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Chuck Jones

The Master. In a career spanning over 60 years, Jones made more than 300 animated films, winning three Oscars as director and in 1996 an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement. Among the many awards and recognitions, one of those most valued was the honorary life membership from the Directors Guild of America. During the Golden Age of animation Jones helped bring to life many of Warner Bros. most famous characters—Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. The list of characters he created himself includes Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian, Pepe le Pew, Michigan J. Frog and many others. He also produced, directed and wrote the screenplays for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a television classic, as well as the feature-length film The Phantom Tollbooth. In addition, Jones was a prolific artist whose work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. Jones often recalled a small child who, when told that Jones drew Bugs Bunny, replied: "He doesn’t draw Bugs Bunny. He draws pictures of Bugs Bunny." His point was that the child thought of the character as being alive and believable, which was, in Jones’ belief, the key to true character animation. Born on September 21, 1912 in Spokane, Washington, Jones grew up in Hollywood where he observed the talents of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and worked occasionally as a child extra in Mac Sennett comedies. After graduating from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles (now California Institute of the Arts) Jones drew pencil portraits for a dollar a piece on Olvera Street. Then, in 1932, he got his first job in the fledgling animation industry as a cel washer for former Disney animator, Ubbe Iwerks. It was at Iwerks Productions that he met Dorothy Webster, to whom he was married in 1932. In 1936 Jones was hired by Friz Freleng as an animator for the Leon Schlesinger Studio (later sold to Warner Bros.). Jones admired and revered Freleng for the rest of his life, saying, "No one except Tex Avery had as perfect a sense of timing as did Friz Freleng." In 1937 his daughter, Linda, was born, and in 1938 he directed his first film, The Night Watchman. He worked with and for directors Tex Avery and Bob Clampett until the early forties when they left the studio, and for the remainder of his years at Warner Bros. he worked in parallel with Directors Freleng and Robert McKimson. He remained at Warner Bros. until the studio was closed in 1962. During those years, sometimes referred to later as the Golden Years of Warner Bros. animation, arguably some of the most enduring cartoons ever made were produced; most of them still enjoying worldwide recognition daily. When Warner Bros. closed, and after a very short stay at the Disney Studios, Jones moved to MGM Studios, where he created new episodes from the Tom and Jerry cartoon series. While there, in addition to The Phantom Tollbooth and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jones directed the Academy Award winning film, The Dot and the Line. Jones established his own production company, Chuck Jones Enterprises, in 1962 and produced nine half-hour animation films for television including Rudyard Kipling’s Rikki Tikki Tavi and The White Seal. After the death of his first wife, Jones met and married the love of his life, Marian Dern, who remained his best friend, lover and companion for the rest of his life. One of his films, the Wagnerian mini epic, What’s Opera, Doc? was inducted into the National Film Registry for being "among the most culturally, historically and aesthetically significant films of our time." In recent years, Jones’ work has been honored at film festivals and museums throughout the world, including a one-man retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His autobiography, Chuck Amuck, appeared in 1989, now in its fifth printing. Chuck Reducks, his follow-up to the first book, was published two years later. In 2000, Jones established the Chuck Jones Foundation, designed to recognize, support and inspire continued excellence in art and the art of classic character animation. Plans for the Foundation include scholarships, library resources, touring exhibits, a lecture series and access to film, notes and drawings. Director Peter Bogdanovich once explained the enduring appeal of Jones’ work: "It remains, like all good fables and only the best art, both timeless and universal." After hearing that Jones had died, a four-year-old child asked her mother, between sobs, "Does this mean the bunny won’t be in the barber chair any more?" The answer is, "No, the bunny will be in the barber chair forever."
Near Miss by Chuck Jones

Near Miss

by Chuck Jones

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$450
Hare Hazard by Chuck Jones

Hare Hazard

by Chuck Jones

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$950
From Duck to Dust by Chuck Jones

From Duck to Dust

by Chuck Jones

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$1,000
Whisker's Mother by Chuck Jones

Whisker's Mother

by Chuck Jones

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$950
Love is in the Hare by Chuck Jones

Love is in the Hare

by Chuck Jones

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$450
Feline Frame-Up by Chuck Jones

Feline Frame-Up

by Chuck Jones

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$395
September Morn by Chuck Jones

September Morn

by Chuck Jones

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$1,050
Spear and Magic Helmet by Chuck Jones

Spear and Magic Helmet

by Chuck Jones

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$850
Bunny Prince Charlie by Chuck Jones

Bunny Prince Charlie

by Chuck Jones

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$900
Hare-thodontia by Chuck Jones

Hare-thodontia

by Chuck Jones

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$750
Hypo-Duck-Riac by Chuck Jones

Hypo-Duck-Riac

by Chuck Jones

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$750
Hare Breath Hurry by Chuck Jones

Hare Breath Hurry

by Chuck Jones

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$875
Fast & Famished by Chuck Jones

Fast & Famished

by Chuck Jones

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$1,050
Chez Bugs by Chuck Jones

Chez Bugs

by Chuck Jones

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$750
Ducktasia by Chuck Jones

Ducktasia

by Chuck Jones

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$750
Ewe Thief! by Chuck Jones

Ewe Thief!

by Chuck Jones

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$975
Zip N' Snort by Chuck Jones

Zip N' Snort

by Chuck Jones

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$1,325
Pepe Le Pew: Romeo & Juliet by Chuck Jones

Pepe Le Pew: Romeo & Juliet

by Chuck Jones

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$1,050
Pussyfoot 1951 by Chuck Jones

Pussyfoot 1951

by Chuck Jones

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$1,150
The Rabbit of Seville 1950 by Chuck Jones

The Rabbit of Seville 1950

by Chuck Jones

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$425
Mad as a Mars Hare by Chuck Jones

Mad as a Mars Hare

by Chuck Jones

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$395
Too Rash by Chuck Jones

Too Rash

by Chuck Jones

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$875
I'm in the Money by Chuck Jones

I'm in the Money

by Chuck Jones

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$675
Grilled Rabbit by Chuck Jones

Grilled Rabbit

by Chuck Jones

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$950
Persistence of Carrots by Chuck Jones

Persistence of Carrots

by Chuck Jones

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$1,350
Splitting Hares by Chuck Jones

Splitting Hares

by Chuck Jones

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$1,350
Creature from Another Planet by Chuck Jones

Creature from Another Planet

by Chuck Jones

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$1,475
Zoom and Bored II by Chuck Jones

Zoom and Bored II

by Chuck Jones

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$875
Stare Down by Chuck Jones

Stare Down

by Chuck Jones

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$1,000
Toulouse Le Duck by Chuck Jones

Toulouse Le Duck

by Chuck Jones

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$950
Night Cap by Chuck Jones

Night Cap

by Chuck Jones

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$1,050
Vincent Van Coyote by Chuck Jones

Vincent Van Coyote

by Chuck Jones

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$950
The Good, The Bad and The Hungry by Chuck Jones

The Good, The Bad and The Hungry

by Chuck Jones

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$875
Beanstalk Bunny by Chuck Jones

Beanstalk Bunny

by Chuck Jones

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$1,775
Opticular Successimus by Chuck Jones

Opticular Successimus

by Chuck Jones

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$850
What's Opera, Doc? by Chuck Jones

What's Opera, Doc?

by Chuck Jones

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$850
Wile E. Van Gogh by Chuck Jones

Wile E. Van Gogh

by Chuck Jones

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$700
Portrait de Cochon by Chuck Jones

Portrait de Cochon

by Chuck Jones

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$900
Approach the Bench by Chuck Jones

Approach the Bench

by Chuck Jones

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$850
Nude Duck Descending by Chuck Jones

Nude Duck Descending

by Chuck Jones

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$1,050
14 Carrot Offering by Chuck Jones

14 Carrot Offering

by Chuck Jones

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$950
All In by Chuck Jones

All In

by Chuck Jones

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$950
Rabbit-plasty by Chuck Jones

Rabbit-plasty

by Chuck Jones

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$750
Herr Loves Me, Hare Loves Me Not by Chuck Jones

Herr Loves Me, Hare Loves Me Not

by Chuck Jones

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$1,475
No Barking by Chuck Jones

No Barking

by Chuck Jones

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$425
Kill Da Wabbit by Chuck Jones

Kill Da Wabbit

by Chuck Jones

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$1,500
Lights, Camera, Action! by Chuck Jones

Lights, Camera, Action!

by Chuck Jones

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$1,500
My Stars! by Chuck Jones

My Stars!

by Chuck Jones

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$1,950
United Hare Lines by Chuck Jones

United Hare Lines

by Chuck Jones

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$950
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