Chuck Jones


Bugs Bunny
(Movies & TV)
Friz Freleng
(Movies & TV)
Michael Maltese
(Visual Arts)
Tex Avery
(Movies & TV)
Warner Bros.
(Media and Entertainment)
Looney Tunes
(Media and Entertainment)

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Chuck Jones

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Chuck Jones

Animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros add

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1912, deceased in 2002.

Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (10%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bugs Bunny, Friz Freleng, Michael Maltese

Linked to: Walt Disney Pictures, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Chouinard Art Institute, Honorary Academy Award




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Chuck Jones was born in 1912 add something


In his autobiography, "Chuck Amuck", Jones credits his artistic bent to circumstances surrounding his father, who was an unsuccessful businessman in California in the 1920s add something


Many of Jones' cartoons of the 1930s and early 1940s were lavishly animated, but audiences and fellow Schlesinger staff members found them lacking in genuine humor add something


In 1935, he was promoted to animator, and assigned to work with new Schlesinger director Tex Avery add something


When Clampett was promoted to director in 1937, Jones was assigned to his unit; the Clampett unit was briefly assigned to work with Jones' old employer, Ub Iwerks, when Iwerks subcontracted four cartoons to Schlesinger in 1937 add something


Jones became a director himself in 1938 when Frank Tashlin left the studio add something


Bugs Bunny - Several Chuck Jones shorts in the late 1940s and 1950s depict Bugs travelling via cross-country tunnel-digging, ending up in places as varied as Mexico , the Himalayas and Antarctica all because he "shoulda taken that left toin at Albukoikee


Jones finally left traditional animation conventions with the cartoon "The Dover Boys" in 1942 add something


Also, during World War II, Jones directed such shorts as "The Weakly Reporter", a 1944 short that related to shortages and rationing on the home front add something


Kent Rogers - He provided the voice of Junior Bear in "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears", the initial 1944 entry of Chuck Jones' The Three Bears series, and the original voice of Henery Hawk in The Squawkin' Hawk


Robert Gribbroek - He was first credited in Chuck Jones' "Lost and Foundling" , and he worked mainly for Jones until 1952 when he joined Robert McKimson's unit


Shamus Culhane - Later in his career, Culhane worked briefly in Chuck Jones's unit at Warner Bros, before moving on to being a director for Lantz, where he helmed Woody Woodpecker's 1944 classic, "The Barber of Seville", the cartoon famous for one of the first uses of fast cutting, after taking the idea from Sergei Eisenstein


Charles Boyer - Boyer's role as Pepe Le Moko was already world famous when animator Chuck Jones based the character of Pepe le Pew, the romantic skunk introduced in 1945's "Odor-able Kitty", on Boyer and his most well-known performance


Michael Maltese - He first worked for Freleng until 1945, but after that he worked mostly for Chuck Jones, contributing stories to other directors at times


Leopold Stokowski - There was a 1949 cartoon spoof of Stokowski at the Bowl with Bugs Bunny playing the conductor in "Long-Haired Hare" by Chuck Jones


In 1950, Jones and Maltese began working on "Rabbit Fire", a short that has changed Daffy Duck's personality forever add something


Jones remained at Warner Bros. throughout the 1950s, except for a brief period in 1953 when Warner closed the animation studio add something


Milt Franklyn - Among the songs Franklyn is said to have composed with director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese is "The Michigan Rag" for the 1955 cartoon "One Froggy Evening", featuring Michigan J. Frog


UPA completed the film and made it available for distribution in 1962; it was picked up by Warner Bros add something


Cartoons studio was closed in early 1963 add something


In 1963, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contracted with Sib Tower 12 to have Jones and his staff produce new "Tom and Jerry" cartoons as well as a Television adaptation of all Tom and Jerry theatricals produced to that date add something


Robert Morley - He narrated the Chuck Jones *award-winning 1965 cartoon The Dot and the Line, a 10-minute animated short film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


