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JONES, Charles M. "Chuck"

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Birth/Death

Birth: 1912, Spokane, WA
Death: 2002

Occupation/Title

Animator, Director

Bio Summary

Early Life/Family

Jones moved to Hollywood with his family, finding work there as a child 
extra in Mac Sennett comedies.

Education/Training

Chuck graduated 
from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles (now California Institute of the Arts). In 
1932, he got his first job in the animation industry as a cel washer for the former Disney 
animator Ubbe Iwerks.

Career Outline

In 1936, he was an animator for Leon Schlesinger Studio (later sold to 
Warner Bros). There, he animated with Tex Avery. He headed his own unit at WB. He 
remained at Warner Bros. Animation until it closed in 1962. The first Road Runner 
cartoon was conceived as a parody of the mindless chase cartoons popular at the time, but 
audiences around the world embraced the series. Had a brief stint at Disney in 
1955 during a hiatus at WB. Went on to MGM to create new episodes of Tom and Jerry.
While there, he produced, co-directed, and co-wrote the screenplay for the critically 
acclaimed full-length feature THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, and directed the 
Academy Award-winning film THE DOT AND THE LINE. For a year in 1972, he 
worked as vice president of the American Broadcasting Company to improve children's 
programming. There, he made many animated specials for television.

Comments On Style

Jones is considered by many to be a master of characterization and 
timing

Influences

Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mark Twain, Tex Avery ,Friz Ferleng, His cat Johnson.

Personality

Anecdotes

“While at the breakfast table, Chuck would eat silently while reading a 
novel, and expected everyone at the table to do the same” (Linda Jones)

Miscellaneous

Filmography

Honors

Oscar: The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics 1966
Cannes Film Festival: Golden Palm 1966

Oscar for lifetime achievement: 2002

Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1974

Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Award: Golden Award 1984

Chicago International Film Festival: Special Jury Prize: The Magical World of Chuck Jones (1992)

Denver International Film Festival: Special Jury Prize: The Magical World of Chuck Jones (1992)

Directors Guild of America DGA Honorary Life Member Award 1996

World Fest Houston: Grand Award: Peter and the Wolf (1996)

Danta Clarita International Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement Award 1999

Honorary Doctorates

Related Links

A-HAA:Theory: Chuck Jones on the Art of Animation
A-HAA: Media: Chuck Jones Layouts
http://www.chuckjones.com/bio.php


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At 10:29 PM, Blogger Anthony said...

Chuck Jones

Birth/Death: 1912-2002

Occupation/Title: Master of Warner Brothers Animation
Bio Summary: Chuck Jones was born on September 21, 1912, in Spokane, Washington. He grew
up in Hollywood influenced from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

Early Life/Family: Jones moved to Hollywood with his family, finding work there as a child
extra in Mac Sennett comedies.

Education/Training: He emerged from school in the depths of the Depression. Chuck graduated
from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles (now California Institute of the Arts). In
1932, he got his first job in the animation industry as a cel washer for the former Disney
animator Ubbe Iwerks.

Career Outline: In 1936, he was an animator for Leon Schlesinger Studio (later sold to
Warner Bros). There, he animated with Tex Avery. He headed his own unit at WB. He
remained at Warner Bros. Animation until it closed in 1962. The first Road Runner
cartoon was conceived as a parody of the mindless chase cartoons popular at the time, but
audiences around the world embraced the series. Had a brief stint at Disney in
1955 during a hiatus at WB. Went on to MGM to create new episodes of Tom and Jerry.
While there, he produced, co-directed, and co-wrote the screenplay for the critically
acclaimed full-length feature THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, and directed the
Academy Award-winning film THE DOT AND THE LINE. For a year in 1972, he
worked as vice president of the American Broadcasting Company to improve children's
programming. There, he made many animated specials for television.

Comments On Style

Influences: Tex Avery
“Well, there was a cat by the unlikely name of Johnson.”

Personality: When I had met Mr. Jones for his 85th Aniversary, he reminded me of the old man in
Jurasic Park. I thought to myself, “Spealburg probably used Chuck Jones as a model for
that character.” He had the cane, the hat and everything. Mr. Jones was very Dignified.

Anecdotes:

Miscellaneous

Filmography: At age 25, he directed his first animated film. In the 1940s he directed a bunch of
army training films during World War II of a popular character Private Snafu along with a
re-election film for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. WHAT'S OPERA, DOC? (1957), In
1966, he directed one of the most infamous holiday television specials ever produced –
Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS.

