Sometimes following the rules is more fun.
This isn't going to end well, bud. (Warner Brothers)
Yesterday, director Amos Posner tweeted a page from Chuck Jones's memoir Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist. Jones was an animator for Warner Brothers, and the man behind many of your favorite Looney Tunes characters.
Two of those characters were Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, and in his book, Jones lays out the nine rules he always followed when animating the pair.
Still obsessed with Chuck Jones' coyote/roadrunner rules. Awesome to so clearly, concisely define your characters. pic.twitter.com/MRd4zguD93
— Amos Posner (@AmosPosner) March 4, 2015
After Posner tweeted the list, it quickly spread.
Jones's story checks out: