RARE Vintage signed Hand Drawn sketch in pencil by the late Chuck Jones (deceased 2002). Approx 8x10, Some smudging of the pencil which is normal when drawing in a fluid motion, most likely from the side of his hand.. Signed "Best Wishes Jack Kirby". In the world of cartoon, and animation for that matter, there are a handful of names that stand out. One that is at the top of such a list is Chuck Jones.He was an American animated filmmaker and cartoonist, best known for his work with Warner Brothers on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts. He wrote, produced, and/or directed many classic animated cartoons shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck Wile Coyote and the Road Runner, Pepe Le' Pew, Porky Pig, Michigan J. Jones was nominated for 8 academy awards and won 3 times. In Jerry Becks: "The 50 Greatest Cartoons", ten of the entries were directed by Jones, with four out of the five top cartoons (including first place) being Jones shorts. Charles Martin Jones (September 21, 1912 - February 22, 2002). Was an American animator, director, and painter, best known for his work with Warner Bros. Cartoons on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of shorts. He wrote, produced, and/or directed many classic animated cartoon shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, and Porky Pig, among others. Jones started his career in 1933 alongside Tex Avery, Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett, and Robert McKimson at the Leon Schlesinger Production's Termite Terrace studio, the studio that made Warner Brothers cartoons, where they created and developed the Looney Tunes characters.
After his career at Warner Bros. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!(1966) and Horton Hears a Who! He later started his own studio, Chuck Jones Enterprises, where he directed and produced the film adaptation of Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth (1970). Jones's work along with the other animators was showcased in the documentary, Bugs Bunny: Superstar (1975). Jones directed the first feature-length animated Looney Tunes compilation film, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979). In 1990 he wrote his memoir, Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, which was made into a documentary film, Chuck Amuck (1991).
He was also profiled in the American Masters documentary Chuck Jones: Extremes & Inbetweens - A Life in Animation (2000) which aired on PBS. Jones won three Academy Awards.
The cartoons which he directed, For Scent-imental Reasons, So Much for So Little, and The Dot and the Line, won the Best Animated Short. Robin Williams presented Jones with an Honorary Academy Award in 1996 for his work in the animation industry. Film historian Leonard Maltin has praised Jones's work at Warner Bros. MGM and Chuck Jones Enterprises.In Jerry Beck's The 50 Greatest Cartoons, a group of animated professionals ranked What's Opera, Doc? (1957) as the greatest cartoon of all time, with ten of the entries being directed by Jones including Duck Amuck (1953), Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953), One Froggy Evening (1955), Rabbit of Seville (1950), and Rabbit Seasoning (1952).
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