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Chuck Jones

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
  • Birthday: Sep 21, 1912
  • 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

TV

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No Score Yet The Bugs Bunny Show
Director
No Score Yet The Road Runner Show
1973
Director

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