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This book shows the wonderful life of the famous animator, Chuck Jones!

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The Marvelous Animator, Chuck Jones:Joe Jeni Varghese 2nd Period DGA

Why I Chose Chuck Jones?

I chose Chuck Jones because not only is he an incredible animator with unique techniques,but he has animated many cartoon shows and movies.Some of them are Looney Tunes,The Phantom Tollbooth,One Froggy Evening, and Duck Amuck.These are some of his animation brilliance,but with his creativity and brilliance he has created many other animations.



Here is a brief summary about Chuck...

 The Road Runner moves so swiftly away from the clutches of Wile E. Coyote that it’s easy to forget that both characters. Both of these characters chuck has created to show a fun and humorous cartoon for children watching.

Chuck Jones signed on as an animator with Warner Bros in 1993. He animated lots of cartoon including Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies film series at Warner Bros. studios.He is a fun and exciting animator who uses a variety of animation techniques to make his animation marvelous and fun.Chuck is experienced and well known in animation making him a huge danger to other animators out there. I chose him to learn about his life as an animator, and how he overcame challenges to reach his path of animation glory!

Background Information about Chuck Jones!

Born on September 21, 1912 in Spokane, Washington, Jones grew up in Hollywood where he observed the talents of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. After graduating from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles (now California Institute of the Arts) Jones drew pencil portraits for a dollar a piece on Olvera Street. Then, in 1932, he got his first job in the fledgling animation industry as a cel washer for former Disney animator, Ubbe Iwerks. It was at Iwerks Productions that he met Dorothy Webster, to whom he was married in 1932.

In 1936 Jones was hired by Friz Freleng as an animator for the Leon Schlesinger Studio (later sold to Warner Bros.). Jones admired and revered Freleng for the rest of his life.

In 1937 his daughter, Linda, was born, and in 1938 he directed his first film, The Night Watchman.

He worked with and for directors Tex Avery and Bob Clampett until the early forties when they left the studio, and for the remainder of his years at Warner Bros. he worked  with directors Friz Freleng and Robert McKimson. He remained at Warner Bros. until the studio was closed in 1962.

Biography Of Chuck Jones

ChuckJones died at the age of 89 in February 2002, but he leaves a legacy of brilliance, comedy, joy, color, and laughter that will live on forever.

Biography Part 2!

Jones moved to MGM Studios, where he created new episodes from the Tom and Jerry cartoon series. While there, in addition to The Phantom Tollbooth and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jones directed the Academy Award-winning film, The Dot and the Line.

Jones established his own production company, Chuck Jones Enterprises, in 1962 and produced nine half-hour animated films for television including Rudyard Kipling’s Rikki Tikki Tavi, Mowgli’s Brothers, and The White Seal.

After the death of his first wife, Jones met and married the love of his life, Marian Dern, who remained his best friend, lover and companion for the rest of his life.

In the late 70s Jones and his daughter, Linda, pioneered a continuing art business featuring limited edition images created by Jones depicting scenes from his most enduring cartoons. He continued to support his daughter’s business, generously making appearances, drawings, and paintings, in addition to signing countless editions of images, which continue to delight collectors and fans worldwide.

One of his films, the Wagnerian mini epic, What’s Opera, Doc? was inducted into the National Film Registry for being “among the most culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant films of our time.”

In recent years, Jones’ work has been honored at film festivals and museums throughout the world, including a one-man retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His autobiography, Chuck Amuck, appeared in 1989, now in its fifth printing. Chuck Reducks: Drawing From the Fun Side of Life, his follow-up to the first book, was published in 1996.

In 2000, Jones established the Chuck Jones Foundation [now the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity], designed to recognize, support and inspire continued excellence in art and the art of classic character animation.

Famous Characters Chuck Jones created!

Awards Chuck Jones has won!

Chuck Jones has won many awards in his animation career.Here are some of his awards!

  • Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated)-1966
  • Academy Honorary Award - 1996
  • DGA Honorary Life Member Award - 1996

Resource/Citation Pages!



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"Animation isnt the illusion of life;It is life..." -Chuck Jones