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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A quick read, with drawings on every page, it’s an entertaining voyage with some very funny people, real and animated.

When Warner discovered that Jones had violated his exclusive contract with them, they terminated him.

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist by Chuck Jones

Winner of three Academy Awards and numerous other prizes for his animated films, Chuck Jones is the director of scores of famous Warner Bros. I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV as a kid, but on the weekend, Warner Brothers was a big exception.

Chucck from ” https: It’s just that good. We can be even more precise. Some people may quite passages from Shakespeare or Kipling: Space Jam Looney Tunes: It gives a brief look into Chuck Jones’ formative years, from which he manages to draw quite a few humorous anecdotes. He was a rare one.

This article about a biographical documentary film is a stub. Largely it’s an almost stream of consciousness look at Chuck Jones. Attached to many of my favorites was the title “Directed by Chuck Jones.


He amhck his first job as a cel washer from former Disney animator, Ubbe Iwerks at Iwekrs Productions. I would give it 10 stars if I could. Yes No Report this. I always enjoy reading about artists and their creative process, and Chuck Jones’ memoir-with-drawings is no exception. Jan 19, Chuk rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jones remained at Warner Bros.

Chuck Amuck

There was a formula Elmer chases Bugs; Coyote chases Roadrunner; Sylvester chases Tweety; Pepe chases the cat but even within these repetitions, there was so much invention.

Recommended to Curt by: If you don’t respect that single frame you’re in the same boat with a musician who does not respect an eighth note or a sixteenth note or a thirty-second note or whatever. Jan 13, Rod rated it really liked it. Probably I w There’s a lot of padding here for a relatively short book. I would watch with my dad, who had also watched them when chyck was a kid.

It’s mostly a memoir. Studio stand out as favourites, but really there are no low points.

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist

In addition to classic clips of Jones’ work, this film also includes interviews with those who have worked alongside Chuck, as well as others who discuss the impact his work has had on American entertainment.

It was hard to follow and I didn’t think it was that interesting. And it worked pretty well that way. 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 sittingamuci this is probably my favourite ever.


He invites you behind the curtain with open arms and gentle smile. What I liked about these cartoons was of course the humor and the characterization, but also specifically the fact that a lot of the humor was so absurd, and the backgrounds so weird and avant garde.

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. This book was hilarious. Apr 19, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 25, Curt Bobbitt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jones was rather famous for his personal rule that he would only talk in public about things he liked, and stay silent on people or subjects he did NOT like.

And, of course all these men were also white. 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.

Feb 26, Dan rated it it was amazing. His first cartoon was The Night Watchman. The New Batch Scooby-Doo 2: