History Creator / ChuckJones

16th Feb '17 2:02:28 PM NWolfman
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* AsideGlance: As a subset of breaking the fourth wall (see below).

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* AsideGlance: As a A subset of breaking his frequent fourth-wall-breaking, Jones was the fourth wall (see below).absolute master of the animated slow burn.
10th Feb '17 6:33:55 PM Prinzenick
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* Chow Hound: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.

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* Chow Hound: WesternAnimation/ChowHound: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
14th Dec '16 7:13:02 AM Prinzenick
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* Mowgli's orthers

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* Mowgli's orthers
Brorthers



** ''The Dot and the Line'' is based on the 1963 Norton Juster book ''The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics''.
** ''The Bear That Wasn't'' is based on the 1946 childrens book by Creator/FrankTashlin.

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** ''The Dot and the Line'' is based on the 1963 Norton Juster book ''The ''[[Literature/TheDotAndTheLine The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics''.
Mathematics]]''.
** ''The Bear That Wasn't'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBearThatWasnt'' is based on the 1946 childrens book by Creator/FrankTashlin.



** ''Horton Hears A Who!'': Another made-for-TV adaptation of a Dr Seuss story.

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** ''Horton Hears A Who!'': ''Literature/HortonHearsAWho'': Another made-for-TV adaptation of a Dr Seuss story.


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** ''A Cricket in Times Square'' is a made-for-TV adaptation of the 1960 George Selden book ''The Cricket in Times Square''.
14th Dec '16 7:08:09 AM Prinzenick
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** ''Tom Thumb in Trouble'', another 1940 short, is based on the English Folklore of Tom Thumb from ''The History of Tom Thumb'' (1621).



** His studio also did three made-for-TV adaptations of stories from Creator/RudyardKipling's Literature/TheJungleBook; ''Rikki-Tikki-Tavi'' (1975)
, ''The White Seal'' (1975) and ''Mowgli's Brothers'' (1976)

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** His studio also did three made-for-TV adaptations of stories from Creator/RudyardKipling's Literature/TheJungleBook; ''Rikki-Tikki-Tavi'' (1975)
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(1975), ''The White Seal'' (1975) and ''Mowgli's Brothers'' (1976)
14th Dec '16 7:06:08 AM Prinzenick
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** ''The Phantom Tollbooth'', a feature length adaptation of the 1961 book by Norton Juster.

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** ''The Phantom Tollbooth'', a feature length adaptation of the [[Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth 1961 book by Norton Juster.]]
** He was also the Executive Producer of the 1971 Creator/RichardWilliams adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol''.


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** His studio did two made-for-TV specials inspired by Johnny Gruelle's ''Literature/RaggedyAnn'' books: ''The Great Santa Claus Caper'' (1978) and ''The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile'' (1979).
14th Dec '16 7:02:11 AM Prinzenick
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** ''The Dot and the Line'' is based on the 1963 Norton Juster book ''The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics''.
** ''The Bear That Wasn't'' is based on the 1946 childrens book by Creator/FrankTashlin.


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** ''The Pogo Special Birthday Special'', a made-for-TV special based on Walt Kelly's ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' comic strip.
** ''Horton Hears A Who!'': Another made-for-TV adaptation of a Dr Seuss story.
** ''The Phantom Tollbooth'', a feature length adaptation of the 1961 book by Norton Juster.
** His studio also did three made-for-TV adaptations of stories from Creator/RudyardKipling's Literature/TheJungleBook; ''Rikki-Tikki-Tavi'' (1975)
, ''The White Seal'' (1975) and ''Mowgli's Brothers'' (1976)
** He also did a cartoon adaptation of ''Music/PeterAndTheWolf'' in 1995.
14th Dec '16 6:55:50 AM Prinzenick
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* AnimatedAdaptation: Some of his cartoons are based on pre-existing stories, mainly in his later works:
** ''The Mighty Hunters'', a 1940 Merrie Melodies short he directed, is based on James Swinnerton's ''Canyon Kiddies'' picture stories for Heart's ''Good Housekeeping'' magazine.
** ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', a made-for-TV adaptation of the classic Creator/DrSeuss story.
4th Dec '16 11:38:21 AM jedidarrick
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Post-Warner, Jones still had a few tricks up his sleeve. He went to Creator/{{MGM}} and took over the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' franchise for a time (although, due to a lower budget and Chuck's admitted lack of understanding of the characters, his ''T&J'' shorts are often criticized for not being up to either his own standards or those of [[Creator/HannaBarbera Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera]], who'd originated the series never mind that the Gene Deitch cartoons that came in between were ''deranged'' and far worse on a technical level than what Jones put out), while also creating a few memorable one-shot cartoons based on children's books, most notably the Oscar-winning "The Dot and the Line". Jones also found himself teaming up with Ted Geisel, a.k.a Creator/DrSeuss, and with the help of the voice of Creator/BorisKarloff, created the much-beloved television adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', which is still rebroadcast every holiday season on Time Warner-owned networks. He is also famous for his well-animated version of ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', making him the only ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' director to direct a feature film that wasn't a compilation of old shorts.

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Post-Warner, Jones still had a few tricks up his sleeve. He went to Creator/{{MGM}} and took over the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' franchise for a time (although, due to a lower budget and Chuck's admitted lack of understanding of the characters, his ''T&J'' shorts are often criticized for not being up to either his own standards or those of [[Creator/HannaBarbera Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera]], who'd originated the series never mind that the Gene Deitch cartoons that came in between were ''deranged'' and far worse on a technical level than what Jones put out), while also creating a few memorable one-shot cartoons based on children's books, most notably the Oscar-winning "The Dot and the Line". Jones also found himself teaming up with Ted Geisel, a.k.a Creator/DrSeuss, and with the help of the voice of Creator/BorisKarloff, created the much-beloved television adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', which is still rebroadcast every holiday season on Time Warner-owned networks. He is also famous for his well-animated version of ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', making him and Frank Tashlin the only ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' director directors to direct a feature film that wasn't a compilation of old shorts.
1st Dec '16 5:20:15 AM Prinzenick
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* AuthorAppeal: He was a big fan of classic literature, particularly the stories of Creator/MarkTwain, and it frequently shows in his works, especially in his later cartoons.
24th Nov '16 7:08:06 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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--> "In my dreams I am Bugs Bunny; when I wake up I find that I am Daffy Duck."
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