Great Performances: Season 29, Episode 2

Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation (21 Nov. 2000)

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The life and works of a legendary animator.

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This biography, shown on American television as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck (Charles M.) Jones. He is best known for Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and Pepe LePew. Included are plenty of behind-the-scenes descriptions of how an animated film is made, and (best of all) many clips from Chuck's cartoons. Written by yortsnave

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That's (Not) All F-F-F-Folks!!
10 March 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I (like many other people) am certainly a very enthusiastic fan of Warner Bros.' Looney Tune cartoons from the 1940s & 50s. If you ask me

  • Those glorious days of yesteryear were, without question, when


animation genius and excellence prevailed beyond compare.

Behind many of those wild, wacky & brilliant shorts from that unique era in cartoon history was, none other than, director Chuck Jones.

A 3-time Oscar winner, Chuck Jones (before he became a director) was originally on the team of animators who were instrumental in the development of such classic Looney Tune characters as - Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig & Daffy Duck, to name but a few.

Featuring dozens of cartoon clips, as well as interviews with big-name directors, Hollywood stars, family members (and even an interview with Chuck Jones, himself, in 1998), the viewer of this documentary learns (amongst other things) about the teamwork that went on behind the scenes at Warner Bros.' Animation Studios if those heydays.

Born in 1912 - Throughout his long career in the animation business, Chuck Jones is credited with directing a whopping 300 cartoons in all.

Sad to say - In 2002, Chuck Jones died at the golden age of 90.


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