Honors: Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1974. He won a Peabody Award for Television
Program Excellence for his work on Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE
CHRISTMAS as well as Dr. Seuss' HORTON HEARS A WHO. In December 1992,
WHAT'S OPERA, DOC? was inducted into the National Film Registry for being "among
the most culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films of our time." In a career
spanning more than 60 years, he has made more than 300 animated films and has earned
four Academy Awards, including an Honorary Oscar in 1996. He has been awarded three
Honorary Doctorates, most recently by the American Film Institute in June 1997, and has
received countless awards and distinctions from throughout the world, including the
Directors Guild of America's Honorary Life Membership Award.


Related Links: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/chuckjones/cjbio.html
http://www.chuckjones.com/bio.php
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/jon1bio-1
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/jon1int-1
http://www.cartoon-factory.com/c_jones.html


Bibliographic References: Chuck Reducks, Chuck Amuck

Contributors To This Listing: Personal Meeting during his 85th Anniversary.

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger Anthony said...

Chuck Jones

Birth/Death: 1912-2002

Occupation/Title: Master of Warner Brothers Animation
Bio Summary: Chuck Jones was born on September 21, 1912, in Spokane, Washington. He grew
up in Hollywood influenced from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

Early Life/Family: Jones moved to Hollywood with his family, finding work there as a child
extra in Mac Sennett comedies.

Education/Training: He emerged from school in the depths of the Depression. Chuck graduated
from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles (now California Institute of the Arts). In
1932, he got his first job in the animation industry as a cel washer for the former Disney
animator Ubbe Iwerks.

Career Outline: In 1936, he was an animator for Leon Schlesinger Studio (later sold to
Warner Bros). There, he animated with Tex Avery. He headed his own unit at WB. He
remained at Warner Bros. Animation until it closed in 1962. The first Road Runner
cartoon was conceived as a parody of the mindless chase cartoons popular at the time, but
audiences around the world embraced the series. Had a brief stint at Disney in
1955 during a hiatus at WB. Went on to MGM to create new episodes of Tom and Jerry.
While there, he produced, co-directed, and co-wrote the screenplay for the critically
acclaimed full-length feature THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, and directed the
Academy Award-winning film THE DOT AND THE LINE. For a year in 1972, he
worked as vice president of the American Broadcasting Company to improve children's
programming. There, he made many animated specials for television.

Comments On Style

Influences: Tex Avery
“Well, there was a cat by the unlikely name of Johnson.”

Personality: When I had met Mr. Jones for his 85th Aniversary, he reminded me of the old man in
Jurasic Park. I thought to myself, “Spealburg probably used Chuck Jones as a model for
that character.” He had the cane, the hat and everything. Mr. Jones was very Dignified.

Anecdotes:

Miscellaneous

Filmography: At age 25, he directed his first animated film. In the 1940s he directed a bunch of
army training films during World War II of a popular character Private Snafu along with a
re-election film for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. WHAT'S OPERA, DOC? (1957), In
1966, he directed one of the most infamous holiday television specials ever produced –
Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS.

Honors: Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1974. He won a Peabody Award for Television
Program Excellence for his work on Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE
CHRISTMAS as well as Dr. Seuss' HORTON HEARS A WHO. In December 1992,
WHAT'S OPERA, DOC? was inducted into the National Film Registry for being "among
the most culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films of our time." In a career
spanning more than 60 years, he has made more than 300 animated films and has earned
four Academy Awards, including an Honorary Oscar in 1996. He has been awarded three
Honorary Doctorates, most recently by the American Film Institute in June 1997, and has
received countless awards and distinctions from throughout the world, including the
Directors Guild of America's Honorary Life Membership Award.


Related Links: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/chuckjones/cjbio.html
http://www.chuckjones.com/bio.php
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/jon1bio-1
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/jon1int-1
http://www.cartoon-factory.com/c_jones.html


Bibliographic References: Chuck Reducks, Chuck Amuck

Contributors To This Listing: Personal Meeting during his 85th Anniversary.

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Anthony said...

Chuck Jones

Birth/Death: 1912-2002

Occupation/Title: Master of Warner Brothers Animation
Bio Summary: Chuck Jones was born on September 21, 1912, in Spokane, Washington. He grew
up in Hollywood influenced from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

Early Life/Family: Jones moved to Hollywood with his family, finding work there as a child
extra in Mac Sennett comedies.

Education/Training: He emerged from school in the depths of the Depression. Chuck graduated
from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles (now California Institute of the Arts). In
1932, he got his first job in the animation industry as a cel washer for the former Disney
animator Ubbe Iwerks.

