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Chuck Amuck

Chuck Amuck

The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist

Chuck Jones, Foreword by Steven Spielberg, Preface by Matt Groening

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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The illustrated classic, complete with a new preface by Matt Groening.

Winner of three Academy Awards and numerous other prizes for his animated films, Chuck Jones is the director of scores of famous Warner Bros. cartoons and the creator of such memorable characters as the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, and Marvin Martian. In this beguiling memoir, Chuck Jones evokes the golden years of life at "Termite Terrace," the Warner Bros. studio in which he and his now-famous fellow animators conceived the cartoons that delighted millions of moviegoers throughout the world and entertain new generations of fans on television. Not a mere history, Chuck Amuck captures the antic spirit that created classic cartoons-such as Duck Dodgers in the 241/2 Century, One Froggy Evening, Duck Amuck, and What's Opera, Doc?-with some of the wittiest insights into the art of comedy since Mark Twain.

Praise for Chuck Amuck

"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 of Roadrunner ... With gemlike anecdotes, Jones pays tribute to directors, fellow animators, writers, a sound-effects specialist. " - Publishers Weekly

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Chuck Jones, Foreword by Steven Spielberg, Preface by Matt Groening

Chuck Jones is an Academy Award winner and the creator of classic cartoon characters such as Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. He lives and works in Costa Mesa, California.

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