The Info List - Chuck Jones

Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, filmmaker, cartoonist, author, artist, and screenwriter, best known for his work with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Cartoons on the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
shorts. He wrote, produced, and/or directed many classic animated cartoon shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Pepé Le Pew, Porky Pig, Michigan J. Frog, the Three Bears, and a slew of other Warner characters. After his career at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
ended in 1962, Jones started Sib Tower 12 Productions, and began producing cartoons for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, including a new series of Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
shorts and the television adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. He later started his own studio, Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Enterprises, which created several one-shot specials, and periodically worked on Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
related works. Jones was nominated for an Oscar eight times and won three times, receiving awards for the cartoons For Scent-imental Reasons, So Much for So Little, and The Dot and the Line. He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1996 for his work in the animation industry. Film historian Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin
has praised Jones' work at Warner Bros., MGM and Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Enterprises. He also said that the "feud" that there may have been between Jones and colleague Bob Clampett
Bob Clampett
was mainly because they were so different from each other. In Jerry Beck's The 50 Greatest Cartoons, ten of the entries were directed by Jones, with four out of the five top cartoons being Jones shorts.


1 Early life 2 Warner Bros. 3 Post-Warner Bros.

3.1 Jones–Avery letter

4 Later years

4.1 Death

5 Accolades 6 Publications 7 See also 8 References 9 Sources 10 Further reading 11 External links

Early life[edit] Jones was born on September 21, 1912, in Spokane, Washington, the son of Mabel McQuiddy (Martin) and Charles Adams Jones.[1] He later moved with his parents and three siblings to the Los Angeles, California area.[2] In his autobiography, Chuck Amuck, Jones credits his artistic bent to circumstances surrounding his father, who was an unsuccessful businessman in California in the 1920s. His father, Jones recounts, would start every new business venture by purchasing new stationery and new pencils with the company name on them. When the business failed, his father would quietly turn the huge stacks of useless stationery and pencils over to his children, requiring them to use up all the material as fast as possible. Armed with an endless supply of high-quality paper and pencils, the children drew constantly. Later, in one art school class, the professor gravely informed the students that they each had 100,000 bad drawings in them that they must first get past before they could possibly draw anything worthwhile. Jones recounted years later that this pronouncement came as a great relief to him, as he was well past the 200,000 mark, having used up all that stationery. Jones and several of his siblings went on to artistic careers.[3][4] During his artistic education, he worked part-time as a janitor. After graduating from Chouinard Art Institute, Jones got a phone call from a friend named Fred Kopietz, who had been hired by the Ub Iwerks
Ub Iwerks
studio and offered him a job. He worked his way up in the animation industry, starting as a cel washer; "then I moved up to become a painter in black and white, some color. Then I went on to take animator's drawings and traced them onto the celluloid. Then I became what they call an in-betweener, which is the guy that does the drawing between the drawings the animator makes".[5] While at Iwerks, he met a cel painter named Dorothy Webster, who later became his first wife.[6] Warner Bros.[edit] See also: Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
filmography Jones joined Leon Schlesinger
Leon Schlesinger
Productions, the independent studio that produced Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
for Warner Bros., in 1933 as an assistant animator. In 1935, he was promoted to animator, and assigned to work with new Schlesinger director Tex Avery. There was no room for the new Avery unit in Schlesinger's small studio, so Avery, Jones, and fellow animators Bob Clampett, Virgil Ross, and Sid Sutherland were moved into a small adjacent building they dubbed "Termite Terrace". When Clampett was promoted to director in 1937, Jones was assigned to his unit; the Clampett unit was briefly assigned to work with Jones' old employer, Ub Iwerks
Ub Iwerks
when Iwerks subcontracted four cartoons to Schlesinger in 1937. Jones became a director (or "supervisor", the original title for an animation director in the studio) himself in 1938 when Frank Tashlin
Frank Tashlin
left the studio. The following year Jones created his first major character, Sniffles, a cute Disney-style mouse, who went on to star in twelve Warner Bros. cartoons.[7] He was actively involved in efforts to unionize the staff of Leon Schlesinger Studios. He was responsible for recruiting animators, layout men, and background people. Almost all animators joined, in reaction to salary cuts imposed by Leon Schlesinger. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
cartoon studio had already signed a union contract, encouraging their counterparts under Schlesinger.[8] In a meeting with his staff, Schlesinger talked for a few minutes, then turned over the meeting to his attorney. His insulting manner had a unifying effect on the staff. Jones gave a pep talk at the union headquarters. As negotiations broke down, the staff decided to go on strike. Schlesinger locked them out of the studio for a few days, before agreeing to sign the contract.[8] A Labor Management Committee was formed and Jones served as a moderator. Because of his role as a supervisor in the studio, he could not himself join the union.[8] Jones created many of his lesser-known characters during this period, including Charlie Dog, Hubie and Bertie, and The Three Bears.[citation needed]

