An Animated Life

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Animator John Canemaker talks about “Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood,” a documentary directed by Peggy Stern, about the early life of the legendary Warner Bros. animation director, Chuck Jones. This film, which combines an interview with the legendary animator with newly created animated segments, premieres on Turner Classic Movies Tuesday, March 24, at 8 p.m., followed by a selection of his films.


John Canemaker

Comments [6]

Carol Erickson from Fountain Valley, California

As a fortunate resident of Orange County, California who was able to "know" Mr. Jones and his family, I am forever grateful to Ms. Stern and Mr. Canemaker for their film. Chuck was one in a million - as are Bugs, Daffy and the rest of his friends.

Mar. 27 2009 12:24 AM
Cheryl Posner from Orange County, CA

Fabulous, informative interview--thanks so much for airing it and to John for participating! I'll be tweeting about it on behalf of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the nonprofit organization Chuck founded. We're thrilled that TCM aired "Memories of Childhood" last night, and are hoping for reruns. Beep beep!

Mar. 25 2009 03:08 PM
gregory from The Bronx

As Elaine said to Jerry on Seinfeld, "I think it's sad that all your sense of culture comes from Bugs Bunny."

Mar. 24 2009 01:19 PM
sanjay from manhattan

Chuck Jones cartoons and Looney Tunes in general were never intended for children! They were for adult audiences in movie theaters.

Mar. 24 2009 01:18 PM
Edward James Dunne from USA

I've always suspected that Ellmer Fudd was a spoof on "intellectuals" i.e., his last name is how you would pronunce Ph.D. and he's always reading improbable things. Add to that that Bugs calls him "Doc." Do Mr. Canemaker know if this is a right hunch? Thanks, Ed

Mar. 24 2009 01:18 PM

kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit

Mar. 24 2009 01:18 PM

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