these contrivances are mail-ordered from a variety of companies that are all named Acme. One running gag involves the Coyote falling from a high cliff. After he goes over the edge, the rest of the scene, shot from a bird's-eye view, shows him falling into a canyon so deep, that his figure is lost to sight; this is followed, a second or two by the rising of a dust cloud from the canyon floor as the Coyote hits. Most of the cartoons show a fake Latin species name; the Road Runner is called by such names as Accelerati incredibilus, Velocitus tremenjus, Birdibus zippibus, Speedipus rex and Morselus babyfatious tastius.
Species names for Wile E. Coyote include Carnivorous slobbius, Eatius birdius, Overconfidentii vulgaris, Poor schinookiusor Caninus nervousrex; the characters were created by animation director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese in 1948 for Warner Bros. while the template for their adventures was the work of writer Michael Maltese. The characters star in a long-running series of theatrical cartoon shorts and occasional made-for-television cartoons, it was meant to parody chase cartoons just like Tom and Jerry, but became popular in its own right. 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, Hare-Breadth Hurry. While he is silent in the Coyote-Road Runner shorts, he speaks with a refined accent in these solo outings, beginning with 1952's Operation: Rabbit, introducing himself as "Wile E. Coyote—Genius", voiced with an upper-class accent by Mel Blanc; the Road Runner vocalizes only with a signature sound, "Beep, Beep", recorded by Paul Julian, an accompanying "popping-cork" tongue noise.
To date, 49 cartoons have been made featuring the majority by Chuck Jones. TV Guide included Wile E. Coyote in its 2013 list of "The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time". Jones based the Coyote on Mark Twain's book Roughing It, in which Twain described the coyote as "a long, slim and sorry-looking skeleton", "a living, breathing allegory of Want, he is always hungry." Jones said he created the Coyote-Road Runner cartoons as a parody of traditional "Cat and mouse" cartoons such as MGM's Tom and Jerry, which Jones would work on as a director in his career. Jones modelled the Coyote's appearance on fellow animator Ken Harris; the Coyote's name of Wile E. is a pun of the word "wily." The "E" stands for "Ethelbert" in one issue of a Looney Tunes comic book. The Coyote's surname is pronounced with a long "e", but in one cartoon short, To Hare Is Human, Wile E. is heard pronouncing it with a diphthong. Early model sheets for the character prior to his initial appearance identified him as "Don Coyote", a pun of the name Don Quixote.
The series consists of: 49 shorts about 6 to 7 minutes long, but including three web cartoons which are "three-minute, three-dimensional cartoons in widescreen". One half-hour special, released theatrically. One feature-length film that combines live action and animation (91 minutes long On BBC3 Citv Comedy Central GMTV Carlton & Cartoonish On British London Television 1 Re-edited from Adventures of the Road-Runner, by Chuck Jones, with new music direction from Bill Lava. 2 Re-edited from Adventures of the Road-Runner, by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises 3 These cartoons were shown with a feature-length film. Chariots of Fur was shown with Richie Rich, Coyote Falls was shown with Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Fur of Flying was shown with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Rabid Rider was shown with Yogi Bear. Flash in the Pain was shown at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014; the desert scenery in the first three Road Runner cartoons and Furry-ous, Beep and Going!
Going! Gosh!, were designed by Robert Gribbroek and was quite realistic. In most cartoons the scenery was designed by Maurice Noble and was far more abstract. Wile E. Coyote obtains various complex and ludicrous devices from a mail-order company, the fictitious Acme Corporation, which he hopes will help him catch the Road Runner; the devices invariably fail in spectacular fashion. Whether this is a result of operator error or faulty merchandise is debatable; the coyote ends up burnt to a crisp, squashed flat, or at the bottom of a canyon. Acme products do work quite well. In this case, their success works against the coyote. For example, the Dehydrated Boulder, upon hydration, becomes so large. In another case the Coyote finds out that the Earthquake Pills bottle label's fine print states that the pills aren't effective on road runners, right after he swallows the whole bottle, thinking they're ineffective. Other times he uses items
Pope John Paul II Park Reservation known as Pope Park, is a 66-acre Massachusetts state park bordering the Neponset River in the Dorchester section of Boston. The park has been reclaimed from the former site of a landfill and the Neponset Drive-In as part of the Lower Neponset River Master Plan and the development of the Neponset River Reservation; the park is managed by the Department of Recreation. DCR has planted native trees and shrubs; the area now attracts an increased variety of birds to the habitat, including snowy egrets and great blue herons. Trails: The park includes a number of trails for walking and running, including the Lower Neponset River Trail; the park offers bird watching, fishing catch and release in some parts of the park, open space fields for soccer, picnicking and playgrounds, it is home to many road races. Pope John Paul II Park Reservation Department of Conservation and Recreation Neponset River Greenway Map Department of Conservation and Recreation
Cathedral Provincial Park and Protected Area known as Cathedral Provincial Park and as Cathedral Park, is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It is located east of E. C. Manning Provincial Park, south of BC Highway 3, southeast of the town of Princeton and southwest of Keremeos, its southern boundary is the border with the United States. Much of the park is the basin of the Ashnola River; the park gets its name near the international border. The peak was named in 1901 by Carl and George Smith on a United States Geological Survey expedition, who are believed to be the first to have ascended the summit; the original area of Cathedral Provincial Park was established on May 2, 1968, with an area of 18,000 hectares. This park ran in a narrow North-South corridor along Lakeview Creek from the Ashnola River in the North to the international boundary; the park included the Cathedral Lakes area. After a length consultation process with local interest groups and researchers, the park was expanded to have boundaries that matched natural boundaries.
This expanded the park to an area of 82,000 acres, with the Ashnola River forming the Western and Northern boundaries of the park and Ewart Creek forming the Eastern boundary, with certain exceptions for existing mineral claims. On April 18, 2001, the contiguous conservation area protected was expanded with the establishment of the 25,889 hectares Snowy Protected Area; the park is home to front-country vehicle accessible camping as well as back-country camping. There are multiple day-use areas in the park. Accommodation is provided within the park at the Cathedral Lakes Lodge. There are no public roads within the park itself; the park is connected to E. C. Manning Provincial Park by the Centennial Trail from Osoyoos to Simon Fraser University, though it has not been maintained and no longer appears on maps of Manning Park. BC Parks Web page A day hike along the ridge over Glacier Lake BCGNIS listing "Cathedral Park"