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'Outpost', a Private Snafu
Private Snafu
cartoon directed by Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
in 1944

During World War II, Jones worked closely with Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, to create the Private Snafu
Private Snafu
series of Army educational cartoons (the character was created by director Frank Capra). Jones later collaborated with Seuss on animated adaptations of Seuss' books, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
in 1966. Jones directed such shorts as The Weakly Reporter, a 1944 short that related to shortages and rationing on the home front. During the same year, he directed Hell-Bent for Election, a campaign film for Franklin D. Roosevelt.[9] Jones created characters through the late 1940s and the 1950s, which include Claude Cat, Marc Antony and Pussyfoot, Charlie Dog, Michigan J. Frog, and his four most popular creations, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. Jones and writer Michael Maltese collaborated on the Road Runner cartoons, Duck Amuck, One Froggy Evening, and What's Opera, Doc?. Other staff at Unit A that Jones collaborated with include layout artist, background designer, co-director Maurice Noble; animator and co-director Abe Levitow; and animators Ken Harris
Ken Harris
and Ben Washam. Jones remained at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
throughout the 1950s, except for a brief period in 1953 when Warner closed the animation studio. During this interim, Jones found employment at Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Productions, where he teamed with Ward Kimball
Ward Kimball
for a four-month period of uncredited work on Sleeping Beauty (1959). Upon the reopening of the Warner animation department, Jones was rehired and reunited with most of his unit.[citation needed] In the early 1960s, Jones and his wife Dorothy wrote the screenplay for the animated feature Gay Purr-ee. The finished film would feature the voices of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
and Red Buttons
Red Buttons
as cats in Paris, France. The feature was produced by UPA and directed by his former Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
collaborator, Abe Levitow. Jones moonlighted to work on the film since he had an exclusive contract with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
UPA completed the film and made it available for distribution in 1962; it was picked up by Warner Bros. When Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
discovered that Jones had violated his exclusive contract with them, they terminated him.[10] Jones' former animation unit was laid off after completing the final cartoon in their pipeline, The Iceman Ducketh, and the rest of the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio was closed in early 1963.[10] Post-Warner Bros.[edit] With business partner Les Goldman, Jones started an independent animation studio, Sib Tower 12 Productions, and brought on most of his unit from Warner Bros., including Maurice Noble and Michael Maltese. In 1963, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
contracted with Sib Tower 12 to have Jones and his staff produce new Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
cartoons as well as a television adaptation of all Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
theatricals produced to that date. This included major editing, including writing out the African-American maid, Mammy Two-Shoes, and replacing her with one of Irish descent voiced by June Foray. In 1964, Sib Tower 12 was absorbed by MGM and was renamed MGM Animation/Visual Arts. His animated short film, The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Jones directed the classic animated short The Bear That Wasn't.[9] As the Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
series wound down (it was discontinued in 1967), Jones produced more for television. In 1966, he produced and directed the TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, featuring the voice and facial models based on the readings by Boris Karloff.[11] Jones continued to work on other TV specials such as Horton Hears a Who! (1970), but his main focus during this time was producing the feature film The Phantom Tollbooth, which did lukewarm business when MGM released it in 1970. Jones co-directed 1969's The Pogo Special Birthday Special, based on the Walt Kelly
Walt Kelly
comic strip, and voiced the characters of Porky Pine and Bun Rab. It was at this point that he decided to start ST Incorporated.[9] MGM closed the animation division in 1970, and Jones once again started his own studio, Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Enterprises. He produced a Saturday morning children's TV series for the American Broadcasting Company called The Curiosity Shop in 1971. In 1973, he produced an animated version of the George Selden book The Cricket in Times Square and would go on to produce two sequels.[9] Three of his works during this period were animated TV adaptations of short stories from Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli's Brothers, The White Seal and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. During this period, Jones began to experiment with more realistically designed characters, most of which having larger eyes, leaner bodies, and altered proportions, such as those of the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
characters.[citation needed] Jones resumed working with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
in 1976 with the animated TV adaptation of The Carnival of the Animals with Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
and Daffy Duck. Jones also produced the 1979 film The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie which was a compilation of Jones' best theatrical shorts; Jones produced new Road Runner shorts for The Electric Company
The Electric Company
series and Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
(1979), and even newer shorts were made for Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over (1980).[9] From 1977–1978, Jones wrote and drew the newspaper comic strip Crawford (also known as Crawford & Morgan) for the Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate. In 2011 IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
collected Jones' strip as part of their Library of American Comic Strips.[12] In 1978, Jones' wife Dorothy died; three years later, he married Marian Dern, the writer of the comic strip Rick O'Shay.[12] Jones–Avery letter[edit] On December 11, 1975,[13] shortly after the release of Bugs Bunny Superstar, which prominently featured Bob Clampett, Jones wrote a letter to Tex Avery, accusing Clampett of taking credit for ideas that were not his, and for characters created by other directors (notably Jones's Sniffles
and Friz Freleng's Yosemite Sam). Their correspondence was never published in the media. It was forwarded to Michael Barrier, who conducted the interview with Clampett and was distributed by Jones to multiple people concerned with animation over the years. Robert McKimson
Robert McKimson
claimed in an interview that many animators but mostly Clampett contributed to the crazy personality of Bugs, while others like Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
concentrated more on the more calmed-down gags. As far as plagiarism is concerned, McKimson claimed the animators would always be looking at each other's sheets to see if they could borrow some punchlines and cracks.[14] Later years[edit] Through the 1980s and 1990s, Jones was painting cartoon and parody art, sold through animation galleries by his daughter's company, Linda Jones Enterprises.[2] Jones was the creative consultant and character designer for two Raggedy Ann
Raggedy Ann
animated specials and the first Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas special A Chipmunk Christmas. He made a cameo appearance in the 1984 film Gremlins[15] and directed the Bugs Bunny/ Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
animated sequences that bookend its sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990).[16] Jones directed animated sequences for various features such as a lengthy sequence in the 1992 film Stay Tuned[17] and a shorter one seen at the start of the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire.[18] Also during the 1980s and 1990s Jones served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute.[19][20] Jones' final Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
cartoon was From Hare to Eternity
From Hare to Eternity
in 1997, which starred Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
and Yosemite Sam, with Greg Burson
Greg Burson
voicing Bugs. The cartoon was dedicated to Friz Freleng, who had died in 1995. Jones' final animation project was a series of 13 shorts starring a timber wolf character he had designed in the 1960s named Thomas Timber Wolf. The series was released online by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
in 2000.[21] From 2001 until 2004, Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
aired The Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Show which features shorts directed by him. The show won the Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Special
Project.[22] Death[edit] Jones died of heart failure on February 22, 2002. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea.[2] After his death, the Looney Tunes cartoon Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
for President, based on the book that Jones had written and using Jones' style for the characters, originally scheduled to be released in 2000,[23] was released in 2004 as part of disc 3 of the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Golden Collection: Volume 2 DVD set. Accolades[edit] Jones was a historical authority as well as a major contributor to the development of animation throughout the 20th century. He received an honorary degree from Oglethorpe University
Oglethorpe University
in 1993.[24] For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Jones has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 7011 Hollywood Blvd.[25]

