Chuck Jones - September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday to Chuck Jones! The famous animator was born 102 years ago today. Jones was an animator and, eventually, director of animation division, at Warner Bros. Among his most famous and beloved cartoon creations are Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog. He assisted in the creation of Bug Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd and the whole Looney Tunes gang.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

Jones was close friends with two celebrated authors. Who were they?

a) Shel Silverstein and Sidney Sheldon

b) Eric Carle and George R. R. Martin

c) Dr. Seuss and Ray Bradbury

d) Lois Lowry and Harper Lee

Answer below!

CLIP OF THE DAY

Enjoy “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” from the Jones-directed How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

We are all Daffy Ducks, Woody Allens, Chaplins and Coyotes inside. We are all haplessly and hopelessly hopeful. We are all to some extent avaricious, mean, traitorous, envious, jealous - but most of these charming characteristics we manage to keep fairly well buried and under control.

~Chuck Jones

DID YOU KNOW…

Jones was the animator on The Electric Company from 1973-1977. He was also an animation consultant on several films in the 1980s and ‘90s including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and Mrs. Doubtfire.

DID YOU ALSO KNOW...

We have about a bizillion Warner Brothers cartoon characters on the tour and in the gift shop. If you're a fan of Bugs, Daffy, and the gang, you've got to come see what we have!

TRIVIA ANSWER

c) Dr. Seuss and Ray Bradbury