Monday, 5 April 2010
Animator: Chuck Jones (1912- 2002)
Chuck Jones was a American cartoonist and animator, who produced over 300 animated films. Jones started his career by washing cels for the former and master animator Ub Iwerks at Iwerks Studio. After a short stay at Iwerks Studio, he moved on to work with Friz Freleng as an animator at Leon Schlesinger Studio.
The admiration that Jones had for the animators at that studio helped him not only to work with them but also to improve his way of animating.
During the Golden Age of Animation, alongside other animators, Chuch Jones helped bring to life many of Warner Bros. most famous characters- Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Proky Pig, Coyote and Road Runner, etc.
Although, the huge success with the characters Warner Bros. Studio had to close leaving Jones and many other animators unemployed. Even though he stayed shortly at Disney Studios, Jones moved to MGM Studios, where he created neW episodes from the Tom & Jerry cartoon series.
After working for other studios, Chuck Jones decided to open his own production company - Chuck Jones Enterprise- where he started by producing 9 half- hour animation films for television.
Later in his career, he joined his daughter to publish and share his art and ideas, by creating an educational institution dealing the art of animate.