Chuck Jones: Conversations

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Chuck Jones: Conversations


Chuck Jones, Maureen Furniss

Date published:



Jackson: University Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578067286 (cloth : alk. paper), 1578067294 (pbk. : alk. paper)


This book consists of interviews with Chuck Jones, which span more than thirty years, beginning with a 1966 Jones’s conversation with Ray Bradbury. The interviews illustrate topics such as the development of Jones’s career, shifts that came after the Warner Bros. animation unit was closed in the early 1960s, the uncertain years of American animation duringĀ  the 1970s, and the “rediscovery” of Jones and Hollywood studio animation during the 1980s and 1990s. Jones in these interviews discusses his aesthetic sensibilities, provides tips for aspiring animators and describes Warner Bros. animation in its heyday and Golden Age of studio animation from the 1930s to the 1950s, including his connections with the Walt Disney Studio and United Productions of America, and describes his family and early life, as well as his post-Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies days. Through these interviews Jones reveal his struggles as an artist, his influences, and the creative process that made him famous.

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