Why is the Coyote always after the Road Runner? Why does Sylvester want to eat Tweety? And most importantly, what are the reasons behind Elmer Fudd’s hatred of both Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny?
You will find the answers to all these questions and much more in Jerry Beck’s Looney Tunes — The Ultimate Visual Guide, which gives you great insight into your favourite Looney Tunes characters.
There is hardly a kid in the world that hasn’t heard about Bugs Bunny or not seen a Daffy Duck cartoon. Road Runner is the good guy in every child’s universe whereas Wile E Coyote needs no introduction since he is one genius who is always destined to fail.
If you haven’t heard about these characters, you are in desperate need of help but if you have, there is nothing better than this book to keep you busy.
This guide is divided into seven sections, and the first one is all about the two most recognisable cartoon characters of all times — Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. They might be the silliest of pairs but together they have the habit of igniting the screen — both figuratively and literally. This section deals with the collaboration between the two characters who, when together, are an enemy’s worst nightmare, while against each other are evenly matched. One is a screwball whereas the other is truly ‘Daffy’!
This book brings up facts about these two characters that usually are long forgotten. Like Bugs Bunny always wins except when he is pitted against the proverbial tortoise! Or that Daffy Duck suffers from split personality disorder. That’s why he is so successful as his alter ego Duck Dodgers, Detective Duck Drake, Dorlock Holmes and Friar Duck. And yes, sometimes he is even Super Duck, which is the alter ego of Cluck Trent!
The rest of the book talks about the other Looney Tunes like the trigger-happy Yosemite Sam, the ever-hungry Tasmanian Devil, the smelly Pepe Le Pew, the Speedy Gonzales and the ‘Beep Beep’ Road Runner. Their nemesis as well as supporting characters also find due coverage in these pages while in ‘The Best of Enemies’ section, all rivalries are renewed to give you a perfect guide to Looney land.‘Animated World’ section takes you behind the scenes where the cartoonists, producers, voice over artists as well as Hollywood stars are made fun of by Looney Tunes are discussed at length. To cap it up, never-before-seen illustrations as well as details of Looney Tunes movie Back in Action are provided to keep readers glued to this guide, which brings all of your favourite Looney Tunes back to life! — S.F.