Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, two of the most popular Looney Tunes characters of all time, are returning to the big screen in three all-new animated 3D shorts. Warner Bros. Pictures will attach the cartoon shorts to three of its upcoming 3D family features, starting with Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore opening in the Philippines on August 18th.
This will be followed by Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, on September 24th; and the third with Yogi Bear, on January 2011. The announcement was made recently by Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution.
In the new cartoon shorts, each three minutes in length, Wile E. Coyote is as determined as ever to catch the elusive Road Runner, who continues to leave his hapless nemesis in the dust with a taunting “beep-beep.” However, bringing the classic characters into the 21st century, the resourceful Wile E. will now be employing an arsenal of state-of-the-art ACME gadgets to snag his quarry—with all of the action in stereographic 3D.
In making the announcement, Fellman said, “Audiences have always delighted in Wile E. Coyote’s dogged pursuit of the Road Runner, with hilarious, albeit predictable, results. We are thrilled to be presenting these characters for the first time in 3D, which will heighten the excitement and humor of the chase, not to mention the impact—at least for Wile E. We’re sure these three new adventures will entertain a new generation of fans while reminding us all why these two characters have been beloved for so long.”
To be released both in Digital 3D and regular format, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.