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So Much for So Little from 1949 won Jones an Academy Award

Jones, whose work had been nominated eight times over his career for an Oscar (winning the award three times: For Scent-imental Reasons, So Much for So Little, and The Dot and the Line), received an Honorary Academy Award in 1996 by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for "the creation of classic cartoons and cartoon characters whose animated lives have brought joy to our real ones for more than half a century." At that year's awards show, Robin Williams, a self-confessed "Jones-aholic," presented the Honorary award to Jones, calling him "The Orson Welles
Orson Welles
of cartoons.", and the audience gave Jones a standing ovation as he walked onto the stage. For himself, a flattered Jones wryly remarked in his acceptance speech, "Well, what can I say in the face of such humiliating evidence? I stand guilty before the world of directing over three hundred cartoons in the last fifty or sixty years. Hopefully, this means you've forgiven me."[26] He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb
Animafest Zagreb
in 1988.[27] Jones' life and legacy were celebrated January 12, 2012, with the official grand opening of The Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Experience at Circus Circus Las Vegas. Many of Jones' family welcomed celebrities, animation aficionados and visitors to the new attraction when they opened the attraction in an appropriate and unconventional way. Among those in attendance were Jones' widow, Marian Jones; daughter Linda Clough; and grandchildren Craig, Todd and Valerie Kausen.[28] Publications[edit]

Chuck Jones; Steven Spielberg (19 February 1990). Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist. Simon & Schuster Ltd. ISBN 978-0671710248.  Jones, Chuck (1996). Chuck Reducks : Drawing from the Fun Side of Life. New York: Warner Books. ISBN 0-446-51893-X. Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(July 1997). Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
for President. Warner Bros. ISBN 978-1890371005.  Stefan Kanfer; Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(1 May 2000). Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation in America from Betty Boop to Toy Story. Da Capo. ISBN 978-0306809187.  Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(27 December 2011). Chuck Jones: The Dream that Never Was. IDW Publishing. ISBN 978-1613770306. 

See also[edit]

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Cartoons Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.


