The Nine Rules Every Wile E. Coyote And Road Runner Cartoon Followed

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Wile E. Coyote’s pursuit of the Road Runner always seemed like delightful chaos. But there’s actually something of a grand unified theory for the legendary cartoons, and it lies within the 1999 autobiography of former Looney Tunes animation director and industry legend Chuck Jones, Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist. In a single page, Jones laid out nine ground rules that were taken into consideration when creating the iconic cartoons.

Film director Amos Posner tweeted the following image from the book yesterday, and it quickly caught fire, spreading to Imgur, Reddit, and beyond:

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