Wild Wild World
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: John W. Burton (uncredited)
Released: February 27, 1960
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Warren Batchelder
Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpré
Tom Ray
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: William Butler
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Daws Butler (uncredited)
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Cave Darroway
Preceded By: Horse Hare
Succeeded By: Goldimouse and the Three Cats
Wild Wild World (Merrie Melodies)

Wild Wild World (Merrie Melodies)

Wild Wild World is an 1960 Merrie Melodies short directed by Robert McKimson.


The title is a parody of the television series known as Wide Wide World, which was hosted by Dave Garroway.


In this cartoon, "Cave Darroway" presents a recently discovered film taken during the Cro-Magnon era. The stone age gags in the "film" predate and possibly inspired The Flintstones which made its debut in 1960. The final gag in this 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 this cartoon had already been canceled when this cartoon was released. A similar "outdated references" problem would also occur with Person to Bunny the same year; at the time that cartoon was released in theaters, Person to Person's then-previous host Edward R. Murrow was replaced by Charles Collingwood.
  • The documentary was filmed in the "Geo-Goshical Year 75,000,000 B.C." (satirizing the International Geophysical Year 1957-'58), in breathtaking Cromagnonscope.


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