Chuck Jones Biography

Artist, Director, Screenwriter (1912–2002)
Chuck Jones was an animation director of critically acclaimed cartoon shorts including the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies film series at Warner Bros. studios.


After working at the studio of former Walt Disney associate Ub Iwerks, Chuck Jones signed on as an assistant animator with Warner Bros. in 1933. There he directed his first short, which emulated Disney. Jones's own animation style emerged in the late 1940s. In his 60 year career, he extended the perimeters of the indigenous American art form known as “character,” or “personality,” animation.

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