|Wile E. Coyote|
|Appears in||Looney Tunes|
|Portrayed by||Silent (1949–1952)|
Mel Blanc (1952–1986, only in Wile E. and Bugs Bunny shorts, and Adventures of the Road Runner)
Joe Alaskey (Tiny Toon Adventures, webtoon)
Dee Bradley Baker (Duck Dodgers)
Maurice LaMarche (Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor)
Wile Ethelbert Coyote is an animated cartoon character, a big-footed coyote, created by Chuck Jones for the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. He debuted in the 1949 cartoon Fast & Furry-ous alongside his archenemy, Road Runner.
The screenwriters of Warner Bros. Animation decided they needed a new type of short, the thing that they all agreed on was a "cat-and-mouse"-like cartoon, or a cartoon with one animal chasing another. Although many things came to mind, the idea of a coyote chasing a roadrunner eventually came up. This idea eventually sparked what we know of today as one of the greatest shorts that Warner ever created, starring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.
Wile E. usually does not make a sound, unlike Road Runner, who gives off the occasional "meep, meep." Instead, Wile communicates with signs that display his emotion, such as "ouch" or "uh-oh." He has been known to talk, however, when he is around Bugs Bunny (in those cases, he was voiced by Mel Blac). He also talked in the film Adventures of the Road Runner, an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures, and a Looney Tunes web cartoon. When Wile does talk, it's usually with a British accent.