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Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of Animated Cartoonist

Jones, Chuck

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ISBN 10: 0374123489 / ISBN 13: 9780374123482
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, NY, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From On The Road Books (Waynesboro, PA, U.S.A.)

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DJ is lightly price-clipped on top right corner of Front Flap. 304pp. Grey cloth. 4th Printing stated. Tight, square, bright copy. No remainder mark. No internal notes or marginalia. Crisp, pictorial DJ in Mylar cover. Photo illus. in B&W/Color and line drawings by Jones. Foreward by Steven Spielberg. Signed by Jones in pencil on the Half-Title Page. Just name, no inscription. EXTRA POSTAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Bookseller Inventory # 14433

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

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, NY

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Photo Illus in Color & B&W

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine

Signed: By Author

Edition: 4th Printing

Book Type: Art

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Winner of three Academy Awards and numerous other prizes for his animated films, Chuck Jones has directed Warner Brothers' greatest--Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Elmer Fudd. He created Wile E. Coyote and his uncannily cunning nemesis, the Road Runner, as well as the amorous Pepe Le Pew.


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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