Wild Wild World

Wild Wild World is a Warner Bros. cartoon released in the Merrie Melodies series in 1960 and directed by Robert McKimson.[1] It's a parody of the television series Wide Wide World hosted by Dave Garroway. In the cartoon, "Cave Darroway" presents a recently discovered film taken during the Cro-Magnon era. The final gag in the cartoon depicts a modern elevator utilizing the primitive operational methods of the stone age elevator shown in the "film." Because of the long lead time in producing an animated cartoon, the TV program which inspired the cartoon had already been canceled when the cartoon was released. The cartoon is available on DVD as a bonus short on disc four of Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6.

Wild Wild World
Directed byRobert McKimson
Produced byJohn W. Burton, Sr.
Story byTedd Pierce
StarringMel Blanc
Daws Butler
Music byMilt Franklyn
Animation byGeorge Grandpre
Ted Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
Tom Ray
Layouts byRobert Gribbroek
Backgrounds byWilliam Butler
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
February 27, 1960 (US)
Running time

The documentary was filmed in the "Geo-Goshical Year 75,000,000 B.C." (satirizing the International Geophysical Year 1957-'58), in breathtaking Cromagnonscope. Cromagnonscope last appeared in the cartoon Pre-Hysterical Hare.


  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 323. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.

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