Today we’re celebrating the 106th birthday of legendary, Academy Award winning, animator Chuck Jones.
Among the most prolific and creative forces in the history of animation, Chuck Jones directed more than 300 cartoons during his 60-year career, creating such classic characters as the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Pepe LePew. 📌 Click on the link in my bio to see Chuck Jones’ artwork
Happy Birthday to the legendary Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning writer, producer, and director of many of the greatest Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies shorts. Outside of his work for @WarnerBrosEntertainment, Jones created one of my favorites, "The Dot and the Line." #ChuckJones
Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (21 September 1912 –22 February 2002) was an American animator, filmmaker, cartoonist, author, and screenwriter, best known for his work with Warner Bros. Cartoons on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies 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, Porky Pig, Michigan J. Frog, the Three Bears, and a slew of other Warner characters. After his career at Warner Bros. ended in 1962, Jones started Sib Tower 12 Productions, and began producing cartoons for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, including a new series of Tom and Jerry shorts and the television adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. He later started his own studio, Chuck Jones Enterprises, which created several one-shot specials, and periodically worked on Looney Tunes related works. Jones was nominated for an Oscar eight times and won three times, receiving awards for the cartoons For Scent-imental Reasons, So Much for So Little, and The Dot and the Line. He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1996 for his work in the animation industry.
Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr., usually called Sylvester, is a fictional character, a three-time Academy Award-winning anthropomorphic, 40, 50, or 60-Inch tall Tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. Most of his appearances have him often chasing Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzales, or Hippety Hopper. Sylvester official debut was 20 September 1941 (voiced by Mel Blanc; Animation by Manual Perez, Gerry Chiniquy and Gil Turner) in "Notes to you". The unnamed cat was considered his predecessor/an initial form of Sylvester. The cartoon would later be remade as "Back Alley Oproar" (with the Sylvester in his current form). He appeared in 103 cartoons in the golden age, only behind Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Daffy Duck. Three of his cartoons won Academy Awards, the most for any starring Looney Tunes character: they are Tweetie Pie, Speedy Gonzales, and Birds Anonymous.#sylvesterthecat#sylvesterjpussycatsr#looneytunes#merriemelodies#melblanc#manualperez#gerrychiniquy#gilturner#notestoyou#backalleyoproar#bugsbunny#porkypig#tweety#daffyduck
This may well be one of the best birthday present I have ever been given. Six volumes, for desks in each volume, for a whopping 24 disks of the original Looney Tunes. Did you know that Looney Tunes collections now come with a content warning? Apparently they’re only appropriate for adults of a certain age. #42#merriemelodies#looneytunes
It is To Laugh! | Chuck Jones "It Is to Laugh!” is a new release, created from an original oil painting by Chuck Jones in celebration of his birthday on September 21, from the 1958 animation short, “Robin Hood Daffy.” 📌 What scene makes you laugh? 👉 DM for art inquiries