Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, director, producer and screenwriter.
He was known for his works in Looney Tunes and in Tom & Jerry. He directed many of the Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons. He was also known the creator of iconic Looney Tunes characters, including Pepe le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. He won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short. Jones produced 34 Tom and Jerry shorts from 1963 to 1967.
He was married to Dorothy Webster from 1935 until her death in 1978. Then he was married to Marian J. Dern from 1981 until his death in 2002. He has a daughter with Webster, Linda Jones Clough.
References[change | change source]
- "Biography of Chuck Jones". Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- Art Directors Club biography, portrait and images of work
Other websites[change | change source]
- Chuck Jones web site
- The Animation of Chuck Jones Archived 2011-05-11 at the Wayback Machine at Keyframe - the Animation Resource
- Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Critical Database
- Chuck Jones on IMDb
- Chuck Jones at Find-A-Grave
- Chuck Jones: Three Cartoons (1953-1957) Archived 2013-02-11 at the Wayback Machine - Roger Ebert discusses Jones' three films in the United States Library of Congress National Film Registry.