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->''"If Creator/WaltDisney was the first animator who taught me how to fly in my dreams, Chuck Jones was the first animator who made me laugh at them."''\\
--'''Creator/StevenSpielberg''' on Chuck Jones, in ''Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist''

'''Charles M. "Chuck" Jones''' [[labelnote:*]]yes, his name is trademarked[[/labelnote]] (1912-2002) is one of the most revered animators, directors, and writers in the HistoryOfAnimation. If Creator/TexAvery, hypothetically speaking as the original cartoon gag man, was the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]], then Chuck Jones could well have been the TropeCodifier of much of what we consider cartoon comedy on the WesternAnimation side of the fence. During his tenure, he directed an impressive 207 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] shorts (220 if you count his WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu work), four Looney Tunes TV specials, The Bugs Bunny / Road Runner movie, and seven modern Looney Tunes shorts.

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 FrankTashlin. His early work mirrored Walt Disney'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.

Chuck's work as an animation director for Creator/WarnerBros in the 1950s took the elements Tex laid out and stretched them to their most logical (illogical?) extremes. On one hand, his most prolific original characters, the [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Road Runner]] and Wile E. Coyote, used next to no dialogue, instead relying on expertly timed facial expressions and {{slapstick}} that even Film/TheThreeStooges might have envied. On the other end of the spectrum, Jones' work with Characters/BugsBunny and DaffyDuck, while not discarding the slapstick, brought comedic wordplay to a level not seen in animation up to that point. In addition, he deepened their personalities such as making Bugs generally bedevil people ''only'' after they've threatened or mistreated him: a classic KarmicTrickster. Daffy is made an insecure pretender to Bugs' trickster throne.

On top of all that, with shorts ranging from "OneFroggyEvening" to "WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck," as well as recurring characters like Charlie Dog, Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, and PepeLePew, Jones created some of the best loved shorts in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' series. 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 the offending independent project that was ultimately shopped to the studio, that being the [[ColumbiaCartoons UPA film]] ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree''.

Post-Warner Brothers, Jones still had a few tricks up his sleeves. He went to {{MGM}} and took over the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' franchise for a time (though due to a lower budget and Chuck's admitted lack of understanding of the characters, his ''Tom and Jerry'' shorts are often criticized for not being up to his standards [never mind that the Gene Deitch cartoons that came before his shorts were ''deranged'' and worse than what Jones put out]), while also creating a few memorable shorts based on childrens books. He also found himself teaming up with Ted Geisel, aka Creator/DrSeuss, and with the help of the voice of Creator/BorisKarloff, turned ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', a nine minute book, into twenty-four minutes or so of animation, which is still rebroadcast every holiday season on Time Warner-owned networks. He is also famous for his well-animated version of ''ThePhantomTollbooth''.

Jones's later projects came less frequently. He produced several TV specials in the '70s such as three hailed adaptations of stories from 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 AdobeFlash web series ''WebOriginal/TimberWolf'', hosted on the Warner Bros. official site.

In addition, it can be claimed that the animated segments he did for ''StayTuned'' and ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' make him a OneSceneWonder for a couple of films he didn't technically appear in.

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[[folder:Filmography]]

!1934

* The Miller's Daughter: First animation credit.
* Those Beautiful Dames

!1935

* Buddy of the Legion
* My Green Fedora
* Buddy Steps Out
* Hollywood Capers

!1936

* Gold-Diggers of '49: Animated for Creator/TexAvery on the short.
* The Blow Out
* WesternAnimation/ILoveToSinga
* Milk and Money

!1937

* Porky the Wrestler
* Picador Porky
* Ain't We Got Fun
* Porky & Gabby: Co-directed with Creator/BobClampett, although UbIwerks was credited for direction.
* Porky's Super Service: Same as above.
* Porky's Badtime Story
* Get Rich Quick Porky
* Rover's Rival
* Porky's Party

!1938

* Porky & Daffy: Animated the Pelican in the film, with rumor being that he based the pelican's flappy chin off of Clampett's own testicles.
* The Night Watchman: Directorial debut.

!1939

* Dog Gone Modern: Debut of the Curious Puppies characters.
* Robin Hood Makes Good
* Prest-o Change-o: Second appearance of the BugsBunny prototype. Second appearance of the Curious Puppies.
* Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur: Chuck's first experience with DaffyDuck. This short is interesting, as it shows Daffy as more calculating than he was at the time, possibly a foreshadowing of his later characterization, whereas during his time he was usually a ScrewySquirrel-type character.
* Naughty But Mice: Debut of Sniffles the Mouse.
* OldGlory: Probably the most un-Warner Bros. like cartoon ever made. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Snow Man's Land
* Little Brother Rat: Second Sniffles short.
* Little Lion Hunter: Debut of Inki.
* The Good Egg: Third Sniffles short.
* Sniffles and the Bookworm: Fourth Sniffles short. First appearance of The Bookworm.
* Curious Puppy: Third appearance of Jones' "Curious Puppies" characters.

