Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist

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Macmillan, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
The illustrated classic, complete with a new preface by Matt Groening.

Winner of three Academy Awards and numerous other prizes for his animated films, Chuck Jones is the director of scores of famous Warner Bros. cartoons and the creator of such memorable characters as the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, and Marvin Martian. In this beguiling memoir, Chuck Jones evokes the golden years of life at "Termite Terrace," the Warner Bros. studio in which he and his now-famous fellow animators conceived the cartoons that delighted millions of moviegoers throughout the world and entertain new generations of fans on television. Not a mere history,Chuck Amuckcaptures the antic spirit that created classic cartoons-such as Duck Dodgers in the 241/2 Century, One Froggy Evening, Duck Amuck, and What's Opera, Doc?-with some of the wittiest insights into the art of comedy since Mark Twain.

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

There is no way I could not like this book. Chuck Jones...Bugs Bunny...and (as in the theme song for the first season of Gilligan's Island) the rest. Not only was he brilliantly funny as an animator ... Read full review

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User Review  - Duranfan - LibraryThing

Not only is Chuck Jones a fantastic artist and cartoonist, he's actually a damn good writer. His recollections of early childhood and early days at Warner Brothers had me laughing so hard I wet my pants. Damn funny stuff here! Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Chuck Jones is an Academy Award winner and the creator of classic cartoon characters such as Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. He lives and works in Costa Mesa, California.

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