^ Hugh Kenner; Chuck Jones. Chuck Jones: A Flurry of Drawings. Books.google.ca. p. 22. Retrieved 2017-05-04.  ^ a b c Martin, Hugo (2002-02-23). "Chuck Jones, 89; Animation Pioneer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ Jones, Chuck (1989). Chuck Amuck : The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux; ISBN 0-374-12348-9 ^ Jones, Chuck (1996). Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life. New York: Warner Books; ISBN 0-446-51893-X ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-07-21.  ^ Williams, Jasmin (May 7, 2009). " Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
- Master Animator". New York Post: 34 – via Business Insights: Global.  ^ "Sniffles". Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Center. Retrieved December 16, 2017.  ^ a b c Sigall (2005), pp. 59–61 ^ a b c d e Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
on IMDb ^ a b Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 562–563; ISBN 0-19-516729-5 ^ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Big Cartoon DataBase ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-08-08.  ^ "Unadulterated Hogwash". Letters of Note. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2017-05-04.  ^ Robert McKimson
Robert McKimson
account, Michaelbarrier.com; accessed June 18, 2015. ^ Shaffer, R. L. (2012-05-21). " Gremlins
Blu-ray Review". IGN. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ Hinson, Hal (1990-06-15). "' Gremlins
2: The New Batch'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ Johnson, Malcolm (1992-08-15). "No Need To 'Stay Tuned' To This One". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ Fields, Curt (2008-02-29). "Go Behind The Seams of 'Mrs. Doubtfire'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ Editor (June 10, 1994). National Student Film Institute/L.A: The Sixteenth Annual Los Angeles Student Film Festival. The Directors Guild Theatre. pp. 10–11.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Editor (June 7, 1991). Los Angeles Student Film Institute: 13th Annual Student Film Festival. The Directors Guild Theatre. p. 3.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Botwin, Michele (2000-08-17). "Chuck Jones' Latest Creation Will Prowl the Web". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ "29th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners(2001)". Annie Award. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ "Bugs on Video – The 1960s". The Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Video Guide. Retrieved 27 April 2013.  ^ "Honorary Degrees Awarded by Oglethorpe University". Oglethorpe University. Archived from the original on 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ Martin, Hugo (2002-02-23). "Chuck Jones". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ Jones, Chuck. "Honorary Award: Acceptance Speech". Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences. Retrieved February 21, 2013.  ^ "Animafest Zagreb". Animafest.hr. 1988-06-03. Retrieved 2017-05-04.  ^ Anderson, Paul (January 13, 2011). ""The Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Experience" opens in Las Vegas". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 


Sigall, Martha (2005). "The Boys of Termite Terrace". Living Life Inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 9781578067497.  Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press; ISBN 0-19-516729-5. Sigall, Martha (2005). "The Boys of Termite Terrace". Living Life Inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 9781578067497. 

Further reading[edit]

Kenner, Hugh. Chuck Jones: A Flurry of Drawings, Portraits of American Genius. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1994 1994. Free Online – UC Press E-Books Collection "Chuck Jones, in his own words" The final print interview with Chuck Jones by Ron Barbagallo, Animation Art Conservation (1996, 1999 / revised 2015) "Chuck Jones" by John Canemaker from Cartoonist
PROfiles #45 (March 1980) Chuck Jones: Three Cartoons (1953–1957) – Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
discusses Jones' three films in the United States Library of Congress
Library of Congress
National Film Registry. Art Directors Club biography, portrait and images of work Bob Clampetts interview for Funnyworld The Jones-Avery Letter

External links[edit]

Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
on IMDb Media related to Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
at Wikimedia Commons Official website Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Film Productions at the Big Cartoon DataBase Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Enterprises at the Big Cartoon DataBase Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
interview video at the Archive of American Television

