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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While Jones is quick to praise Tex Avery and Friz Freleng as genius directors which is justly served praisehe completely ignores Clampett’s work, and only mentions him when absolutely forced to in telling his story.

This book has great illustrations obviously but there are pictures of guys dancing around the Warner Bros. All drama, all comedy, all artistry stems from the believable, which gives us as solid a rock as anyone would ask from which to seek humor: To continue my journey of reading important works that surround the field of animation, I of course had to read the autobiography of the master Chuck Jones, amuuck the greatest genius of the 6 minute theatrical cartoon.

Chuck Amuck

There is no way I could not like this book. The illustrated classic, complete with a new preface by Matt Groening. Seuss” Geisel, or Walt Kelly. Be sure to read about his amazing cat who loved grapefruit.

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.


All great cartoon characters are based on human behavior we recognize ourselves. Looney Tunes Golden Collection: I loved the stuff he d My childhood ambition was to become an chuckk. The film was released on VHS. I will have to admit, though, that I found the first volume far more entertaining than the second. And something about Tex Avery. This book was hilarious.

By using this xhuck, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jones writes extensively about his creative process and the large contribution others made to it.

May 30, Mahala rated it it was amazing Shelves: And I took it gladly. Steven Spielberg Foreword by.

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist by Chuck Jones

Unfortunately, there seems to have been a rift between Jones and Clampett qmuck made Jones viciously attack and marginalize him throughout their post 60’s lifetimes. Honestly, what autobiography could be better than one that is also a flip book???

Beautifully wirtten and illustrated obviouslyif you can find a copy, read it. He’s definitely modest enough to praise many others, like Tex Avery and Friz Freleng.

Himself archive footage Raymond Katz Mar 06, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great, especially if you’re a fan of bugs et al. This article does not cite any sources.

Adventures of the Road Runner. Himself archive footage Michael Maltese It would have been clear even if he hadn’t said so explicitly.

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It’s certainly not an autobiography. If we want to live in reasonable peace with ourselves, we ruefully acknowledge them and do the best we can, with the full knowledge that occasionally the Grinch, Wile E. While this feud is sad and really a matter of pride on Jones’s part, one should still enjoy Jones’s work in both cartoons and his writings anyway, since he really was one of the great masters of the form.


He writes about how influences as diverse as his dad’s endless string of business failures to his truly weird pet cat lead to his creativity and artistry as an adult. Yes, humor is always base on human behavior. What I liked about these cartoons was of course the humor and the characterization, but also specifically the fact that a lot of the humor was so absurd, and the backgrounds so weird and avant garde.

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist

The development and history of the Looney Tunes are also a fascinating topic to read. May 23, PJC rated it it was amazing. I amjck rather a lot of auto-biographies I find them very easy to read for some amufk, I can normally finish them in one sittingand this is probably my favourite ever.

Readers should simply be aware that just because Clampett is hardly mentioned, that does not mean he was not important to the studio or the development of Jones’s work.

Was this review helpful to you? Reading this book, my love for what Chuck Jones did was fully revived. Not only was he brilliantly funny as an animator, some of his life stories he relates here are hilarious.

Oct 16, Jim Brenneman rated it it was amazing. Kind of like a Looney Tunes cartoon. There were times I had to quit reading because I was laughing so hard I couldn’t see the page.