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Chuck Jones

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Birthplace:   Spokane, Washington, USA
A cel washer for Ub Iwerks at Celebrity Pictures, Chuck Jones joined the Warner Bros. animation unit in 1933, and after writing and animating numerous cartoons, became a director of the Merrie Melodies series in 1938 with The Night Watchman. Over the next two decades he established himself as perhaps America's greatest maker of cartoons -- a master at creating slapstick comedy who also had a special fondness for sudden moments of sophisticated repartee or subtle character expression. Working regularly with writer Michael Maltese, Jones brought new heights to Warners' greatest characters, particularly Daffy Duck (The Scarlet Pumpernickel, Duck Dodgers In The 24-1/2 Century, Duck Amuck) and Bugs Bunny (Hair-Raising Hare, Rabbit Fire, What's Opera, Doc?); he also created such beloved figures as the Road Runner and the Coyote (Fast and Furry-ous), Pepe Le Pew (For Scent-Imental Reasons), and the Three Bears (A Bear for Punishment). Jones further distinguished himself with numerous outstanding one-shot cartoons, including The Dover Boys, Feed the Kitty, and his classic, the singing-frog morality tale One Froggy Evening. In the mid-1960s he made several Tom & Jerry cartoons at MGM. More impressive was his work in the animated feature The Phantom Tollbooth (1969), co-directed by Abe Levitow; and his television adaptations of Rudyard Kipling's (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)) and Dr. Seuss' (How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1965)). In 1979 Jones created linking animation scenes for a feature-length reissue anthology of his Warners cartoons, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (aka The Great American Chase). Through the 1990s, he provided animated sequences for Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) and Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Chuck Jones: Extremes and Inbetweens - A Life in Animation
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Hand Behind Mickey Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Looney Tunes: From Hare to Eternity
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Chuck Amuck: The Movie
  • Actor
1991
0% Return of the Killer Tomatoes!
  • Actor
1988
82% Innerspace
  • Supermarket Customer
1987
84% Gremlins
  • Mr. Jones
1984
No Score Yet The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
  • Director
1979
100% The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1979
No Score Yet Mowgli's Brothers
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Yankee Doodle Cricket
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet White Seal
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1975
No Score Yet Cricket in Times Square
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1973
No Score Yet Very Merry Cricket
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Executive Producer
1971
No Score Yet Best of the Best of The Electric Company
  • Director
1971
100% The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Producer
1970
No Score Yet Horton Hears a Who!
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Other Voices
1970
No Score Yet The Pogo's Special Birthday Special
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet The Bear That Wasn't
  • Director
1967
100% How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Producer
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Dot and the Line
  • Director
  • Producer
1965
80% Gay Purr-ee
  • Screenwriter
1962
No Score Yet The Abominable Snow Rabbit
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet What's Opera, Doc?
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet There They Go-Go-Go!
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet One Froggy Evening
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet Stop! Look! and Hasten!
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet No Barking
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Duck Amuck
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Bugs Bunny's Easter Special
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Rabbit Seasoning
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Little Beau Pepe
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet A Bear for Punishment
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet Cheese Chasers
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet Rabbit of Seville
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet The Scarlet Pumpernickel
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Hare Tonic
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Coming!! Snafu
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Looney Tunes
  • Director
1939

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