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The Night Watchman (1938) Dog Gone Modern (1939) Robin Hood Makes Good
Robin Hood Makes Good
(1939) Prest-O Change-O
Prest-O Change-O
(1939) Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
and the Dinosaur (1939) Naughty but Mice (1939) Old Glory (1939) Snowman's Land (1939) Little Brother Rat (1939) The Little Lion Hunter (1939) The Good Egg (1939) Sniffles
and the Bookworm (1939) The Curious Puppy
The Curious Puppy
(1939) Mighty Hunters (1940) Elmer's Candid Camera
Elmer's Candid Camera
(1940) Sniffles
Takes a Trip (1940) Tom Thumb in Trouble
Tom Thumb in Trouble
(1940) The Egg Collector
The Egg Collector
(1940) Ghost Wanted
Ghost Wanted
(1940) Stage Fright (1940) Good Night, Elmer (1940) Bedtime for Sniffles
(1940) Elmer's Pet Rabbit
Elmer's Pet Rabbit
(1941) Sniffles
Bells the Cat (1941) Joe Glow, the Firefly
Joe Glow, the Firefly
(1941) Porky's Ant (1941) Toy Trouble (1941) Porky's Prize Pony (1941) Inki and the Lion (1941) Snow Time for Comedy (1941) The Brave Little Bat (1941) Saddle Silly (1941) Porky's Midnight Matinee (1941) The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942) Porky's Cafe (1942) Conrad the Sailor
Conrad the Sailor
(1942) Dog Tired (1942) The Draft Horse (1942) Hold the Lion, Please
Hold the Lion, Please
(1942) The Squawkin' Hawk (1942) Fox Pop
Fox Pop
(1942) The Dover Boys
The Dover Boys
(1942) My Favorite Duck (1942) Case of the Missing Hare
Case of the Missing Hare
(1942) Point Rationing of Foods (1943) To Duck or Not to Duck
To Duck or Not to Duck
(1943) Flop Goes the Weasel (1943) Super-Rabbit
(1943) The Unbearable Bear (1943) The Aristo-Cat (1943) Coming Snafu
Coming Snafu
(1943) Wackiki Wabbit
Wackiki Wabbit
(1943) Spies (1943) The Infantry Blues
The Infantry Blues
(1943) Fin'n Catty (1943) Inki and the Minah Bird
Inki and the Minah Bird
(1943) Tom Turk and Daffy (1944) Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
and the 3 Bears (1944) Private Snafu
Private Snafu
vs. Malaria Mike (1944) The Weakly Reporter
The Weakly Reporter
(1944) A Lecture on Camouflage
A Lecture on Camouflage
(1944) Going Home (1944, unreleased) Gas (1944) Angel Puss
Angel Puss
(1944) Outpost (1944) From Hand to Mouse (1944) Lost and Foundling (1944) Hell-Bent for Election
Hell-Bent for Election
(1944) Odor-able Kitty (1945) In the Aleutians - Isles of Enchantment (1945) Trap Happy Porky (1945) It's Murder She Says
It's Murder She Says
(1945) Hare Conditioned
Hare Conditioned
(1945) Fresh Airedale (1945) No Buddy Atoll
No Buddy Atoll
(1945) Hare Tonic
Hare Tonic
(1945) Secrets of the Caribbean
Secrets of the Caribbean
(1945) Quentin Quail
Quentin Quail
(1946) Hush My Mouse (1946) Hair-Raising Hare
Hair-Raising Hare
(1946) Fair and Worm-er (1946) Roughly Squeaking (1946) Scent-imental Over You (1947) Inki at the Circus (1947) A Pest in the House (1947) Little Orphan Airedale (1947) House Hunting Mice (1948) A Feather in His Hare (1948) What's Brewin', Bruin? (1948) Rabbit Punch (1948) Haredevil Hare
Haredevil Hare
(1948) You Were Never Duckier
You Were Never Duckier
(1948) Daffy Dilly
Daffy Dilly
(1948) My Bunny Lies over the Sea
My Bunny Lies over the Sea
(1948) Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
(1948) So Much for So Little (1949) Awful Orphan (1949) Mississippi Hare
Mississippi Hare
(1949) Mouse Wreckers
Mouse Wreckers
(1949) The Bee-Deviled Bruin (1949) Long-Haired Hare
Long-Haired Hare
(1949) Often an Orphan (1949) Fast and Furry-ous
Fast and Furry-ous
(1949) Frigid Hare
Frigid Hare
(1949) For Scent-imental Reasons
For Scent-imental Reasons
(1949) Bear Feat (1949) Rabbit Hood
Rabbit Hood
(1949) The Scarlet Pumpernickel
The Scarlet Pumpernickel
(1950) The Ducksters
The Ducksters
(1950) Dog Gone South (1950) 8 Ball Bunny
8 Ball Bunny
(1950) The Hypo-Chondri-Cat
The Hypo-Chondri-Cat
(1950) Homeless Hare
Homeless Hare
(1950) Caveman Inki
(1950) Rabbit of Seville
