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Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation

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Released

2000

Runtime

90

Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation

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What's it About

This jaunty profile of legendary Warner Bros. animator-director Chuck Jones revisits the life and career of the multiple-Oscar-winning cartoon master. In candid interviews with Jones and others, such as "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and "Toy Story" director John Lasseter, we trace Jones's process and see how he created the definitive versions of Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, and Porky Pig through a unique combination of experimental drafting techniques and impeccable comedic precision. 

Why we love it

Peering inside the head of master animator Jones and revisiting sequences from some of his most famous shorts is half the fun of watching Selby's up-close-and-personal documentary. The rest comes from listening to what latter-day animators and comedians like Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg have to say about his influence on their own work, and hearing critic Leonard Maltin articulate what made Jones's cartoons funnier and more brilliant than anyone else's.

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