Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist

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Overview


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 Amuck captures 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.


In this beguiling memoir, the man brings to his own life as an animator the same unique eye for droll and telling detail that shaped his classic cartoons.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The director of Bugs Bunny cartoons and inventor of Roadrunner, Coyote and Pepe Le Pew reminisces about family life and work at Warner Brothers, paying tribute to directors, animators, writers and a sound-effects specialist. PW characterized this as a ``short, unpretentious, amusing memoir.'' Illustrated. Author tour. Nov.
Library Journal
Jones made stars of Bugs, Daffy, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and other animated favorites. In his prolific career, noted for the variety of his many projects, he garnered three Oscars and 14 nominations. Like the man, the book is all fun: flipping pages, one can see Coyote chasing Road Runner. Over 500 drawings, plus color plates, photos, and text all teem with chuckles. Jones tells how Bugs and other characters evolved, how a cartoon director works, how one of Daffy Duck's stories took shape, and what day-to-day life at the studio--``Termite Terrace''--was like. With a foreword by Steven Spielberg, this book is recommended as a bright inside look at the world of cartoon animation. As an extra treat, Warner Home Video offers ``A Salute to Chuck Jones'' ($14.95), which includes some of his best short cartoons.--William A . Donovan, Chicago P.L.
Booknews
The creator of Bugs, Daffy, Porky, and many other cartoon celebrities has produced just the manner of memoir we would expect. Drawings abound on every page; several color plates are brilliantly and superbly printed; scripts, working notes and photographs punctuate the text. A must for fans and a palliative for those who take their own life too seriously. Filmography, but no index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466836020
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 12/3/1999
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 528,909
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author


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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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition 4
Foreword 6
Caveat Emptor 10
Johnson and the Birth of a Notion 12
Uncle Lynn's Stubborn Liver: Comic Tales and Comic Stars 24
How to Become an Animator 40
A Few Hours' Incursion into a Rabbit Factory 58
The Front Office 86
The Directors: Friz Freleng, Tex Avery, and How I Grew 96
The Writers: The Slum Kid, the Scion, and Me 106
Duck Dodgers: A Case History--Story Through Animation 142
Rabbit Transit 192
Never Take a Right Turn at Albuquerque 216
The Birth in Me of a Daffy Duckling 232
Teddy and Charlie 244
How to Make a Tennis Shoe for a Percheron 252
Appendix 268
Remembering Dorothy Webster Jones 294
Filmography 295
Major Characters 302
Early Animation 303
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