Chuck Amuck has ratings and 43 reviews. Sara said: Warner Brothers cartoons were a very important part of my childhood. I wasn’t allowed to watch muc. Chuck Amuck: The Movie is a documentary film about Chuck Jones’ career with Warner Bros., centered on his work with Looney Tunes; narrated by Dick. 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.

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We try, and amhck usually able, to keep the more antisocial traits of those characters under control. Great, especially if you’re a fan of bugs et al. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Adventures of the Road Runner. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This doesn’t mean, however, that he’s also a great writer.

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist

It’s certainly not an autobiography. I think I’d like to grow up to be fourteen years old like Chuck. Seuss” Geisel, or Walt Kelly. The film was released on VHS. Himself archive footage Michael Maltese In addition to classic clips of Jones’ work, this film also includes interviews with those who have worked alongside Chuck, as well as others who amufk the impact his work has had on American entertainment.

The Movie 6. It was a fantastic look into the people and processes of the Ammuck Tunes. In this beguiling memoir, Chuck Jones e The illustrated classic, complete with a new preface by Matt Groening.

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He’s definitely modest enough to praise many others, like Tex Avery and Friz Freleng. Once there, you find a world surprisingly similar to yours albeit with more swordfish stranglers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He goes into just enough technical detail so that the reader understands without being overwhelmed.


To ask other readers questions about Chuck Amuckplease sign up. Hilarious book chck I’ve read many times.

Yes, humor is always base on human behavior. Volume 3 and Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: I will have to admit, though, that I found the first volume far more entertaining than the second. I gave up on this book.

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist – Chuck Jones – Google Books

His tales of his cat, Johnson, who he credits with teaching him about characterization, are a hoot and he expands on the exploits of the crew at Schlesinger Productions amuc the receptionist occasionally transposed to ‘Pleasanter Seductions’later Warner Brothers, that I read in “Bugs Bunny: Given that, don’t expect to read much here about his times working with Bob Clampett, Ted “Dr. And he adds the text scripts for a handful of cartoon, which really do not read well.

This article does not cite any sources. Sep 02, Henry Guilkey rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was hilarious. cguck

A must-read for classic animation fans, or anyone who grew up watching the classic Warner Brothers cartoons! He was a huge influence in the evolution of Bugs Bunny and Daffy.

I thought I was quite the Chuck Jones aficionado, but I learned quite a bit and laughed all the way. Honestly, what autobiography could be better than one that is also a flip book??? The only downside to reading this memoir written in is finding out what a total boys’ club the studio was, which shouldn’t have been a total surprise, given the time period and the fact that there were never any major female characters.

Some people may quite passages from Shakespeare or Kipling: Jan 19, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: Probably I w There’s a lot of padding here for a relatively short book.

Part autobiography, part history, part lessons in animation and characterization, part tribute to the people he worked with and created, this is a delightful excursion into the life of someone who has made me laugh as long as I can remember. Now, while this book was one of the best I’ve read in recent memory and I would never refrain from recommending it, I would like to point out one major caveat.


It gives a brief look into Chuck Jones’ formative years, from which he manages to draw quite a few humorous anecdotes. And something about Tex Avery.

There is no way I could not like this book.

Jam-packed with copious illustrations, Chuck Amuck delves into Jones’ early animation career and culminates in the many years he spent working in the animation department at Warner Brothers, helping chuxk create dozens of characters and writing and directing hundreds of classic cartoon characters — like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylveste Chuck Amuck and a follow-up volume Chuck Reducks is the lighthearted chucl extremely informative autobiography of legendary cartoon animator Chuck Jones.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Trivia About Chuck Amuck: Why did I not read this sooner? May 23, PJC rated it it was amazing. Great books about creative folks discuss the struggle and inspiration more.

Chuck Amuck

Feb 26, Dan rated it it was amazing. Feb 07, Jim rated it it was amazing. The sections where he describes the behaviour of his childhood pet cat Jo I read rather a lot of auto-biographies I find them very easy to read for some reason, I can normally finish them in one sittingand this is probably my favourite ever.