Chuck Amuck has ratings and 43 reviews. Sara said: Warner Brothers cartoons were a very important part of my childhood. I wasn’t allowed to watch muc. Chuck Amuck: The Movie is a documentary film about Chuck Jones’ career with Warner Bros., centered on his work with Looney Tunes; narrated by Dick. Film animation, like comedy, is an art of timing, writes Jones, and in this short, unpretentious, amusing memoir, the director of Bugs Bunny cartoons and inventor.

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The art of Warner Bros. If we want to live in reasonable peace with ourselves, we ruefully acknowledge them and do the best we can, with the full knowledge that vhuck the Grinch, Wile E.

While this feud is sad and really a matter of pride on Jones’s part, one should still enjoy Jones’s work in both cartoons and his writings anyway, amuc he really was one of the great masters of the form.

Feb 07, Chudk rated it it was amazing. Chuck Jones was one of the minds behind all that brilliance. He writes about how influences as diverse as his dad’s endless string of business failures to his truly weird pet cat lead to his creativity and artistry as an adult. Books by Chuck Jones.

Jones tell marvelous stories of his childhood and his working career. Preview — Chuck Amuck by Chuck Jones. UPA completed the film and made it available for distribution in ; it was picked up by Warner Bros.

Views Read Edit View history. I learned how hard it was to make my silly drawings come to life, got crippled by self-doubt, and my dream crashed and burned. Inhe used stylized animation for the cartoon, The Dover Boys. Please amukc improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist – Chuck Jones – Google Books

This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time. Mar 05, Allison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Once there, you find a world surprisingly similar to yours albeit with chuckk swordfish stranglers. The only downside to reading this memoir written in is finding out what a total boys’ club the studio was, which shouldn’t have been a total surprise, given the time period and the fact that there were never any major female characters.

May 17, Chris Mejia added it. I loved the stuff he d My childhood ambition was to become an animator.

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Jones has a playful sense of humor, and makes this read as if you were sitting down with an old friend sharing a series of humorous anecdotes. I read rather a lot of auto-biographies I find them very easy to read for some reason, I can normally finish them in one sittingand this is probably my favourite ever.

Matt Groening Preface by. Inept contenders with the problems of life: Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Now, while this book was one of the best I’ve read in recent memory and I would never refrain from recommending it, I would like to point out one major caveat. Chuck Jones tells a story with the same sense of whimsy that is in his cartoons.

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Sadly out of print, my search for this book was worth it. If you can find it, this book is definitely worth the read.

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist

Coyote and chuuck Road Runner Witch Hazel. This page was last edited on 12 Januaryat During this interim, Jones found employment at Walt Disney Pictures, where he teamed with Ward Kimball for a four month period of uncredited work on Sleeping Beauty Himself archive footage Leon Schlesinger The book is loose-jointed, and certainly no autobiography.


It was hard to follow and I didn’t think it was that interesting. Sometimes seeing behind the scenes means seeing behind the veil. I continue to cook up animated works that I want to do in my head, but it safe to say they’ll never exist. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. There were times I had to quit reading because I was laughing so hard I couldn’t see the page.

Chuck Amuck

Things then move on to the various animation units he worked for and then supervised, providing still more funny stories about his coworkers and very enlightening stories on the creation of Daffy Duck, the rules for a Wile E. Steven Spielberg Foreword by. Aug 23, Mike rated it liked it.

Recommended to Curt by: In answer to the usual question: May 23, PJC rated it it was amazing. Not only was he brilliantly funny amucj an animator, some of his life stories he relates here are hilarious. This is a good book for any film or animation fanatic. Apr 25, Curt Bobbitt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Sep 02, Henry Guilkey rated it it was ok Shelves: I wish I could’ve met the people he talks about, and I wish there were more like that in my own life. Be sure to read about his amazing cat who loved grapefruit.

Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most notably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros Cartoons studio. The Movie 6.

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