Lickety-Splat (1961)

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Wile E. Coyote releases a number of explosive darts to attack the Road Runner, only to have them bedevil him continually during his subsequent attempts.


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23 May 2016 | TheLittleSongbird
10
| One of the best of the later cartoons and one of the funniest of the series
As has been said many times by me already, the Roadrunner/Wile E Coyote series is mostly very enjoyable, with exception of a vast majority of the Rudy Larriva-directed cartoons, the best ones are classics.

'Lickety Splits' is one of the best of the later cartoons and those who say that it is one of the funniest of the series this reviewer completely agrees with.

The animation is very nicely done, with fluid character designs (Coyote never fails to delight with his facial expressions), vibrant colours and simple (though never simplistic) but lovingly drawn backgrounds. Milt Franklyn doesn't disappoint either, it's lushly and cleverly orchestra and is lively rhythmically, Carl Stalling may have enhanced the action more but Franklyn's scoring consistently has a lot of character and fits well.

The gags here are very funny and often hilarious, the bow and arrow gag is deliciously entertaining but the highlight is the recurring darts gag which is one of the funniest and most inventive of all Roadrunner/Coyote cartoons. The story is formulaic, but is never dull and told with much fun and charm.

Roadrunner is amusing but Coyote as always bags all the laughs and is the funnier and more interesting of the two.

Overall, absolutely wonderful. Fans of the series will not be disappointed. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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Genres

Family | Animation | Short | Comedy

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Release Date:

3 June 1961

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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