Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958)

Approved   |    |  Animation, Family, Short


Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958) Poster

Wile E. Coyote's plans for catching the Road Runner involve a giant elastic spring, a gun and trampoline, TNT sticks in a barrel, and tornado seeds. The last of these schemes results in the... See full summary »

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7.4/10
551

Photos


See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


13 September 2015 | TheLittleSongbird
9
| Another near-classic from the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote series
Despite some duds in the later years (mid to late 60s), when the Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote series was at its best it was brilliant, even with the more-of-the-same stories they're mostly well-made, are very funny (uproariously so in the case of the best gags) and Coyote is one of Chuck Jones' best ever creations.

While not one of the best of the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote series, Whoa Be-Gone! is still a great cartoon and very close to being a classic. The animation is very good, the colours are beautiful and rich, the gags and the reaction shots look great still and both characters look good, especially Coyote. The scenery and backgrounds are handsomely rendered too and there are very clever overhead shots that are both well-animated and priceless in humour. As always, Whoa, Be-Gone ! is wonderfully scored by Milt Franklyn as always, orchestration is sumptuously lush, rhythmically it's lively but never too busy, use of instruments is clever and appropriate and it's not just a good fit but adds a good deal to what's going on too.

Apart from ending ever so slightly abruptly, the sole fault of the cartoon, Whoa, Be-Gone! Is a very funny and at its best hilarious cartoon. The gags are not the most original, for this particular series they're pretty standard really, but with the imaginative they feel fresh. The tornado and especially barrel of dynamite gags are particularly strong. The story is formulaic, but very energetically paced and never feels dull or overly-predictable. The two characters fare wonderfully and work against each other just as well. Roadrunner is one-dimensional but very amusing (thankfully not annoying as one might fear), but Coyote has always been the funnier and more interesting of the two and he's on top form here, one of those characters where even just a facial expression is enough to split the sides laughing and he is easy to empathise for even for one as cunning as he is.

To conclude, a great cartoon that will be a treat for Roadrunner and Coyote fans. 9/10 Bethany Cox

More Like This

  • Hopalong Casualty

    Hopalong Casualty

  • Zoom and Bored

    Zoom and Bored

  • A Sheep in the Deep

    A Sheep in the Deep

  • Double or Mutton

    Double or Mutton

  • Crockett-Doodle-Do

    Crockett-Doodle-Do

  • Zip 'N Snort

    Zip 'N Snort

  • Apes of Wrath

    Apes of Wrath

  • Scrambled Aches

    Scrambled Aches

  • Stage Door Cartoon

    Stage Door Cartoon

  • Hyde and Hare

    Hyde and Hare

  • Compressed Hare

    Compressed Hare

  • There They Go-Go-Go!

    There They Go-Go-Go!

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Animation | Family | Short | Comedy

Details

Release Date:

12 April 1958

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See the trailers we loved this week, including "Jessica Jones" Season 3, and Brittany Runs a Marathon. Presented by Microsoft Surface.

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

See what TV shows editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to Star Wars, video games, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com