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Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist

Chuck Jones

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ISBN 10: 0374123489 / ISBN 13: 9780374123482
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardback book with dust jacket titled CHUCK AMUCK: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist by Chuck Jones. With a foreword by Steven Spielberg. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1989. Illustrated with color and black and white reproductions. Dust jacket shows light rubbing. Bookseller since 1995 (LL-Art-2-TS) rareviewbooks Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # RVB05181604

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Title: Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an ...

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Academy Award winning animator Chuck Jones looks back on his life and career, and explains how he and his fellow animators created cartoon characters

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Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist is a sort of autobiography of Chuck Jones, the brilliant Warner Brothers animator who created such enduring characters as Wile E. Coyote and Marvin the Martian. Like his best cartoons, Jones skips around to the fun parts, giving a bit of childhood here, a few words of drawing advice there, and a good yarn wherever one fits. Jones also manages to work in a detailed yet somehow never boring description of the long and silly process of making a cartoon. Jones is refreshingly generous about spreading credit around to others. He fondly remembers art teachers, tips his hat to fellow directors and mentors Friz Freleng and Tex Avery, and gives the reader a new appreciation of the layout men who create the backgrounds for animated features. Most engaging are Jones's accounts of office life at Warner Brothers, which sounds like just as much fun as you hope it would be. Jones recounts stories of drawing tables wired to wake up sleeping animators when the boss approached and Cal Howard, a gag writer who ran an illegal commissary out of his metal-lined desk. The book is filled with sketches and color plates of much-loved moments from Warner Brothers cartoons and even includes a quick Road Runner and Coyote scene that comes to life when the pages are flipped. Highly recommended for kids who like to draw and adults who have not lost their appreciation for Looney Toons. --Ali Davis

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