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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Jones became a director in The incredible humor of his cartoons constantly shines through his writing, and it’s amazing how To continue my journey of reading important works that surround the field of animation, I of course had to read the autobiography of the master Chuck Jones, possibly the greatest genius of the 6 minute theatrical cartoon.
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This is a good book for any film or animation fanatic. Winner of three Academy Awards and numerous amick prizes for his animated films, Chuck Jones is the director of scores of famous Warner Bros. Be sure to read about his amazing cat who loved grapefruit. At best is Jones in his vicious portraits of his producers, and in his analyses of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and his own Roadrunner series.
Jam-packed with copious illustrations, Chuck Amuck delves into Jones’ early animation career and culminates in the many years he spent working in the animation department at Warner Brothers, helping to create dozens of characters and writing and directing hundreds of classic cartoon characters — like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylveste Chuck Amuck and a follow-up volume Chuck Reducks is the lighthearted but extremely informative autobiography of legendary cartoon animator Chuck Jones.
Great book for any age and a fun read. Jones is of course a biased narrator in ways, and he doesn’t make his lack of neutrality a hidden element. Steven Spielberg Foreword by. And he adds the text scripts for a handful of cartoon, which really do not read well. I would dearly love a good biography of Jones I’d say one is far overdue with a serious look at his directorial style and his influence on popular culture. I thought I was quite the Chuck Jones aficionado, but I learned quite a bit and laughed all the way.
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.
Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist
He was a rare one. He gives a amick insight into the process of animation, and shares charming anecdotes about the environment and creative people who brought such memorable pieces of my childhood to life. Anyone familiar with the history of animation and the Warner Bros. Not only does it provide great autobiographical stories By far the most entertaining, thought-provoking, and even educational autobiography I’ve ever read. Open Preview See a Problem?
What I liked about aamuck cartoons Warner Brothers cartoons were a very important part of my childhood. He invites you behind the curtain with open arms and gentle smile. The book is filled with page after ajuck of sketches in the margins of the text where he shares not only his story, but glimpses behind the scenes of animation. His father encouraged his drawing from an early age. The development and history of the Looney Tunes are also a fascinating topic to read.
This page was last edited on 12 Januaryat I especially liked the descriptions Chuck gave of his cat, Johnson in the first chapter. The sections where he describes the behaviour of his childhood pet cat Johnson and the hijinks of animators at the Warner Bros.
Still, Jones is funny, the parts of his life that he is willing to discuss are interesting, and the drawings freely portrayed in the book are great. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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Was this review helpful to you? Lists with This Book. I read rather a lot of auto-biographies I find them very easy to read chck some reason, I can normally finish them in one sittingand this is probably my favourite ever. There is no way I could not like this book.
I think i can do a word-for-word reproduction of the ‘pronoun trouble’ exchange between Daffy and Bugs. Maybe amuvk because he was always one of the most talkative among them. Books by Chuck Jones.
This time around I read it in little bits here and there as I had a bit of time. Retrieved from ” https: The Movie Chuck Jones: Kind of like a Looney Tunes cartoon.
This book is a bit hard to classify. Not only does it provide great autobiographical stories and views on life and the world, but there are several hints at illustration and animation in here that I had no idea would be in an autobiography. Jones delves into his life though not in great detail or in any real order. That mixed in with some amazingly crystal-clear color photos, this book is definitely the complete package.
Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, chudk, producer, and director of animated films, most notably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros Cartoons studio.
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