Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chuck Jones Chuck Jones Art

"Chuck" Jones (Charles Martin Jones) is an American artist and animator. He was also a screenwriter, producer and animator. He is best known his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for Warner Brothers. The cartoon, which he included some of the most famous cartoons characters such as Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and Wile e. Coyote, as well as many others. Among his work in the not too distant future, was the "Hunting Trilogy". This incredibly famous Triptych include Rabbit fire, rabbit seasoning and Duck! Rabbit, duck.

In 1933, Jones joined the independent studio, Leon Scheslinger, which produced Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies for Warner Brothers. Initially joining as an animator's Assistant was promoted to animator in 1935. During World War II, Jones worked closely with Dr. Seuss and they created the private Snafu series. Jones also collaborated with Dr. Seuss adaptation of several of his books in the form of animated, primarily as the Grinch Stole Christmas! He also directed that the movie campaign, Franklin d. Roosevelt named Hell-Bent on elections.

In the 1950s was that Jones created his works of the most memorable. Was in the 50 's he created Pepe Le Pew, Wile e. Coyote and Roadrunner. Roadrunner cartoons are commonly considered to be masterpieces of the generation of children raised on them.

When complete in the Warner Brothers in 1962, Jones began his own company called Sib Tower 12 Productions, which produced cartoons for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Further down the line opened his own studio called Chuck Jones Productions, which produced several one shot special, while also working on some of the Looney Tunes related products.

He was in his life in the 1980s and 1990s that Jones painted cartoon and parody art that was sold by his daughter through her company, Linda Jones enterprises. Despite this change of focus, Jones also was still actively working on the screen, as was the character designer and consultant creative on a pair of Raggedy Ann animated special and first Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas special. Throughout this time he continued to direct, first and foremost a long sequence in the movie Stay tuned, which was released in 1992; He was also a Director of animation at the beginning of the Robin Williams film Mrs. Doubtfire.

Unfortunately, Jones resigned in February 2002, leaving a legacy of work that will live forever. Chuck Jones artwork is still available today and is much sought after by avid fans.


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