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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Chuck Amuck

I would give it 10 stars if I could. I laughed out loud at least once a chapter. Not only was he brilliantly funny as an animator, some of his life stories he relates here are hilarious.

He was a rare one. I loved the stuff he d My childhood ambition was to become an animator. I went to college to follow the dream that chukc partially inspired. Inhis wife died and he remarried Marian Dern in Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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

Apr 22, Robert J. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. UPA completed the film and made it available for amuuck in ; it was picked up by Warner Bros.

Published December 3rd by Farrar Straus Giroux first published In addition to classic clips of Jones’ work, this film also includes interviews with those who have worked alongside Chuck, as well as others who discuss the impact his work has had on American entertainment. I read rather a lot of auto-biographies I find them very easy to read for some reason, I can normally finish them in one sittingand this is probably my favourite ever. And there are twenty-four of those per second.

That’s interesting, but just one would have been enough to make that point. Unfortunately, Jones is a little too self-aware to be really funny in his writing, and he never reaches that great mix of humor and melancholy of Jack Kinney’s ‘ Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters: Search for ” Chuck Amuck: The Wartime Cartoons Chuck Amuck: Apr 19, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: May 23, PJC rated it it was amazing.


All great cartoon characters are based on human behavior we recognize ourselves. Jones graduated from Chouinard Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most notably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros Cartoons studio.

He talks about his work though there are large blanks. Part autobiography, part history, part lessons in animation and characterization, part tribute to the people he worked with and created, this is a delightful excursion into the life of someone who has made me laugh as long as I can remember. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Why did I not read this sooner? 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.

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.

It’s just that good. This book is a bit hard to classify.

The development and history of the Looney Tunes are also a fascinating topic to read. Ostensibly a documentary about legendary animator Chuck Jones made for British TV at the time of the opening of the Museum Of The Moving Image – which I visited inwhen it was about to be closed down!

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Having said that, his explanations into the design of the various classic cartoon characters was undeniably illuminating but it deals only intermittently with his career and his numerous collaborators – spending too much time on childhood recollections and an over-extended introductory sequence, which serves as an advert to the Museum more than anything else!

Coyote, and so many more. Honestly, what autobiography could be better than one that is also a flip book??? One frame to me will make the difference between whether the thing’s funny or not.


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Apr 09, Leo H rated it it was amazing. Seuss” Geisel, or Walt Kelly.

Probably I give this book a whole extra star for the surprise flipbook. I think you must learn – if you’re in any filmmaking – you must respect the single frame.

Doubtfireanimation supervisor Four Roomsanimation sequences. I thought I was quite the Chuck Jones aficionado, but I learned quite a bit and laughed all the way. It helps that Chuck Jones is a hero of mine, and I think this book justifies my idolisation of him.

All drama, all comedy, all artistry stems from the believable, which gives us as solid a rock as anyone would ask from which to seek humor: It was hard to follow and I didn’t think it was that interesting. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

And some about his theories of art His tales of his cat, Johnson, who he credits with teaching him about characterization, are a hoot and he expands on the exploits of the crew at Schlesinger Productions which the receptionist occasionally transposed to ‘Pleasanter Seductions’later Warner Brothers, that I read in “Bugs Bunny: The sections where he describes the behaviour of his childhood pet cat Jo I read rather a lot of auto-biographies I find them very easy to read for some reason, I can normally finish them in one sittingand this is probably my favourite ever.

Here, we’re left to assume that Bugs Bunny was created entirely because crazy people wanted to spite their idiot bosses.

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Jones delves into his life though not in great detail or in any real order. I drew all the time, created a bunch of characters, and watched cartoons all the time.