!1940

* The Mighty Hunters
* WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera: Fourth appearance of the BugsBunny prototype. Jones personally loathed this cartoon and trashed it in his autobiography.
* Sniffles Takes A Trip: Fifth Sniffles short.
* Tom Thumb In Trouble
* The Egg Collector: Sixth Sniffles short.
* Ghost Wanted
* Stage Fright
* Good Night Elmer: A rare case of an Elmer Fudd solo cartoon.
* Bedtime for Sniffles: Seventh Sniffles short.

!1941

* Elmer's Pet Rabbit: Jones' first use of the officially named BugsBunny character--however, he still hadn't nailed Bugs character, as he is portrayed as an extremely foul-tempered heckler here.
* Sniffles Bells the Cat: Eigth Sniffles short.
* Joe Glow, The Firefly
* Toy Trouble: Ninth Sniffles short.
* Porky's Ant
* Porky's Prize Pony
* Inki and the Lion: Second Inki cartoon.
* Snow Time For Comedy: Another appearance of Jones' Curious Puppies.
* Brave Little Bat: Tenth Sniffles short.
* Saddle Silly
* Porky's Midnight Matinee

!1942

* The Bird Came C.O.D.: Debut of Jones' short lived pantomime character Conrad Cat.
* Porky's Cafe
* Conrad the Sailor: A DaffyDuck short. Notable for Jones experimenting with MatchCuts.
* Dog Tired: Final appearance of Jones' Curious Puppies.
* The Draft Horse: A short that Jones considered a turning point in his career, when he started beginning to make funny cartoons.
* Hold the Lion, Please!: Second use of BugsBunny.
* The Squawkin' Hawk
* Fox Pop
* TheDoverBoys: #49 of The50GreatestCartoons, and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. Jones considered this the point where he found his voice, so to speak.
* My Favorite Duck
* Case of the Missing Hare: Third use of Bugs Bunny.

!1943

* To Duck or Not to Duck
* Flop Goes The Weasel
* Super-Rabbit
* The Unbearable Bear: 11th Sniffles short.
* The Aristo Cat: Debut of Hubie and Bertie and Claude Cat. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Wackiki Wabbit
* Fin N' Catty
* 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.
* Infantry Blues: A Private Snafu short.

!1944

* Tom Turk and Daffy
* Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears: Runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons list.
* The Weakly Reporter
* Angel Puss: One of the CensoredEleven.
* From Hand to Mouse
* Lost and Foundling: 12th Sniffles short.
* Hell Bent For Election: A {{UPA}} short that Jones moonlighted on.
* Private Snafu Vs. Malaria Mike
* A Lecture on Camouflage: A Private Snafu short.
* Gas: A Private Snafu short.
* Outpost: A Private Snafu short.

!1945

* Odor-able Kitty: Debut of PepeLePew.
* Trap Happy Porky
* Hare Conditioned
* Fresh Airedale
* Hare Tonic
* In the Aleutians-Isles of Enchantment
* It's Murder She Says
* Going Home: unreleased
* No Buddy Atoll: unreleased
* Seaman Tarfu in the Navy: unreleased

!1946

* Mop Up (How to get a Fat Jap out of a cave): A PrivateSnafu short that was planned, but never finished.
* Quentin Quail
* Hush My Mouse: 13th and last Sniffles the Mouse short.
* Hair-Raising Hare: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes, runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons list.
* The Eager Beaver
* Fair and Worm-er
* Roughly Squeaking

!1947

* Scent-imental Over You
* Inki and the Circus: Fourth Inki cartoon.
* A Pest in the House: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Little Orphan Airedale

!1948

* A Feather in His Hare
* What's Brewin' Bruin?
* Rabbit Punch
* Haredevil Hare: Debut of Marvin the Martian.
* You Were Never Duckier
* House-Hunting Mice
* Daffy Dilly
* My Bunny Lies Over the Sea
* Scaredy Cat: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes, runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.

!1949

* The Awful Orphan
* Mississippi Hare
* Mouse Wreckers
* The Bee-Deviled Bruin
* Long-Haired Hare: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Often an Orphan
* Fast and Furry-ous: Debut of WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes, runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.
* Frigid Hare
* For Scent-imental Reasons
* Bear Feat
* RabbitHood: Runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.

