Chuck Jones’s original model sheet, graphite and colored pencil on paper glued to a 12 field sheet of animation paper, for Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, circa 1945. Their premier was in his 1949 short cartoon, “Fast and Furry-ous.”
Speaking of Wile E. Coyote. You do know that he’s in a competition to be chosen as the one thing that says, “Smithsonian” out of all of the items currently in Smithsonian exhibitions, don’t you? Today’s the last day of voting for round one and Wile E. is very close to being moved to the second round — your vote might be the one to do it! Click here to vote! You’ll find him in the “Culture” section.