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The Wild Chase
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Hawley Pratt
Produced By: David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Released: February 27, 1965
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Friz Freleng (uncredited)
Animation: Norm McCabe
Don Williams
Manny Perez
Warren Batchelder
LaVerne Harding
Layouts: Dick Ung
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Bill Lava
Starring: Sylvester
Speedy Gonzales
Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner
Preceded By: Roadrunner a Go-Go
Succeeded By: Moby Duck

The Wild Chase is a 1965 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt.


Road Runner and Speedy Gonzales compete in a race, while Wile E. Coyote and Sylvester team up to catch them to eat for dinner, with predictably backfiring results. Often they mistakenly end up injuring each other in comical fashion.

1. As the race starts Coyote chases after Road Runner only to run into a cloud of dust and fall off the cliff. Sylvester tries the same thing only to find Speedy on the other side of the cliff, which Road Runner to scares him off the cliff.

2. As the racers are coming Coyote and Sylvester catapult rocks to flatten them but this backfires when the rocks crash into each other and lands on Sylvester and Coyote instead.

3. The duo then places iron pellets under bird seed and leaves slices of cheese, while the racers eat the two attach a grenade to roller skate with a magnet but only the magnet part of the roller skate leaves and when Coyote checks the grenade blows up in his face.

4. Coyote rolls a flat rock to flatten the racers but the rock doesn't move it stays and the edge of the cliff Coyote attempts to make it drop but it doesn't move Sylvester comes and they jump on it the rock finally drops the two of them off the cliff.

5. The duo decide to blow up the bridge as the racers are coming but as coyote is placing the dynamite it explodes.

6. Finally, they use a rocket car to chase Speedy Gonzales and the Road Runner, but they drive past them and finish first to win the race, but nobody gets the trophy. They then fly into the air as the rocket car explodes.

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  • This short reuses animation from Zoom and Bored (1957), Wild About Hurry (1959) and Hopalong Casualty (1960).
  • This cartoon implies that Road Runner cartoons originated from Texas (evident that the Road Runner is known as the "Texas Road Burner"). This is also supported in the 2 dollar betting window scene where the Mexicans bet for Speedy Gonzales, while the Texan cowboys bet for the Road Runner.
  • This cartoon also reveals that both Wile E Coyote and Sylvester have almost similar personalities.
  • Sylvester does not speak in this cartoon.
  • This is the only cartoon where Speedy doesn't talk either, except for "Arriba! Andalay! etc."



Coyote and RoadRunner - The Wild Chase (27.0206:30

Coyote and RoadRunner - The Wild Chase (27.02.1965)

The Wild Chase (1965)06:30

The Wild Chase (1965)

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1962 Mexican Boarders
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili Weather
1964 A Message to GraciasNuts and VoltsPancho's HideawayRoad to Andalay
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1968 Skyscraper CaperSee Ya Later Gladiator
1979 The Fright Before Christmas
1980 The Chocolate Chase
Sylvester Cartoons
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1946 Kitty Kornered
1947 Tweetie PieDoggone CatsCatch as Cats Can
1948 Back Alley OproarI Taw a Putty TatHop, Look and ListenKit For CatScaredy Cat
1949 Mouse MazurkaBad Ol' Putty TatHippety Hopper
1950 Home Tweet HomeThe Scarlet PumpernickelAll a Bir-r-r-rdCanary RowStooge for a MousePop 'Im Pop!
1951 Canned FeudPutty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Who's Kitten Who?Gift WrappedLittle Red Rodent HoodAin't She TweetHoppy Go LuckyA Bird in a Guilty CageTree for Two
1953 Snow BusinessA Mouse DividedFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty CorneredCats A-Weigh
1954 Dog PoundedBell HoppyDr. Jerkyl's HideClaws for AlarmMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'By Word of Mouse
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1956 Too Hop to HandleTweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyThe Unexpected PestTugboat GrannyThe Slap-Hoppy MouseYankee Dood It
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy For TweetyMouse-Taken IdentityGonzales' Tamales
1958 A Pizza Tweety PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyCat's PawHere Today, Gone TamaleTweet Dreams
1960 West of the PesosGoldimouse and the Three CatsHyde and Go TweetMouse and GardenTrip For Tat
1961 Cannery WoeHoppy DazeBirds of a FatherD' Fightin' OnesThe Rebel Without ClawsThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 Fish and SlipsMexican BoardersThe Jet Cage
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili WeatherClaws In The Lease
1964 A Message to GraciasFreudy CatNuts and VoltsHawaiian Aye AyeRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild Chase
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1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw A Putty Tat

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