!1950

* WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel: #31 of The50GreatestCartoons, one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Homeless Hare
* The Hypo-chondri-cat: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Eight Ball Bunny: one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Dog Gone South: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* The Ducksters
* Caveman Inki: Final Inki cartoon.
* RabbitOfSeville: #12 of The50GreatestCartoons, one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Two's A Crowd

!1951

* Bunny Hugged: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Scent-imental Romeo
* A Hound for Trouble
* WesternAnimation/RabbitFire: One of the most iconic WesternAnimation/BugsBunny shorts. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Chow Hound: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* The Wearing of the Grin
* Cheese Chasers
* A Bear for Punishment: one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Dripalong Daffy: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.

!1952

* Operation: Rabbit: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* WesternAnimation/FeedTheKitty: No. 36 on The50GreatestCartoons list, one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Little Beau Pepe
* Water, Water Every Hare
* Beep, Beep
* The Hasty Hare
* Going! Going! Gosh!
* Mouse Warming
* WesternAnimation/RabbitSeasoning: Second of the Duck Season, Rabbit Season trilogy. #30 of The50GreatestCartoons, one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Terrier Stricken

!1953

* Don't Give Up The Sheep
* Forward March Hare
* Kiss Me Cat
* WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck: #2 of The50GreatestCartoons, one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Much Ado About Nutting: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Wild Over You
* WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury: One of The50GreatestCartoons, and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* WesternAnimation/BullyForBugs: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Zipping Along
* Duck! Rabbit! Duck!: Third of the Duck Season, Rabbit Season trilogy. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* French Trunk

!1954

* Feline Frame-Up
* No Barking
* Cat's Bah
* Claws For Alarm
* Bewitched Bunny: Debut of Witch Hazel.
* Stop, Look and Hasten
* From A to Z-Z-Z-Z: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Lumber Jack-Rabbit: The only 3-D Warner Bros. cartoon.
* My Little Duckaroo: Remake of "Dripalong Daffy".
* Sheep Ahoy
* Baby Buggy Bunny

!1955

* Beanstalk Bunny
* Ready, Set, Zoom!
* Past Perfumance
* Rabbit Rampage: A sequel to WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck, but with Bugs Bunny being the victim.
* Double or Mutton
* Jumpin' Jupiter
* Knight-Mare Hare
* Two Scents Worth
* Guided Muscle: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* OneFroggyEvening: #5 of The50GreatestCartoons, one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.

!1956

* Bugs Bonnets
* Broom-Stick Bunny
* Rocket Squad
* Heaven Scent
* Gee Whiz-z-z-z
* Barbary Coast Bunny: Only Bugs Bunny short where he appears with Nasty Canasta.
* Rocket-Bye Baby: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Deduce, You Say: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* There They Go-Go-Go
* To Hare is Human

!1957

* Scrambled Aches
* WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny: One of The50GreatestCartoons, and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Go Fly A Kit
* Boyhood Daze
* Steal Wool: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc: No. 1 on The50GreatestCartoons list, and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Zoom and Bored
* Touche and Go

!1958

* Robin Hood Daffy: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Hare Way to the Stars
* Whoa, Be Gone!
* To Itch His Own
* Hook, Line and Stinker
* Hip Hip--Hurry
* Cat Feud

!1959

* Baton Bunny: Co-directed by Abe Levitow.
* Hot Rod and Reel
* Really Scent
* Wild About Hurry

!1960

* The Fastest with the Mostest
* Who Scent You?
* Rabbit's Feat
* Ready Woolen and Able
* Hopalong Casualty
* High Note: One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.

!1961

* Zip 'N' Snort
* The Mouse on 57th Street
* The Abominable Snow Rabbit: From here on out, Maurice Noble would frequently get co-director status.
* Lickety Splat
* A Scent of the Matterhorn
* Compressed Hare
* Beep Prepared
* Nelly's Folly

!1962

* A Sheep in the Deep
* Zoom at the Top
* Louvre Come Back to Me
* Martian Through Georgia: Co-directed by Abe Levitow.

!1963

* I Was A Teenage Thumb
* Now Hear This
* Hare-Breadth Hurry
* Mad as a Mars Hare
* Transylvania 6-5000
* To Beep or Not to Beep
* Pent-House Mouse: First short produced in the newly-formed Sib Tower 12 studio. Also his first Tom & Jerry short.

