Above is Mr Jones drawing one of his most enduringly popular characters. This clip is from the 1991 documentary Chuck Amuck: The Movie.
In the video, “Chuck Jones: Extremes and in Betweens – A Life in Animation” (2000), a televised biography that was part of PBS’ “Great Performances” series, Mr Jones credits his parents as the reason he became an artist/animator. He explains that his “mother believed that children could do no wrong, and never criticized [their] drawings.” His father, who moved from job to job, accumulated mass quantities of stationery and pencils from each job and asked his kids to use them up. As a result, Mr Jones drew quite a bit. Later his father enrolled him in the Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts).
My name is Wile E. Coyote — Genius
Original watercolor on Arches paper, 14″ x 11″, by Chuck Jones circa 1995.
When I was seven, I made my grandma wake me up at 5:30 am every morning so I could watch “The Bugs Bunny & Road Runner Show.” It was my favorite show. With Easter in mind, we’re honoring our favorite “wascally wabbit.” We selected a few favorite stills and sketches from Bugs’ creator/director’s official Tumblr of Chuck Jones.
Bugs was so shrewd, always outsmarting Elmer Fudd.
“A Wild Hare” directed by Tex Avery and released in theaters on July 27, 1940.
Image courtesy GoldenAgeCartoons.com
We agree: he’s super!
“Super Rabbit,” directed by Chuck Jones and released in 1943. Top, original lobby cards;
center, original layout drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper.
Design for a cut-out sign of Bugs Bunny for the front gate of Warner Bros. Studios by Chuck Jones, circa late-1940s. Graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper.
via The Kids Should See This and Kotte