Rabbit of Seville
(1950) Two's A Crowd (1950) Bunny Hugged
Bunny Hugged
(1951) Scentimental Romeo (1951) A Hound for Trouble (1951) Rabbit Fire
Rabbit Fire
(1951) Chow Hound (1951) The Wearing of the Grin
The Wearing of the Grin
(1951) Cheese Chasers
Cheese Chasers
(1951) A Bear for Punishment (1951) Drip-Along Daffy
Drip-Along Daffy
(1951) Operation: Rabbit (1952) Feed the Kitty
Feed the Kitty
(1952) Little Beau Pepé (1952) Water, Water Every Hare
Water, Water Every Hare
(1952) Orange Blossoms for Violet (1952) Beep, Beep (1952) The Hasty Hare
The Hasty Hare
(1952) Going! Going! Gosh! (1952) Mouse Warming (1952) Rabbit Seasoning
Rabbit Seasoning
(1952) Terrier Stricken
Terrier Stricken
(1952) Don't Give Up the Sheep
Don't Give Up the Sheep
(1953) Forward March Hare
Forward March Hare
(1953) Kiss Me Cat (1953) Duck Amuck
Duck Amuck
(1953) Much Ado About Nutting (1953) Wild Over You (1953) Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
(1953) Bully for Bugs
Bully for Bugs
(1953) Zipping Along (1953) Lumber Jack-Rabbit
Lumber Jack-Rabbit
(1953) Duck! Rabbit, Duck!
Duck! Rabbit, Duck!
(1953) Punch Trunk (1953) Feline Frame-Up
Feline Frame-Up
(1954) No Barking (1954) The Cat's Bah (1954) Claws for Alarm (1954) Bewitched Bunny
Bewitched Bunny
(1954) Stop! Look! And Hasten! (1954) From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (1954) My Little Duckaroo
My Little Duckaroo
(1954) Sheep Ahoy
Sheep Ahoy
(1954) Baby Buggy Bunny
Baby Buggy Bunny
(1954) Beanstalk Bunny (1955) Ready, Set, Zoom! (1955) Past Perfumance (1955) Rabbit Rampage (1955) Double or Mutton
Double or Mutton
(1955) Jumpin' Jupiter (1955) Knight-mare Hare (1955) Two Scent's Worth (1955) Guided Muscle (1955) One Froggy Evening
One Froggy Evening
(1955) A Hitch in Time (1955) 90 Days Wondering (1956) Bugs' Bonnets
Bugs' Bonnets
(1956) Broom-Stick Bunny
Broom-Stick Bunny
(1956) Rocket Squad
Rocket Squad
(1956) Heaven Scent (1956) Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z
Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z
(1956) Barbary Coast Bunny (1956) Rocket-bye Baby (1956) Deduce, You Say!
Deduce, You Say!
(1956) There They Go-Go-Go! (1956) To Hare Is Human
To Hare Is Human
(1956) Scrambled Aches (1957) Ali Baba Bunny
Ali Baba Bunny
(1957) Go Fly a Kit (1957) Boyhood Daze (1957) Steal Wool
Steal Wool
(1957) What's Opera, Doc?
What's Opera, Doc?
(1957) Zoom and Bored (1957) Touché and Go (1957) Drafty, Isn't It? (1957) Robin Hood Daffy
Robin Hood Daffy
(1958) Hare-Way to the Stars (1958) Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958) To Itch His Own (1958) Hook, Line and Stinker (1958) Hip Hip-Hurry! (1958) Cat Feud (1958) Baton Bunny
Baton Bunny
(1959) Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) Wild About Hurry (1959) Fastest with the Mostest (1960) Hopalong Casualty (1960) Who Scent You? (1960) Rabbit's Feat
Rabbit's Feat
(1960) Ready, Woolen and Able
Ready, Woolen and Able
(1960) High Note (1960) Zip 'N Snort (1961) The Mouse on 57th Street (1961) The Abominable Snow Rabbit
The Abominable Snow Rabbit
(1961) Lickety-Splat (1961) A Scent of the Matterhorn (1961) Compressed Hare
Compressed Hare
(1961) Beep Prepared (1961) Nelly's Folly
Nelly's Folly
(1961) A Sheep in the Deep
A Sheep in the Deep
(1962) Zoom at the Top (1962) Louvre Come Back to Me! (1962) Martian Through Georgia
Martian Through Georgia
(1962) I Was a Teenage Thumb (1963) Now Hear This (1963) Hare-Breadth Hurry
Hare-Breadth Hurry
(1963) Mad as a Mars Hare
Mad as a Mars Hare
(1963) Transylvania 6-5000 (1963) To Beep or Not to Beep
To Beep or Not to Beep
(1963) Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
(cartoon shorts, 1963–1967) War and Pieces (1964) The Dot and the Line (1965) The Bear That Wasn't
The Bear That Wasn't
(1967) Man: The Polluter (1973) Chariots of Fur (1994) Another Froggy Evening
Another Froggy Evening
(1995) Superior Duck (1996) From Hare to Eternity
From Hare to Eternity

