History Creator / ChuckJones

7th Feb '16 2:47:12 PM nombretomado
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During TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, Chuck began working as a cel washer for UbIwerks before working his way up the corporate ladder so to speak, being mentored by the likes of Creator/TexAvery and Creator/FrizFreleng and animating for Creator/BobClampett. In 1938, he finally received a shot at directing a cartoon, inheriting the crew of the recently departed Creator/FrankTashlin. His early work mirrored Creator/WaltDisney's ''Silly Symphonies'' in content and tone, heavy on childlike fantasy and completely lacking in comedy; many featured the ever-so-cute Sniffles the Mouse as the main character. After a few years at Warner Bros. he would eventually GrowTheBeard and adopt the more humorous and zany style of his contemporaries at Warner. Sniffles would become a bit of a cute ScrewySquirrel with an uncontrollable MotorMouth before Chuck ended his series and began writing for other characters, eventually inheriting Bugs, Daffy and the rest of the more famous ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''Merrie Melodies'' characters.
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During TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, Chuck began working as a cel washer for UbIwerks before working his way up the corporate ladder so to speak, being mentored by the likes of Creator/TexAvery and Creator/FrizFreleng and animating for Creator/BobClampett. In 1938, he finally received a shot at directing a cartoon, inheriting the crew of the recently departed Creator/FrankTashlin. His early work mirrored Creator/WaltDisney's ''Silly Symphonies'' in content and tone, heavy on childlike fantasy and completely lacking in comedy; many featured the ever-so-cute Sniffles the Mouse as the main character. After a few years at Warner Bros. he would eventually GrowTheBeard and adopt the more humorous and zany style of his contemporaries at Warner. Sniffles would become a bit of a cute ScrewySquirrel with an uncontrollable MotorMouth before Chuck ended his series and began writing for other characters, eventually inheriting Bugs, Daffy and the rest of the more famous ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''Merrie Melodies'' characters.
4th Feb '16 10:46:59 AM Homemaderat
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Chuck Jones stated in his autobiography ''Chuck Amuck'' that Pepe Le Pew was based on cartoon writer Tedd Pierce, who was considered a total CasanovaWannabe who partied all night, then went to work the next day without showering or bathing and wrote off women rejecting him as "She's flirting" or "She's playing hard to get." Also, according to the documentary, ''Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens: A Life in Animation'', Jones himself said that Pepe Le Pew was based on his own insecurities and failures at getting women when he was younger.
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Chuck Jones stated in his autobiography ''Chuck Amuck'' that Pepe Le Pew was based on cartoon writer Tedd Pierce, who was considered a total CasanovaWannabe who partied all night, then went to work the next day without showering or bathing and wrote off women rejecting him as "She's flirting" or "She's playing hard to get." Also, according to the documentary, ''Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens: A Life in Animation'', Jones himself said that Pepe Le Pew was based on his own insecurities and failures at getting women when he was younger. Michael Maltese has fielded inquires in some interviews on subjects like this pointing against some of Jones' inconsistencies over his story changing over the years.
25th Jan '16 8:03:01 AM Mdumas43073
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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Quite a lot, among them [[WesternAnimation/FeedTheKitty Pussyfoot the kitten]], Kotick the white seal pup, [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Cindy-Lou Who]] and more.
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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Quite a lot, among them few, including [[WesternAnimation/FeedTheKitty Pussyfoot the kitten]], Playboy Penguin, Kotick the white seal pup, [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Cindy-Lou Who]] Who]], and more.
25th Jan '16 8:00:58 AM Mdumas43073
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* FriendlyRivalry: With his fellow WB animation directors, most notably Creator/BobClampett. ** FandomRivalry: Fans of Clampett find Jones's work too controlled, while fans of Jones find Clampett's to be too anarchistic. ** The rivalry with Clampett became decidedly less friendly when the two had a personal falling-out in the late '70s, after Clampett gave an interview claiming to be the sole creator of Bugs Bunny. ** Jones clearly regarded Creator/WaltDisney highly, being influenced by the man and working at [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' for four months before he was convinced to return to Warner; he would work with Disney a second time on the famous "Dueling Pianos" sequence in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', though he was far from fond of this result.

