Road Runner/Coyote Cartoons Were Created With A Very Strict Set Of Rules

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Chuck Jones was a highly influential animator who did a great deal of work on "Looney Tunes."

Some of his best work came when he was directing The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote segments.

That might have to do with the fact that Jones had a strict set of rules he followed when working on these short cartoons.

Film director Amos Posner tweeted out a photo of these rules, which he took at the "What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones" exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.

The rules show how disciplined Jones was in his animating. Because of these guidelines, The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote bits were always consistent and hilarious.

If you're an aspiring writer, this is a good reminder of the need to have a clear understanding of your characters and the worlds they inhabit.

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

Citations: Chuck Jones Rules for Writing Road Runner Cartoons (Mental Floss)