Television specials

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
(1966) The Pogo Special
Birthday Special
(1969) Horton Hears a Who! (1970) The Cat in the Hat (1971, producer) The Cricket in Times Square
The Cricket in Times Square
(1973) A Very Merry Cricket (1973) Yankee Doodle Cricket (1975) The White Seal
The White Seal
(1975) Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
(1975) Mowgli's Brothers (1976) Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals (1976) A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court (1978) Raggedy Ann
Raggedy Ann
and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper (1978) Raggedy Ann
Raggedy Ann
and Andy in The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile (1979) Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
(1979) Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special
(1980) Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over (1980) A Chipmunk Christmas
A Chipmunk Christmas
(1981) Peter and the Wolf (1995)

Feature films

Sleeping Beauty (1959, layout artist) Gay Purr-ee
Gay Purr-ee
(1962, screenplay) The Phantom Tollbooth (1970) The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
(1979) Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982) Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island
Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island
(1983) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988, animation consultant) Gremlins
2: The New Batch (1990, animation sequences) Stay Tuned (1992, animation sequence) Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire
(1993, animation supervisor) Four Rooms
Four Rooms
(1995, animation sequences)


Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
for President (1997)


Crawford (1977–1978)


Bugs Bunny Charlie Dog Claude Cat Daffy Duck Elmer Fudd Gossamer Hubie and Bertie Marc Antony and Pussyfoot Marvin the Martian Michigan J. Frog Penelope Pussycat Pepé Le Pew Porky Pig Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog Sniffles The Three Bears Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner Witch Hazel

Other works

Chuck Amuck: The Movie Chuck Jones: Extremes & Inbetweens – A Life in Animation

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Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies


Harman-Ising Productions (1930–1933) Leon Schlesinger
Leon Schlesinger
Productions (1933–1944) Warner Bros. Cartoons
Warner Bros. Cartoons
(1944–1964) DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
(1964–1967, 1979–1980) Format Films (1965–1967) Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
(1967–1969) Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
Enterprises (1976–1980, 1994–1997) Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Animation (1980–present)


Tex Avery Bea Benaderet Mel Blanc Bernard B. Brown Arthur Q. Bryan John Burton Daws Butler Bob Clampett Cal Dalton Arthur Davis David H. DePatie Earl Duvall Milt Franklyn Stan Freberg Friz Freleng June Foray Ben Hardaway Hugh Harman Ken Harris William L. Hendricks Cal Howard Rudolf Ising Chuck Jones Jack King William Lava Abe Levitow Michael Maltese Frank Marsales Norman McCabe Robert McKimson Tom Palmer Hawley Pratt Virgil Ross Leon Schlesinger Rod Scribner Edward Selzer Norman Spencer Carl Stalling Frank Tashlin Ben Washam


Babbit and Catstello Barnyard Dawg Beaky Buzzard Beans Blacque Jacque Shellacque Bosko Buddy Bugs Bunny Bunny and Claude Cecil Turtle Charlie Dog Claude Cat Clyde Bunny Colonel Shuffle Conrad the Cat Cool Cat Count Blood Count The Crusher Daffy Duck Egghead Jr. Elmer Fudd Foghorn Leghorn Foxy Gabby Goat Goofy Gophers Goopy Geer Gossamer Granny Hector the Bulldog Henery Hawk Hippety Hopper Honey Bunny Hubie and Bertie Hugo the Abominable Snowman Inki Lola Bunny Marc Antony and Pussyfoot Marvin the Martian Melissa Duck Merlin the Magic Mouse Michigan J. Frog Miss Prissy Nasty Canasta Penelope Pussycat Pepé Le Pew Pete Puma Petunia Pig Piggy Playboy Penguin Porky Pig Ralph Wolf The Road Runner Rocky and Mugsy Sam Sheepdog Slowpoke Rodriguez Sniffles Speedy Gonzales Spike the Bulldog and Chester the Terrier Sylvester Sylvester Jr. Taz The Three Bears Tweety Wile E. Coyote Willoughby Witch Hazel Yosemite Sam


1929–1939 1940–1949 1950–1959 1960–1969 1970–present and miscellaneous Featuring Bugs Bunny Featuring Daffy Duck Featuring Porky Pig Blue Ribbon reissues Censored Eleven Unreleased



The Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Show The Road Runner Show The Porky Pig
Porky Pig
Show Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
on Nickelodeon Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
Starring Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
& Friends Bugs 'n' Daffy


Tiny Toon Adventures Taz-Mania The Plucky Duck Show The Sylvester & Tweety
Mysteries Baby Looney Tunes Duck Dodgers Loonatics Unleashed The Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Show Wabbit/New Looney Tunes Specials

Feature films


The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Movie Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island Daffy Duck's Quackbusters The Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Hall of Fame

Made for video

Tweety's High-Flying Adventure Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Christmas Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run


Bugs Bunny: Superstar Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons Chuck Amuck: The Movie

Live-action/ animation

Space Jam Looney Tunes: Back in Action


"Merrily We Roll Along" "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" "Powerhouse" "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)" "Camptown Races"


Video games

Book Category

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MGM Cartoons


Barney Bear Captain and the Kids Count Screwloose Droopy Flip the Frog George and Junior Happy Harmonies The Pink Panther Red Hot Riding Hood
Red Hot Riding Hood
(Red (Tex Avery)) Screwy Squirrel Butch Dog Spike and Tyke Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
(filmography) One-shots Willie Whopper