* TheRival: To his fellow WB animation directors, most notably Creator/BobClampett. ** FandomRivalry: Fans of Clampett find Jones's work too controlled, while fans of Jones find Clampett's to be too anarchistic. ** It doesn't help that the two had a personal falling-out in the late '70s, after Clampett gave an interview claiming to be the sole creator of Bugs Bunny. ** FriendlyEnemies: Jones clearly regarded Creator/WaltDisney highly, being influenced by the man and working at [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' for four months before he was convinced to return to Warner; he would work with Disney a second time on the famous "Dueling Pianos" sequence in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', though he was far from fond of this result.
25th Jan '16 7:58:22 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheRival: To fellow WB animation director Creator/BobClampett.
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* TheRival: To his fellow WB animation director directors, most notably Creator/BobClampett.

** It doesn't help that the two had a falling out in the late '70s after Clampett gave an interview claiming to be the sole creator of Bugs Bunny.
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** It doesn't help that the two had a falling out personal falling-out in the late '70s '70s, after Clampett gave an interview claiming to be the sole creator of Bugs Bunny.
25th Jan '16 7:55:36 AM Mdumas43073
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Jones's later projects came less frequently. He produced several TV specials in the '70s such as three hailed adaptations of stories from Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', tried his hand at NewspaperComics with the short-lived strip ''Crawford'', storyboarded a bit for ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (something else he came to hate), and helmed several Looney Tunes revival shorts such as "Chariots of Fur" and "Superior Duck". He started inking and painting cels as collectibles and sold at various venues. His absolute last project would be the UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash web series ''WebAnimation/TimberWolf'', hosted on the Warner Bros. official site.
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Jones's later projects came less frequently. He produced several TV specials in the '70s such as three hailed adaptations of stories from Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', tried his hand at NewspaperComics with the short-lived strip ''Crawford'', storyboarded a bit for ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (something else he came to hate), and helmed several Looney Tunes ''Looney Tunes'' revival shorts such as "Chariots of Fur" and "Superior Duck". He started inking and painting cels as collectibles and sold at various venues. His absolute last project would be the UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash web series ''WebAnimation/TimberWolf'', hosted on the Warner Bros. official site.

* TheRival: To fellow animators Creator/BobClampett and Creator/WaltDisney.
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* TheRival: To fellow animators Creator/BobClampett and Creator/WaltDisney.WB animation director Creator/BobClampett.

** FriendlyEnemies: Clearly regarded Walt highly, being influenced by the man and working at [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' for four months before he was convinced to return to Warner; he would work with Disney a second time on the famous "Dueling Pianos" sequence in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', though he was far from fond of this result.
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** FriendlyEnemies: Clearly Jones clearly regarded Walt Creator/WaltDisney highly, being influenced by the man and working at [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' for four months before he was convinced to return to Warner; he would work with Disney a second time on the famous "Dueling Pianos" sequence in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', though he was far from fond of this result.
29th Dec '15 5:48:44 AM Prinzenick
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* BookEnds: His first cartoon, "The Night Watchman" (1938) has the opening titles set to the overture to Tannhäuser. Almost two decades later, "What's Opera, Doc?" (1957), which he and many consider to be his greatest film, ends with the exact same music cue from the Tannhauser overture.
17th Dec '15 10:18:53 AM Morgenthaler
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Jones's later projects came less frequently. He produced several TV specials in the '70s such as three hailed adaptations of stories from Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', tried his hand at NewspaperComics with the short-lived strip ''Crawford'', storyboarded a bit for ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (something else he came to hate), and helmed several Looney Tunes revival shorts such as "Chariots of Fur" and "Superior Duck". He started inking and painting cels as collectibles and sold at various venues. His absolute last project would be the UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash web series ''WebOriginal/TimberWolf'', hosted on the Warner Bros. official site.
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Jones's later projects came less frequently. He produced several TV specials in the '70s such as three hailed adaptations of stories from Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', tried his hand at NewspaperComics with the short-lived strip ''Crawford'', storyboarded a bit for ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (something else he came to hate), and helmed several Looney Tunes revival shorts such as "Chariots of Fur" and "Superior Duck". He started inking and painting cels as collectibles and sold at various venues. His absolute last project would be the UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash web series ''WebOriginal/TimberWolf'', ''WebAnimation/TimberWolf'', hosted on the Warner Bros. official site.
6th Dec '15 5:24:33 AM Prinzenick
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* WildTake: His cartoons very rarely use them. Chuck admitted in his biography that he only allowed himself to draw one wild take per year, on his birthday.
4th Dec '15 9:37:42 AM jamespolk
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* Dripalong Daffy: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
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* Dripalong Daffy: WesternAnimation/DripAlongDaffy: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
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