The Road Runner (cartoons)

     (In "Merry Melodies" cartoons since 1952;
      CBS Sat. Mornings, 1967 - 1968 as "The Road Runner Hour";
      CBS Sat. Mornings, 1968 - 1971 as "The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour";
      ABC Sat. Mornings, 1971 - 1972 as "The Road Runner Hour";
      CBS Sat. Mornings, 1975 - 1978 as "The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour";
      CBS Sat. Mornings, 1978 -      as "The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show";
      Syndicated 1972 -)

     [Many Warner Brothers cartoons were sold in packages throughout
      the early days of TV, including the Merrie Melodies and Looney
      Tunes cartoons; which included "Bugs Bunny", a character which
      originated with director Fred "Tex" Avery;

      The Road Runner cartoons were originated as infrequent characters
      within the Merrie Melodies collection; The character was developed
      by animator/director Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese who developed

      This classic chase cartoon featured wily "Wile E. Coyote" who
      was in a perpetually frustrated hunt for "The Road Runner", a
      cartoon bird who was too fleeting and too clever too be caught;
      the bird's only cry was "mmbeep, beep" which was spoken by Mel
      Blanc who did most of the characters for Warner Brothers;

      In the early 1960s, Bugs Bunny had his own show on PrimeTime
      TV, and as time went on a few new characters were developed
      for both PrimeTime and Saturday Mornings;

      After appearances on both CBS and ABC Saturday mornings, the
      cartoons were syndicated as part of various Warner Brothers

Theme 1: "Merrily We Roll Along"

    [aka: "Merrie Melodies (Open/Closing Theme)";
     aka: "That's All, Folks"]

    [based loosely on the Nursery Tune "Merrily We Roll Along"]

     Composers/Adapters: Charles Tobias (ASCAP), 
                         Murray Mencher (ASCAP), and
                         Eddie Cantor (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher:  [T. B.] Harms, Inc. (ASCAP)
     2000 Publishers: [T. B.] Harms, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Warner Bros. Inc.
                         of Los Angeles, CA;
                      Ched Music Corp. (ASCAP),
                         of Naples, FL; and
                      Eddie Cantor Music (ASCAP),
                         of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:  Feb. 14, 1935; EP  46 607.
     Revised Version: Nov. 19, 1956; Eu 457 377.


Theme 2: "The Road Runner Theme (from the TV series)"

    [above is title as filed for copyright;
     ASCAP title variations aka: "Road Runner (Main and End)"]

     Composer: Barbara Cameron (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Warner Bros., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Warner Bros., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        (Warner Bros. Music Div.)
                        c/o Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. 
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Unpublished Copyright Date: Aug. 7, 1972; Eu 349 069.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date: Jan. 5, 2000; RE-820-433.

     Published Copyright Date: Aug. 4, 1972; EP 304 190.
     Published Renewal   Date: Jan. 5, 2000; RE-820-292.


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