Career Outline: In 1936, he was an animator for Leon Schlesinger Studio (later sold to
Warner Bros). There, he animated with Tex Avery. He headed his own unit at WB. He
remained at Warner Bros. Animation until it closed in 1962. The first Road Runner
cartoon was conceived as a parody of the mindless chase cartoons popular at the time, but
audiences around the world embraced the series. Had a brief stint at Disney in
1955 during a hiatus at WB. Went on to MGM to create new episodes of Tom and Jerry.
While there, he produced, co-directed, and co-wrote the screenplay for the critically
acclaimed full-length feature THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, and directed the
Academy Award-winning film THE DOT AND THE LINE. For a year in 1972, he
worked as vice president of the American Broadcasting Company to improve children's
programming. There, he made many animated specials for television.

Comments On Style

Influences: Tex Avery
“Well, there was a cat by the unlikely name of Johnson.”

Personality: When I had met Mr. Jones for his 85th Aniversary, he reminded me of the old man in
Jurasic Park. I thought to myself, “Spealburg probably used Chuck Jones as a model for
that character.” He had the cane, the hat and everything. Mr. Jones was very Dignified.

Anecdotes:

Miscellaneous

Filmography: At age 25, he directed his first animated film. In the 1940s he directed a bunch of
army training films during World War II of a popular character Private Snafu along with a
re-election film for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. WHAT'S OPERA, DOC? (1957), In
1966, he directed one of the most infamous holiday television specials ever produced –
Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS.

Honors: Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1974. He won a Peabody Award for Television
Program Excellence for his work on Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE
CHRISTMAS as well as Dr. Seuss' HORTON HEARS A WHO. In December 1992,
WHAT'S OPERA, DOC? was inducted into the National Film Registry for being "among
the most culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films of our time." In a career
spanning more than 60 years, he has made more than 300 animated films and has earned
four Academy Awards, including an Honorary Oscar in 1996. He has been awarded three
Honorary Doctorates, most recently by the American Film Institute in June 1997, and has
received countless awards and distinctions from throughout the world, including the
Directors Guild of America's Honorary Life Membership Award.


Related Links: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/chuckjones/cjbio.html
http://www.chuckjones.com/bio.php
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/jon1bio-1
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/jon1int-1
http://www.cartoon-factory.com/c_jones.html


Bibliographic References: Chuck Reducks, Chuck Amuck

Contributors To This Listing: Personal Meeting during his 85th Anniversary.

 
At 6:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck Jones

Birth/Death: 1912-2002

Occupation/Title: Animator, Director, Master, Cartoonist, Screen Writer, and producer of
animated films

Bio Summary: Born Sep 21 1912 in Spokane Washington. He grew up in Hollywood. His
His first wife was Dorothy Webster, they got married in 1932. He worked the animation field. After the death of his first wife, Jones married Marian
Dern. Chuck became a master of animation at Warner brothers.

Early life/family: Born in Washington, Chuck moves to Hollywood, gets a job as an extra

Education/Training: Graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in LA.

Career outline: Chuck got his first job as a cell washer for Ubb Iwerks. In 1936, he was
Hired by Friz Freleng as an animator for the Leon Slessenger Studio. He had his own unit at WB. He 
stayed at Warner Bros. Animation until it closed in 1962. Went on to MGM and created episodes of Tom and Jerry. He then produced, co-directed, and co-wrote the screenplay for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, and directed the 
Academy Award-winning film: THE DOT AND THE LINE. n the late 70s Jones and his daughter, Linda, pioneered a continuing art business featuring limited edition images created by Jones depicting scenes from his most enduring cartoons. He continued to support his daughter’s business, making appearances, drawings and paintings as well as signing countless editions of his images.

Comments on Style: Jones is considered by many to be a master of characterization and
timing

Influences: Tex Avery, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Friz Ferleng.

Personality: Although chucks work revolved around cartoons, he remained a conservative
Lifestyle

Anecdotes: “While at the breakfast table, Chuck would eat silently while reading a
novel, and expected everyone at the table to do the same” (Linda Jones)

Filmography: More than 300 cartoons were made by chuck.

Misc: Chuck jones was a genius, he was thought to have a photographic memory

Honors: 3 Oscars as director, honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement, honorary life
membership from the directors guild of America.

Related Links: http://www.chuckjones.com/bio.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Jones#Influence_and_critical_perception

http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/02/jones.html

Bibliographic References: Chuck Amuck

Contributors to this listing: Lina Jones

 

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