History Creator / ChuckJones

22nd Jun '16 4:16:15 AM Adept
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* Inki and the Mynah Bird: Third appearance of Inki. Animator ShamusCulhane contributed much animation to this short.
* Coming Snafu: A promo for the PrivateSnafu shorts.
* Spies: A PrivateSnafu short.

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* Inki and the Mynah Bird: Third appearance of Inki. Animator ShamusCulhane Creator/ShamusCulhane contributed much animation to this short.
* Coming Snafu: A promo for the PrivateSnafu Private Snafu shorts.
* Spies: A PrivateSnafu Private Snafu short.



* Mop Up (How to get a Fat Jap out of a cave): A PrivateSnafu short that was planned, but never finished.

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* Mop Up (How to get a Fat Jap out of a cave): A PrivateSnafu Private Snafu short that was planned, but never finished.
7th Apr '16 3:49:49 AM tenryufan
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* FollowTheLeader: As mentioned already, he was heavily influenced by Disney in his early directing years, but feared that he could never get a job at Disney's due to them only wanting fresh recruits at the time[[labelnote:]] HilariousInHindsight when you know that he ''did'' briefly join Disney for a few months in 1954, only to leave soon after because he couldn't stand the lack of creative control there[[/labelnote]], so he just did his own take on what he ''thought'' was the Disney style in his early cartoons. Strangely, he would return to more Disney-like storytelling in his later years with shorts like "Nelly's Folly" and TV specials like "The White Seal", now a much wiser, more skilled man than he was in his early days, resulting in actually hitting the mark.



* 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.
** Chuck Jones also based Daffy's JerkAss persona on himself, as he liked to portray Bugs as a winner and Daffy as a loser. He explained that Bugs was the person he ''wanted'' to be, but Daffy was who he "feared he was".
** The short "A Bear for Punishment" is based on his own experiences on Father's Day.
** Some of the catch phrases and other mannerisms of his characters were likewise copied from the animators/studio execs he worked around. Daffy and Sylvester's lisping, Yosemite Sam's temper, Daffy's disgusted "Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin!" in ''WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck'', the list goes on and on.
27th Mar '16 5:03:34 AM MacronNotes
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Jones' time at Warner Bros. ended rather abruptly when it was discovered he had violated his exclusive contract a violation that was discovered by him leaving his name on an offending independent project that was ultimately shopped to the studio, that being the [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]] feature ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree''. Earlier, during Warner's temporary shutdown of its cartoon studio in 1953 as it hopped on the ThreeDMovie fad, Jones had spent four months at Creator/{{Disney}}, where he chafed under the studio's rigidly hierarchical structure and made no real contributions save for some minor uncredited work on ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.

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Jones' time at Warner Bros. ended rather abruptly when it was discovered he had violated his exclusive contract a violation that was discovered by him leaving his name on an offending independent project that was ultimately shopped to the studio, that being the [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]] feature ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree''. Earlier, during Warner's temporary shutdown of its cartoon studio in 1953 as it hopped on the ThreeDMovie UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie fad, Jones had spent four months at Creator/{{Disney}}, where he chafed under the studio's rigidly hierarchical structure and made no real contributions save for some minor uncredited work on ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.
25th Feb '16 10:57:22 AM Spanks
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* Much Ado About Nutting: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.

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* Much Ado About Nutting: One of WesternAnimation/MuchAdoAboutNutting: Ranked #59 in Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
23rd Feb '16 4:02:24 PM Mdumas43073
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* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: Jones apparently created the Road Runner series as an AffectionateParody of chase cartoons such as ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', mocking the simplistic formula and slapstick. A couple decades later, MGM actually hired Jones to work on the series itself, which he admitted was more complex to get down pat than he had expected.

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* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: Jones apparently created the Road Runner series as an AffectionateParody of chase cartoons such as ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', mocking the simplistic formula and slapstick. A couple decades later, MGM actually hired Jones to work on the ''T&J'' series itself, which he admitted was more complex to get down pat than he had expected.
23rd Feb '16 4:01:01 PM Mdumas43073
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* BlackComedy: Jones's shorts are often quite cynical and jaded in their humor; he was quite fond of using [[TheChewToy Chew Toy characters]] such as Wile E. Coyote, and portraying major characters as more nasty and flawed than the other directors (such as his iconic StrawLoser take on WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more vengeful, passive aggressive trickster with somewhat less playfulness, creating Marvin, an alien villain who wants to destroy the earth for blocking his view of Venus, etc.). Even some of his one-shots like "Fresh Airedale" and "Chow Hound" run on this.

