Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Little Go Beep...finally!

It may not be as impressive as it must have been in its intended theatrical format, but "Little Go Beep", the "lost" Road Runner short from 7 years ago, has finally surfaced for public viewing, on AOL's "In2TV" website, alongside many other Warner classics. Directed by Spike Brandt and written by Earl Kress, this cartoon showcases Wile E. Coyote's first encounter with the Road Runner. It's not the best cartoon I've ever seen, but it's certainly not the worst. It was given a limited release in 2000, to critical acclaim, but unfortunately, critics were the only people who saw it. It's beautifully animated and scored, and it's not to be confused with the horrible "Baby Looney Tunes" TV series! Notice the Road Runner's "training wheels!"

11 comments:

Coyote said...

Yes! Been wanting to see this for 7 years. Not a dissapointment.

PCUnfunny said...

It was pointless to make the RR and Wile E. babies but this toon was suprisingly good. The timing gags were funny, and the animation and artwork was good.If the WB could produce more Looney Tunes like this, with them as adults of course,then I would be very happy.By the way, the voice of Wile E.'s father was Stan Freberg.

J.E.Daniels said...

I can't view it at all. That sucks.
According to Earl Kress, who wrote the story, Warners was planning to boost the Baby Looney Tunes francise with a full length video feature with cartoons in the vien of the classics. Due to production costs, the project was axed. An animatic of the Baby RR/Coyote story was completed and it impressed someone enough to have it produced as a theatrical short.

Mike Russo said...

Am I the only one who, after Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, etc, etc..., got tired of Richard Stone overaccentuating everything with musical stings? Footsteps, blinking, you name it...all his scoring really sounds alike. Especially the four note sting almost all of his work ends with.

P-Fay said...

Please, please, pleeze tell me there is a way to save this on my hard drive. I have the DownloadHelper extension for Firefox.

PCUnfunny said...

Mike: You aren't the only one. He overscores every movement and all his stuff sounds the same.

gilligan fanatic said...

Not as bad as I was expecting

Mike Russo said...

pcunfunny: Good, I'm glad someone agrees with me. Take for example, how he scores the coyote smashing the jack-in-the-box with a hammer. Didn't Stone use that cue EVERY SINGLE TIME a mallet was swung or there was a fight on Animaniacs? His stuff is great when he actually adapts existing music into his scores. But when he was left to his own devices and had to accent the action....whew. Everything (and I mean everything) sounded the same.

Mattieshoe said...

huh.


apparently. this short was WRITTEN

(not drawn) by Animaniacs Writer Earl Kress.
(Not an artist)

anyway, he did a good job.

I don't see why a GOOD writer shouldn't be able to write a cartoon.

Anonymous said...

I want "Little Go Beep" on DVD!!!

Pleeeease WB!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think you will get your wish in 2009 !

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