Chuck Jones

Biography: Chuck Jones began his career as an animator working on Looney Tunes. He is responsible for the way the characters are today. Several popular characters include Bugs and Daffy and Elmer; Road Runner; Duck Dodgers; Dr. Seuss cartoons; and Tom & Jerry. When he began work his own studio is when we recognized more of his individual talent. He continued the work of Tom & Jerry, and added a futuristic look to it, whether it was a prediction of what today would be like, or sometime in the 24th (or 24th 1/2 ) Century. He also did the same on "Duck Dodgers And The Return Of The Twenty Fourth And A Half Century" in 1980, which later became a TV show. He also brought The Grinch, Horton The Elephant, The Cat, And Dr. Whoovy to life. He worked great with Dr. Seuss, and his talent was actually combined with Dr. Seuss. He successfully completed "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Horton Hears A Who". However, the production of "The Cat In The Hat" merged with DFE Films eventually leading to Chuck Jones leaving the series, and His production of "Dr. Whoovy Hears A Who" was cancelled entirely. But the crew from Chuck Jones such as Maurice Noble and Dean Elliott remained with the Dr. Seuss series for a while. He also successfully produced Rudyard Kipling's Stories From "The Jungle Books" and succeeded in the production of The White Seal and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and A Cricket In Times Square along with two sequels. His work can be identified by the eye color of the characters as well as his signature that he used. He provided some of the voices of his shows and so did Mel Blanc and June Foray and sometimes Boris Karloff and Hans Conreid. He had four different music composers on his cartoons. There was Bill Lava, Eugene Poddany, Dean Elliott, and Carl Brandt, and composers like Carl W. Stalling and Milt Franklin in the earlier days. Joe Raposo and Henry Mancini also composed music for some of the DFE Films, and later joinded with DePatie, Freeling, and McKimson for numerous Looney Tunes Aniversary Specials. Some other specials and movies are "The Dot And The Line", "The Phantom Tollbooth" and He worked at Looney Tunes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Sib Tower 12 Inc. Including the people that are mentioned above, The people that usually worked with him are Earl Jonas, Michael Maltese, Jim Pabian, Bob Ogle, Abe Levitow, Ben Washam, Tom Ray, Les Goldman, and Walter Bien.

In February 22, 2002, Chuck Jones has died from congestive heart failure in Corona, De Mar, California.
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Chuck Jones' Scores

  • TV
  • