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Adventures of the Road Runner
Genre Animation
Directed by Chuck Jones
Voices of Mel Blanc
Dick Beals
Nancy Wible
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Norman Nesbitt (uncredited)
Marian Richman (uncredited)
Paul Julian (uncredited)
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) David H. DePatie
Eddie Selzer
(both uncredited)
Running time 25:54
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Original release June 2, 1962

Adventures of the Road Runner is an unaired 1962 animated film, directed by Chuck Jones and co-directed by Maurice Noble and Tom Ray. It was the intended pilot for a TV series starring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner; however, the series was not picked up.

As a result, Adventures of the Road Runner was released theatrically alongside the live-action film Lad: A Dog, and was subsequently split into three further shorts. The first, To Beep or Not to Beep, was released in 1963; the other two, Road Runner a Go-Go and Zip Zip Hooray!, were assembled by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises in 1965 after they took over the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series.

In 1966, four years after the pilot, Warner Bros. Television produced The Road Runner Show for CBS.

Voice cast

  • Mel Blanc as Wile E. Coyote
  • Dick Beals as Ralph Phillips
  • Nancy Wible as Ralph's Friend
  • Bea Benaderet as additional voices (uncredited)
  • Norman Nesbitt as additional voices (uncredited)
  • Marian Richman as additional voices (uncredited)
  • Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires as Vocalist (uncredited)
  • Paul Julian as Road Runner (uncredited)
  • Dick Tufeld as ACME commercial announcer (uncredited)