!1964

* War and Pieces: Last short for the original Warner Bros. animation studio.
* The Cat Above, the Mouse Below
* Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?
* Much Ado About Mousng
* Snowbody Loves Me
* Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse

!1965

* Literature/TheDotAndTheLine
* Ah-Sweet Mouse Story of Life
* Tom-ic Energy
* Bad Day at Cat Rock
* The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off
* Haunted Mouse
* I'm Just Wild About Jerry
* Of Feline Bondage
* Tom Thump
* The Year of the Mouse
* The Cat's Me-Ouch
* Jerry Go-Round

!1966

* Duel Personality
* Jerry Jerry Quite Contrary
* Love Me, Love My Mouse

!1967

* The Bear That Wasn't: The final MGM short of the golden age of animation.
* Cat and Duplicat
* Cannery Rodent
* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''
* Gillette Commercial

!1971

* WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol: Executive producer of this special.
* [[ThePhantomTollbooth The Phantom Tollbooth]]: The Live Action/Animation Film
* Horton Hears A Who
* The ComicStrip/{{Pogo}} Family Birthday Special

!1972

* Curiosity Shop

!1973

* The Cricket in Times Square
* A Very Merry Cricket

!1974

* Yankee Doodle Cricket
* The White Seal

!1975

* Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

!1976

* Carnival of the Animals
* Mowgli's orthers

!1978

* Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court
* Raggedy Ann and Andy in: The Great Santa Claus Caper

!1979

* The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
* Daffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving Special
* Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
* Raggedy Ann and Andy In: The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile

!1980

* Soup or Sonic
* Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out all Over
* Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24 1/2 Century

!1983

* Heineken commercial

!1986

* Warner Bros. Golden Jubille: Animation producer on it.

!1988

* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit: Storyboarded the original idea for the "Dueling Pianos" sequence with RichardWilliams.

!1994

* Chariots of Fur (1994)

!1995

* Another Froggy Evening (1995)

!1996

* Superior Duck (1996)

!1997

* From Hare to Eternity (1997)

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!!Tropes Associated With Chuck Jones:
* AcmeProducts: Jones was the originator of this RunningGag.
* AmusingInjuries: His characters are often injured, but always for one temporary gag.
* 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 DaffyDuck, turning Bugs into a more veangeful, 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.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Happens regulary in his work, most notably in WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck.
* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: Chuck trademarked his own name, so that he could use it as a brand in his later years.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Everyone knows and loves Jones late 40's and 50's shorts which got him his reputation, but take a gander at his pre-'42 shorts and you'll be shocked to find those were directed by the same guy who made gems like "WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc". To elaborate, Jones was going in a very different direction from Creator/TexAvery and Creator/BobClampett by doing Disney-esque cartoons. While well drawn and animated, they also suffered from sluggish pacing and from being overbearingly cute. Jones even said himself that, if he could, [[OldShame he'd get rid of everything he made]] before 1948, as everything prior to that was not considered his best work.
* FacialDialogue: Compared with many classic animators Jones' cartoon characters have very subtle facial expressions that sometimes tell you more than actual dialogue.
* 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:note]] HilariousInHindsight when you know that he ''did'' briefly join Disney for a few months in 1954, only to leave soon after, since 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.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Jones was almost fired for the experimental "The Dover Boys", which was so visually different from cartoons at the time, due to its heavy use of motion smears and held poses.
** Jones actually ''did'' get fired from WB in the early 60s, when he was caught "moonlighting" on the film "Gay Pur-ee". However, he was brought back to WB in the 70s.
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: Jones apparently created the Road Runner series as an AffectionateParody of chase cartoons such as ''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.
* PunBasedTitle: Several cartoons have puns in their titles.
* TheRival: To fellow animator Creator/BobClampett.
* ScrewySquirrel: Jones had a very vocal hatred for such characters, but neverless used them in excess during the forties, and even created recurring examples such as Hubie and Bertie. As his work refined during the early fifties they were phased out, in particular Jones was a large pivot in evolving Bugs and Daffy out of such roles.
* StrictlyFormula: Was notable for making iconic formulas for many recurring characters who had previously interchanged into endless random scenarios and personas throughout their evolution. He was largely responsible for reinventing Bugs as a KarmicTrickster who brought fantastic retribution to a foe bullying him at the start of each short, while reinventing Daffy as a hero wannabe who walked into endless beatings against an obviously outmatching foe. His Road Runner shorts perhaps exist as the most formulaic cartoon series ever made, to the point you could interchange gags and scenes between shorts with little effect on the story whatsoever (with ArtEvolution and AnimationBump as the only way you can tell the cartoons apart, if you're an especially eagle-eyed cartoon viewer).
* TalkingWithSigns: A frequent way of communication in the Road Runner cartoons.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Chuck Jones (according to the book ''Chuck Amuck'') has stated that PepeLePew 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.
** 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.
* The50GreatestCartoons: He ''dominates'' the list, having directed ten of them overall, four of the top five, five of the runners-up, and numero uno itself, ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc''
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