Chuck Jones: The Evolution of an Artist

Chuck Jones directed more than 200 cartoons for Warner Bros. You watched them over and over: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Roadrunner, Pepe le Pew. Here we have a chance to see those wonderful characters again and learn about their motivations, personalities, and how they managed to give us so many laughs. There’s a lot more going on than you realized as a child watching cartoons.

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Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting (previously at Neatorama) takes a look at how legendary animator Chuck Jones crafted his wacky cartoons. -via Metafilter


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I think he was named Chuck 'M' Jones? Anyway, I was a big fan of his. I always loved his attention to detail. He was the one who always insisted on realism so when the coyote is standing on the top of a cliff you see small little pebbles coming loose from around his feet and them tumbling over the side of the rock wall only to fall far below and we hear the small little tinkle of noise or a puff of smoke come up high enough for we viewers to see it. Not like the cartoons of poorer quality which became a drivel of characters running past the same backdrop for 30 seconds with no variation whatsoever. Bless his heart. He made me love his cartoons.
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Can't help but wonder how Chuck Jones gets so much credit, when Friz Freleng did most all the best WB cartoons that I can remember.

"Freleng introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, and Speedy Gonzales. He directed more cartoons than any other director in the studio (a total of 266), and is also the most honored of the Warner directors, having won four Academy Awards."
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