Rabid Rider
Directed byMatthew O'Callaghan
Written byTom Sheppard
Produced by
Music byChristopher Lennertz
Color processDeluxe
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • December 17, 2010 (2010-12-17) (with Yogi Bear)
Running time
3 minutes
CountryUnited States

Rabid Rider is a 2010 animated Looney Tunes short film featuring the characters Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Directed by Matthew O'Callaghan and written by Tom Sheppard,[1] the film was first shown in theaters before Warner Bros.' feature-length film Yogi Bear.[2] In 2014, Warner Bros. Animation published this short on YouTube.[3] The film also came before the 2018 theatrical re-release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.

A 4D version – enhanced with physical effects like vibration, flashing lights and blasts of air – runs in a specially equipped theatre at the Cincinnati Zoo.[4]


Wile E. Coyote intends to use an ACME Hyper Sonic Transport to catch the Road Runner, but the transport has inherent problems of its own.


Rabid Rider was released theatrically by Warner Bros. with Yogi Bear.[5]

Home media

The short was also released on the Yogi Bear Blu-ray.[6]

The short was included on the Looney Tunes Super Stars' Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote: Supergenius Hijinks DVD. It was also included as a bonus on the DVD release of Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run.[7]


  1. ^ Desowitz, Bill (December 16, 2010). "Getting Looney About Road Runner and Coyote". Animation World Network. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard (September 27, 2010). "Welcome Back, Wile E." Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  3. ^ Warner Bros. Animation (2014-11-27), Rabid Rider - Looney Tunes, retrieved 2019-05-08
  4. ^ "RIDES & ATTRACTIONS". Cincinnati Zoo. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  5. ^ Maltin, Leonard (September 27, 2010). "Welcome Back, Wile E." Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  6. ^ "'Yogi Bear' Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Detailed". High-Def Digest. February 14, 2011. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  7. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (August 3, 2015). "'Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run' Hops to DVD Shelves". Animation magazine. Retrieved September 2, 2015.