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Chuck Jones

By: Iman Heikal

        As the most celebrated director in the history of animation, Chuck Jones' masterpieces starring the Warner Bros. cast of characters, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner (among others) have taken their rightful place among America's most cherished cinematic treasures. After graduating from Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts), Jones found work in an emerging animation industry, first with Ub Iwerks Studio, then Leon Schlesinger Productions, and in 1939 became the youngest director at Warner Bros. He remained there until the animation department was closed down in 1962, after which he worked with MGM Studios, and later directed nine half hour TV specials with his own Chuck Jones Enterprises. In a career that spanned almost seventy years, Jones made over 250 films, won four Academy Awards, and was nominated for six others. Jones' razor-sharp eye for character movement, his legendary sense of timing, and his beguilingly irreverent wit have combined to create some of the classic cartoons of all time, including these classic films released by Warner Bros.: Bully for Bugs, Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century, Duck Amuck, Rabbit Seasoning, The Scarlet Pumpernickel, Robin Hood Daffy, A Scent of the Matterhorn, and Feed The Kitty.

      I Chose Chuck Jones because I used to love the looney tunes as a kid and i thought it would be interesting to research about him. Chuck Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio.