Whoa, Be-Gone!
Directed byChuck Jones
Story byMichael Maltese
Produced byEdward Selzer
StarringPaul Julian
Music byMilt Franklyn
Animation byKen Harris
Abe Levitow
Richard Thompson
Harry Love
Layouts byMaurice Noble
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • April 12, 1958 (1958-04-12)
Running time
6 minutes 14 seconds
CountryUnited States

Whoa, Be-Gone! is a 1958 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.[1] The short was released on April 12, 1958, and stars Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.[2]

Eddie Selzer, who produced all of Warner Bros. cartoons since September 1944, retired in 1958. Whoa, Be-Gone! was the final cartoon he produced. John W. Burton took over after this release.


Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner continue their game of cat and mouse. Over the title cards, the Coyote chases down the Road Runner with a rocket. He then sets up various traps using a see-saw, a trampoline, a sniper rifle, a giant rubber band, a bunch of fireworks inside a barrel, a high wire structure, a pile of TNT underneath a high bridge, and ACME Tornado Seeds in hopes of trapping the Road Runner. The Road Runner evades every trap and ends by dragging the Coyote into an army mine field. Wile E. suffers explosion after explosion as the Road Runner pulls down the "That's All Folks!" end-title card like a curtain.


See also


  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 307. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 128–129. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.