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  Chuck Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912–February 22, 2002) 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 Brothers cartoon studio.
Jones was born in Spokane, Washington, and later moved with his parents and three siblings to the Los Angeles, California area.
Jones credits this cartoon as the film where he "learned how to be funny." The Dover Boys is also one of the first uses of Stylized animation in American film, breaking away from the more realistic animation styles influenced by the Disney Studio.
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Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912 - February 22, 2002) was an American artist and director of animated films, most memorably for the Warner Brothers movie studio.
Often slow-moving and overbearing with "cuteness," Jones' cartoons seemed to be an attempt to follow in the footsteps of Walt Disney (especially with such cartoons as Tom Thumb in Trouble and the Sniffles cartoons), until he broke new ground with the cartoon The Dover Boys in 1942.
Jones credits this cartoon as the film where he "learned how to be funny." The cartoon is also seen as one of the first major attempts in animation to break away from the style of ultra-"realism" in animation.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chuck_jones.html   (699 words)

  
 MichaelBarrier.com -- Funnyworld Revisited: Chuck Jones Interview
Chuck Jones in a late-sixties MGM publicity photo, as he appeared at the time of the interview for Funnyworld.
Jones: I can envisage several areas where I’m sure it would be useful, just as Xerox is. For example, in One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), they had a hundred and one dogs, and in a couple of shots there were acres and aces of puppies.
Jones: The most neglected aspect, and the saddest thing now, is that there are only two studios, this one and Disney's, that are utilizing the talents of full animators, journeyman animators, in the proudest sense of the term.
www.michaelbarrier.com /Funnyworld/jones/interview_chuck_jones.htm   (12053 words)

  
 Happy Birthday, Chuck Jones!
Chuck Jones closed the evening on stage, sharing memories of his career in animation.
In our interview, Chuck Jones responded enthusiastically to Animation World Magazine's question: "Based on your years of experience in animation, what would you like to say to the young aspiring talent coming into the industry?" Chuck Jones stressed the importance of both life drawing and reading, while studying to be an animator.
Chuck Jones began his career in 1932 as an animation cel washer at Ubbe Iwerks Studio, after graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts).
www.awn.com /mag/issue2.7/2.7pages/2.7jacksonjones.html   (1124 words)

  
 Chicago Reader Movie Review
Most Jones proponents argue that these cartoons are suited to the sophisticated tastes of adults, but I think something is lost by not taking into account the original intended audience: children.
Viewing a Jones masterpiece simultaneously evokes the childhood experience of helpless laughter (given the rapid-fire pace of gags) and calls into question the solidity and stability of the world as the ground seems to literally shift under you.
Jones sometimes expresses the control theme in the language of his cartoons.
www.chireader.com /movies/archives/2001/0103/010302_3.html   (1554 words)

  
 Chuck Jones - A Man for All Seasons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jones' credit as a director was that he allowed each member of his team to display their talents.
Jones didn't direct as much as he orchestrated, enabling each team member to create and express their ideas while still keeping them within the framework of the story and characters.
It should not be taken that all Jones did was sit back and point, on the contrary he was an accomplished artist who broke into animation as a cel washer; it's important because it shows that he indeed knew the business from the bottom up.
www.digitalmediafx.com /Features/chuckjones.html   (1834 words)

  
 Times Community Newspapers - Obituaries - 07/07/2005 - Planning commissioner Chuck Jones killed in crash
As a developer and conservation advocate, Jones, a 34-year Loudoun resident, was heavily involved in planning the future of one of Loudoun's most precious commodities: the land.
According to Horne, Jones' experience as a developer gave him valuable insights into the long-term land-use issues he addressed as a planning commissioner in the 2005 Town Plan and in his pursuit of joint planning with the county for the Joint Land Management Area south of town.
Walker said Jones had been so instrumental in motivating the town center project that she had hoped to ask him to speak at the town center groundbreaking ceremony July 25.
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 Chuck Jones - 1912-2002
Chuck Jones not only created characters for Warner Bros. such as Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepe le Pew, and Marvin the Martian, but he also significantly defined the personalities of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Elmer Fudd into the multi-faceted individuals everyone embraces them as.
Chuck had become a living legend, and everyone in Hollywood was clamoring to work with him.
Chuck said a few of the same things he always mentions in interviews, such as the differences between how we relate to Bugs and Daffy.
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 Chuck Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chuck Jones - Chuck retired from the U.S. Army in 1998, and began a career in civilian Law Enforcement.
Chuck held the Chief of Police position for Sterling, Oklahoma until September of 2000, at which time he went to work as an investigator for the Comanche County Sheriff's Department.
Chuck is currently the director of the emergency 911 system for Comanche County Oklahoma.
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 Great Performances - Chuck Jones Biography
A legend of the golden age of animation, Charles Martin ("Chuck") Jones was born on September 21, 1912, in Spokane, Washington.
His 1989 autobiography, CHUCK AMUCK, is in its fifth printing and was published in paperback in 1990, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Chuck Jones died at his home in California on Friday, February 22, 2002 at the age of 89.
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 Chuck Jones
Jones was not, of course, the pure author of his own fate, no matter how he toyed with the lives of his characters.
Like the rest of us, Chuck Jones, the man, was born at a definite date into a mortal body; one destined to die at an equally definite time and place.
Jones' characters were thus designed knowingly as virtual avatars of his own unknown life: their possibility was usually found in some intimate impossibility he would discover within himself, some fragment of himself that he would see escaping himself in the mirror.
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 Guardian Unlimited Film | News | Obituary: Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones, who has died aged 89, once asked whether it was Lyonel Feininger or Kandinsky who said that an artist takes a dot out for a walk.
Jones was born in Spokane, Washington, but brought up in California where his father, who "loved his children but hated having a family", tried innumerable get-rich-quick schemes.
Come 1955, and Jones worked for several, uncredited months on Disney's Sleeping Beauty, as Warners, "responding to the obvious logic that all films would soon be 3D and that all babies would be born with one green and one red retina", closed their cartoon plant.
film.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/Guardian/0,4029,656756,00.html   (1053 words)