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* BlackComedy: Jones's shorts are often quite cynical and jaded in their humor; he was quite fond of using portraying characters as hapless [[TheChewToy Chew Toy characters]] such Toys]] (such as Wile E. Coyote, and portraying major characters as Coyote) and/or more nasty and flawed than the other directors (such as his iconic StrawLoser take on WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more vengeful, passive aggressive trickster with somewhat less playfulness, creating Marvin, an alien villain who wants to destroy the earth for blocking his view of Venus, etc.). Even some of his one-shots like "Fresh Airedale" and "Chow Hound" run on this.
23rd Feb '16 3:58:14 PM Mdumas43073
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* BlackComedy: Jones's shorts are often quite cynical and jaded in their humor; he was quite fond of using [[TheChewToy Chew Toy characters]] such as Wile E. Coyote, and portraying major characters as more nasty and flawed than the other directors (such as his iconic StrawLoser take on WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more vengeful, passive aggressive trickster with somewhat less playfulness, creating Marvin, an alien villain who wants to destroy the earth for blocking his view of Venus, etc.). Even some of his one-shots like "Fresh Airedale" and "Chow Hound" run on this. ** Some of this was undoubtedly due to the influence of Mike Maltese, who became the primary writer for Jones's unit in the late '40s. After Maltese's departure in the late '50s, Jones's cartoons became lighter and sometimes even sentimental in tone.

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* BlackComedy: Jones's shorts are often quite cynical and jaded in their humor; he was quite fond of using [[TheChewToy Chew Toy characters]] such as Wile E. Coyote, and portraying major characters as more nasty and flawed than the other directors (such as his iconic StrawLoser take on WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more vengeful, passive aggressive trickster with somewhat less playfulness, creating Marvin, an alien villain who wants to destroy the earth for blocking his view of Venus, etc.). Even some of his one-shots like "Fresh Airedale" and "Chow Hound" run on this.
** Some of this was undoubtedly due to the influence input of Mike Maltese, who became was the primary writer for Jones's unit in from the mid-'40s through the late '40s. After '50s. Following Maltese's departure in the late '50s, departure, Jones's cartoons became considerably lighter and sometimes even sentimental in tone.
23rd Feb '16 3:56:27 PM Mdumas43073
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* BlackComedy: His shorts are often quite cynical and jaded in their humor, and Jones was quite fond of using [[TheChewToy Chew Toy characters]] such as Wile E. Coyote, and portraying his interpretations of the characters as more nasty and flawed than the other directors (such as his iconic StrawLoser take on WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more vengeful, passive aggressive trickster with somewhat less playfulness, creating Marvin, an alien villain who wants to destroy the earth for blocking his view of Venus, etc.). Even some of his oneshots like "Fresh Airedale" and "Chow Hound" run on this. Ironically, as the ''Looney Tunes'' franchise ran its course, Jones toned down this aspect of his cartoons to be lighter and sometimes even sentimental in tone.

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* BlackComedy: His Jones's shorts are often quite cynical and jaded in their humor, and Jones humor; he was quite fond of using [[TheChewToy Chew Toy characters]] such as Wile E. Coyote, and portraying his interpretations of the major characters as more nasty and flawed than the other directors (such as his iconic StrawLoser take on WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more vengeful, passive aggressive trickster with somewhat less playfulness, creating Marvin, an alien villain who wants to destroy the earth for blocking his view of Venus, etc.). Even some of his oneshots one-shots like "Fresh Airedale" and "Chow Hound" run on this. Ironically, as the ''Looney Tunes'' franchise ran its course, Jones toned down ** Some of this aspect was undoubtedly due to the influence of his Mike Maltese, who became the primary writer for Jones's unit in the late '40s. After Maltese's departure in the late '50s, Jones's cartoons to be became lighter and sometimes even sentimental in tone.
23rd Feb '16 3:50:47 PM Mdumas43073
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* BlackComedy: His shorts are often quite cynical and jaded in their humor, and Jones was quite fond of using [[TheChewToy Chew Toy characters]] such as Wile E Coyote, and portraying his interpretations of the characters as more nasty and flawed than the other directors (such as his iconic StrawLoser take on WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more vengeful, passive aggressive trickster with somewhat less playfulness, creating Marvin, an alien villain who wants to destroy the earth for blocking his view of Venus, etc.). Even some of his oneshots like Fresh Airedale and Chow Hound run on this. Ironically, as the Looney Tunes franchise ran its course, Jones toned down this aspect of his cartoons to be lighter and sometimes even sentimental in tone.

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* BlackComedy: His shorts are often quite cynical and jaded in their humor, and Jones was quite fond of using [[TheChewToy Chew Toy characters]] such as Wile E E. Coyote, and portraying his interpretations of the characters as more nasty and flawed than the other directors (such as his iconic StrawLoser take on WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more vengeful, passive aggressive trickster with somewhat less playfulness, creating Marvin, an alien villain who wants to destroy the earth for blocking his view of Venus, etc.). Even some of his oneshots like Fresh Airedale "Fresh Airedale" and Chow Hound "Chow Hound" run on this. Ironically, as the Looney Tunes ''Looney Tunes'' franchise ran its course, Jones toned down this aspect of his cartoons to be lighter and sometimes even sentimental in tone.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Happens regularly in his work, most notably in WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Happens regularly in his work, most notably in WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck."WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck".
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.
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