Tex Avery Joseph Barbera Preston Blair Scott Bradley Friz Freleng William Hanna Hugh Harman Rudolph Ising Ub Iwerks Chuck Jones Michael Lah Dick Lundy Fred Quimby


Associated Artists Productions DePatie-Freleng Enterprises MGM Animation/Visual Arts Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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Academy Honorary Award


Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
/ Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1928) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1932) Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple
(1934) D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
(1935) The March of Time
The March of Time
/ W. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson (1936) Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen
/ W. Howard Greene / Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Film Library / Mack Sennett
Mack Sennett
(1937) J. Arthur Ball / Walt Disney
Walt Disney
/ Deanna Durbin
Deanna Durbin
and Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
/ Gordon Jennings, Jan Domela, Devereaux Jennings, Irmin Roberts, Art Smith, Farciot Edouart, Loyal Griggs, Loren L. Ryder, Harry D. Mills, Louis Mesenkop, Walter Oberst / Oliver T. Marsh and Allen Davey / Harry Warner
Harry Warner
(1938) Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
/ Judy Garland
Judy Garland
/ William Cameron Menzies / Motion Picture Relief Fund (Jean Hersholt, Ralph Morgan, Ralph Block, Conrad Nagel)/ Technicolor Company (1939) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Nathan Levinson (1940) Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins, and the RCA Manufacturing Company / Leopold Stokowski
Leopold Stokowski
and his associates / Rey Scott / British Ministry of Information (1941) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
/ Noël Coward
Noël Coward
/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(1942) George Pal
George Pal
(1943) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Margaret O'Brien
Margaret O'Brien
(1944) Republic Studio, Daniel J. Bloomberg, and the Republic Studio Sound Department / Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ The House I Live In / Peggy Ann Garner (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ Ernst Lubitsch
Ernst Lubitsch
/ Claude Jarman Jr. (1946) James Baskett
James Baskett
/ Thomas Armat, William Nicholas Selig, Albert E. Smith, and George Kirke Spoor
George Kirke Spoor
/ Bill and Coo / Shoeshine (1947) Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ Monsieur Vincent
Monsieur Vincent
/ Sid Grauman
Sid Grauman
/ Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(1948) Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
/ Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
/ Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
/ The Bicycle Thief (1949) Louis B. Mayer
Louis B. Mayer
/ George Murphy
George Murphy
/ The Walls of Malapaga (1950)


Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
/ Rashomon
(1951) Merian C. Cooper
Merian C. Cooper
/ Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
/ George Mitchell / Joseph M. Schenck / Forbidden Games
Forbidden Games
(1952) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation / Bell & Howell Company / Joseph Breen / Pete Smith (1953) Bausch & Lomb Optical Company / Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
/ Kemp Niver / Greta Garbo / Jon Whiteley
Jon Whiteley
/ Vincent Winter / Gate of Hell (1954) Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1955) Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor
(1956) Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
/ Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson / Charles Brackett / B. B. Kahane (1957) Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
(1958) Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
/ Lee de Forest
Lee de Forest
(1959) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
/ Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
/ Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
(1960) William L. Hendricks / Fred L. Metzler / Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
(1961) William J. Tuttle
William J. Tuttle
(1964) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1965) Yakima Canutt
Yakima Canutt
/ Y. Frank Freeman
Y. Frank Freeman
(1966) Arthur Freed (1967) John Chambers / Onna White (1968) Cary Grant
Cary Grant
(1969) Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1970) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1971) Charles S. Boren / Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1972) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
/ Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
(1973) Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks
/ Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
(1974) Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford


Margaret Booth (1977) Walter Lantz
Walter Lantz
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ King Vidor
King Vidor
/ Museum of Modern Art Department of Film (1978) Hal Elias / Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1979) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1980) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Hal Roach
Hal Roach
(1983) James Stewart
James Stewart
/ National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
(1984) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
/ Alex North (1985) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1986) Eastman Kodak
Company / National Film Board of Canada
National Film Board of Canada
(1988) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1989) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
/ Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
(1990) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1991) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1992) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1993) Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1994) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
/ Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(1995) Michael Kidd
Michael Kidd
(1996) Stanley Donen
Stanley Donen
(1997) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1998) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1999) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
/ Ernest Lehman (2000)


Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
/ Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2001) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(2002) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(2003) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(2004) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2005) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2006) Robert F. Boyle (2007) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Roger Corman
Roger Corman
/ Gordon Willis
Gordon Willis
(2009) Kevin Brownlow / Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
/ Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(2010) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
/ Dick Smith (2011) D. A. Pennebaker
D. A. Pennebaker
/ Hal Needham
Hal Needham
/ George Stevens Jr.
George Stevens Jr.
(2012) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
/ Piero Tosi (2013) Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
/ Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
/ Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
(2014) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
/ Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2015) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
/ Lynn Stalmaster / Anne V. Coates / Frederick Wiseman (2016) Charles Burnett / Owen Roizman / Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
/ Agnès Varda (2017)

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