Jones co-directed 1969's "The Pogo Special Birthday Special", based on the Walt Kelly comic strip, and voiced the characters of Porky Pine and Bun Rab. It was at this point that he decided to start 'ST Incorporated' add something


MGM closed the animation division in 1970, and Jones once again started his own studio, Chuck Jones Productions add something


He produced a Saturday morning children's TV series for the American Broadcasting Company called "The Curiosity Shop" in 1971 add something


In 1973, he produced an animated version of the George Selden book "The Cricket in Times Square", and would go on to produce two sequels add something


On December 11, 1975, shortly after the release of Bugs Bunny Superstar, which prominently featured Bob Clampett, Jones wrote a letter to Tex Avery, accusing Clampett of taking credit for ideas that were not his add something


Jones resumed working with Warner Bros. in 1976 with the animated TV adaptation of "The Carnival of the Animals" with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck add something


From 1977-1978, Jones wrote and drew the syndicated comic strip "Crawford" for the Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate add something


In 1978, Jones' wife Dorothy died; three years later, he married Marian Dern, the writer of the comic strip "Rick O'Shay" add something


Through the 1980s and 1990s, Jones was painting cartoon and parody art, sold through animation galleries by his daughter's company, Linda Jones Enterprises add something


Film Roman - Phil Roman, veteran alumnus of Chuck Jones Enterprises and Bill Melendez Productions, originally founded Film Roman in 1984 as a means to continue the production of the "Garfield" series of animated prime time television specials, since Melendez's own studio was unable to work on both the "Garfield" and "Peanuts" series of specials


In 1988, Jones contributed to the creation of London's Museum of the Moving Image by spending several days working high on scaffolding creating a chase sequence directly onto the high walls of the museum add something


Larry Auerbach - Auerbach received the DGA's Robert B. Aldrich Award in 1991, and was named a DGA Honorary Life Member in 2004, joining a small, elite group that includes Charles Chaplin, David Lean, Frank Capra, Walt Disney, Darryl F. Zanuck, Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, Lew Wasserman, Elia Kazan, Chuck Jones, Joseph_L._Mankiewicz and Jack Valenti


He received an honorary degree from Oglethorpe University in 1993 add something


Jones did produce a few more Looney Tunes-based and non-related cartoons, a noticeable one being "Chariots of Fur", his final Road Runner cartoon, in 1994 add something


The cartoon was dedicated to Friz Freleng, who had passed on in 1995 add something


Jones' final Looney Tunes cartoon was "From Hare to Eternity" in 1996, which starred Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam, with Greg Burson voicing Bugs add something


Bugs Bunny - Burson next voiced Bugs in the 1996 short "From Hare to Eternity"; the short is notable for being dedicated to the deceased Friz Freleng, and for being the final "Looney Tunes" cartoon that Chuck Jones directed


Greg Burson - Burson voiced Bugs in the 1996 short "From Hare to Eternity", which is notable for being dedicated to the memory of the then-recently deceased Friz Freleng, and for being the final "Looney Tunes" cartoon that Chuck Jones directed


From 2001 - 2002 Cartoon Network aired "The Chuck Jones Show" which features shorts directed by him add something


Jones, the second to last surviving animation director from the "Termite Terrace" days of the WB cartoons, died of heart failure in 2002 add something

Chuck Jones died in 2002 add something


Hayao Miyazaki - In July 2004, Miyazaki completed production on "Howl's Moving Castle", based on Diana Wynne Jones' 1986 fantasy novel of the same name


IDW collected Jones' strip in 2011 as part of their Library of American Comic Strips add something


Jones' life and legacy were celebrated January 12, 2012 with the official grand opening of "The Chuck Jones Experience" at Circus Circus Las Vegas add something


Jones was one of the artists photographed in his studio for "The Artist Within: Book 2: Behind the Lines" by photographer Greg Preston, published in 2017 add something