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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If you’re even just a fan of the Looney Tunes cartoons, this is essential reading that will deepen your respect of not only Jones, but the craft itself.

You have to find the smallest unit and you have to love it and believe that one will make a difference. Unfortunately, there seems to have been a rift between Jones and Clampett that made Jones viciously attack and marginalize him throughout their post 60’s lifetimes. It gives a brief look into Chuck Jones’ formative years, from which he manages to draw quite a few humorous anecdotes. Brilliant for aspiring animators and anyone who wants a amuc, of the lives and minds behind your favourite characters.

He efficiently describes how a cartoon is put together, very interesting to read.

Just be aware of the subjectivity of the author when it comes to history. Things then move on to the various animation units he worked for and then supervised, providing still more funny stories about his coworkers and very enlightening stories on the creation of Daffy Duck, the rules for a Wile E. In answer to the usual question: In the s and the s, Jones painted and sold cartoons and parody art and directed several animation sequences.


My childhood ambition was to become an animator. Jones’ cartoons were ubiquitous in my youth Coyote and the Road Runner Witch Hazel. Published December 3rd by Farrar Straus Giroux first published Dec 26, Garrett Cash rated it it was amazing Shelves: This time around I read it in little bits here and there as I had a bit of time.

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Jones writes extensively about his creative process and the large contribution others made to it. Chuck Jones was always one of my heroes, and I loved reading about him. Open Preview See a Problem?

Not only was he brilliantly funny as an animator, some of his life stories he relates here are hilarious. This Looney Tunes —related article is a stub. It’s just that good.

This doesn’t mean, however, that he’s also a great writer. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Otherwise, he does not make the slightest comment on Clampett’s work or personality.

Chuck Amuck

At best is Jones ammuck his vicious portraits of his producers, and in his analyses of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and his own Roadrunner series. In the early s, Jones and his wife, Dorothy, wrote the screenplay for the animated feature Gay Purr-ee. Reading this book put me right into the studio with all these talented folks. Sometimes seeing behind the scenes means seeing behind the veil.

Articles lacking sources from September All articles lacking sources All cnuck articles. Unlike other television from his childhood era like Honeymooners or Andy Griffith Show or cowboy serialsthese cartoons rarely felt outdated with the exception of some troubling racial and gender stereotypes and tropes.


Chuck Jones was one of the minds behind all that brilliance. To ask other readers questions about Chuck Amuckplease sign up.

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist by Chuck Jones

I would watch with my dad, who had also watched them when he was a kid. He invites you behind the curtain with open arms and gentle smile. I get it, it was just how things were. This book was a fascinating and often hilarious look at Chuck’s life and a glimpse behind the scenes at the making of many of those animated shorts. Because there was a lot of interesting stuff in Chuck Jones’ head.

He’s definitely modest enough to praise many others, like Tex Avery and Friz Freleng. Aug 23, Mike rated it liked it.

Witty, thoughtful and written with a clear love of his colleagues and his art, Jones reveals the philosophy behind his work without ever sounding preachy. Use the HTML below. Hilarious book amucck I’ve read many times. Jones died of heart failure in Steven Spielberg Foreword by.

Jan 28, B rated it really liked it Shelves: It helps that Chuck Jones is a hero of mine, and I think this book justifies my idolisation of him. He gives a detailed 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.

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