After posting the Road Runner & Coyote clip last week, I did a quick check of online stores and I found a DVD with “classic” Road Runner & Coyote clips. I got the DVD today and it turns out that I should have googled the episode names, because by “classic” they didn’t mean the earliest clips from the 50’s, but some crap from the late 60’s and modern ones from the 90’s and 00’s. None of the Chuck Jones clips, unless you count Chariots of Fur, which is from the 90’s.
What a suckfest! The episodes are not funny. The animation and colouring suck and the music is super awkward. The sound effects are wrong and so is the way the characters are drawn. All the personality and body language of Wile E. Coyote is gone. Animation for this kind of cartoon has really gone downhill. These clips aren’t even close to the quality of the originals.
Apparently, what I should’ve gotten were the Looney Tunes Golden Collection vol. 1 and 2 DVDs, which are only available via import. I’m going to download those first to check they’re what I want before buying though.
If anyone (in Sweden) wants this DVD after reading my sales pitch above, drop me a line in the comment box and I’ll send it to you (unless the store accepts a return).