Wild Wild World
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: John W. Burton
Released: February 27, 1960
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Warren Batchelder
Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpré
Tom Ray
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: William Butler
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Daws Butler
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Cave Darroway
Preceded By: Horse Hare
Succeeded By: Goldimouse and the Three Cats
Wild Wild World (Merrie Melodies)

Wild Wild World (Merrie Melodies)

Wild Wild World is a Warner Bros. cartoon released in the Merrie Melodies series in 1960 and directed by Robert McKimson. It is a parody of the television series Wide Wide World hosted by Dave Garroway.


In this cartoon, "Cave Darroway" presents a recently discovered film taken during the Cro-Magnon era. The stone age gags in the "film" predate and possibly inspired The Flintstones which made its debut in 1960. The final gag in this cartoon depicts a modern elevator utilizing the primitive operational methods of the stone age elevator shown in the "film."



  • Because of the long lead time in producing an animated cartoon, the TV program which inspired this cartoon had already been canceled when this cartoon was released. A similar "outdated references" problem would also occur with Person to Bunny the same year; at the time that cartoon was released in theaters, Person to Person's then-previous host Edward R. Murrow was replaced by replaced by Charles Collingwood.
  • The documentary was filmed in the "Geo-Goshical Year 75,000,000 B.C." (satirizing the International Geophysical Year 1957-'58), in breathtaking Cromagnonscope. Cromagnonscope last appeared in the cartoon Pre-Hysterical Hare.


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