  
 Salon.com ent | What's up, Chuck?
The legacy of Chuck Jones, the most celebrated director in cartoon history, is as overinflated as an Acme balloon.
The man behind the cartoon was the celebrated Chuck Jones, the director of great WB animated shorts and the creator of the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe Le Pew and that now-ubiquitous singing amphibian, Michigan J. Frog.
Jones had a golden decade at WB ending in the mid-'50s, but the rest of his career never lived up to that period.
www.salon.com /ent/feature/2000/06/06/chuck_jones   (831 words)

  
 Chuck Jones Biography
Chuck Jones passed away 2/22/02 at the age of 89 following several months of poor health.
Promoted to Director in 1938, Jones was instrumental in developing Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Daffy Duck as well as setting the fast-paced tone of Warner Bros. cartoons in general.
Jones also opened his own company, Chuck Jones Enterprises, in 1962, producing nine 30-minute animated films.
www.animationusa.com /resources/aboutjones.html   (658 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Chuck Jones exhibition
The Art of Chuck Jones exhibition at the Animation Gallery in London co-incides with the 65th anniversary of Bugs Bunny, on which he became chief animator.
Chuck Jones, who was born in 1912, signed a contract at the age of 85 to supervise Warner Bros animation department.
Chuck Jones was presented with an honorary Academy Award in 1996 for "for the creation of classic cartoons and cartoon characters whose animated lives have brought joy to our real ones for more than a half century".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_pictures/4341683.stm   (248 words)

  
 Salon.com ent | What's up, Chuck?
While Jones in his prime had usually been careful not to let Bugs heckle anyone without sufficient provocation ("Without such threats," he wrote, "Bugs is far too capable a rabbit to evoke the necessary sympathy"), he would also let Bugs inflict a lot of hilarious, gleeful damage once provoked.
Perhaps Jones' most disappointing project from the MGM period was his 1971 TV special based on Walt Kelly's great comic strip, "Pogo." Kelly's work, with its combination of satire and slapstick, seemed ideal for animation, and the Chuck Jones of 1950 might have been perfect for the project.
The Chuck Jones of 1971 was another matter, and even though Kelly was credited with the script and some of the voice work, he was reportedly displeased with Jones' finished product.
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 BBC News | AMERICAS | Hollywood mourns cartoon legend
A family statement said that Mr Jones' wife Marian was at his side in their home in the town of Corona del Mar when he died.
Born in 1912 in Spokane, Washington state, Chuck Jones' first experiences of Hollywood were as a child actor in silent films.
In contrast to the often sentimental world of Disney, Jones' cartoons gave a wit and dark humour to their two-dimensional characters, which were often aimed as much at adults as they were at children.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1837176.stm   (391 words)

  
 TIME.com: That Old Feeling: Remembering Chuck Jones -- Page 1
Chuck Jones was a genius of comic movement and dialogue, and a genuine animator —; he breathed soul into his creatures.
Jones swore that the Warners believed their unit was the Mickey Mouse house — "and when he found out we weren't, he closed us down." This was in 1963; after a quarter century directing terrific, profitable, studio-defining films, Jones was earning all of $37,500 a year.
The writer was Jones' all-time hero and an evident model for his life and career — ornery, independent, compassionate, unswayed by flattery but generous to flatterers and critics alike — though Chuck's humor was all his own.
www.time.com /time/sampler/article/0,8599,212624,00.html   (2638 words)

  
 CNN.com - Cartoon legend Chuck Jones dies - February 23, 2002
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Chuck Jones, creator of some of Warner Bros.' most famous characters including the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and Pepe Le Pew, died Friday at the age of 89, the Orange County Coroner's office said.
A statement from Linda Jones Enterprises, Jones' daughter's company, said the animator died at home with his wife of 20 years, Marian, by his side.
Born September 21, 1912 in Spokane, Washington, Jones grew up in Hollywood, where he observed Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton while working as a child extra in silent comedies.
www.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/22/chuck.jones.obit   (321 words)

  
 Great Performances . Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation | PBS
With a personality as engaging as the characters he brought to the screen, legendary animator Chuck Jones takes viewers behind the scenes to reveal the originality and artistry of his timeless cartoon creations.
We are saddened to report that Chuck Jones died at his home in California on Friday, February 22, 2002 at the age of 89.
Chuck Jones attends an exhibition at one of his galleries.
www.pbs.org /wnet/gperf/shows/chuckjones.html   (302 words)

  
 Animation great Chuck Jones dies at age 89
Jones was born Sept. 21, 1912, and entered the fledgling animation industry in 1932 as a cel washer at Ubbe Iwerks Studio after graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts).
Jones is a true icon of creativity by directing such mini-epics as "What's Opera, Doc?" (1957), which featured a Wagnerian Elmer Fudd invoking the great elements against a cunning Bugs Bunny.
Jones created over 300 animated films in his career and won four Academy Awards, including an honorary Oscar in 1996.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /hollywoodreporter/film/brief_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1352586   (475 words)

  
 Chuck Jones Biography At DVDwolf.com
Jones worked on more than 300 animated films in a career that spanned more than 60 years.
His autobiography, Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, was published in 1989, followed two years later by a second book, Chuck Reducks.
In 1997, at the age of 85, Chuck signed a long term contract with Warner Bros. to supervise the animation department.
www.dvdwolf.com /Biographies/J/Chuck_Jones.html   (609 words)

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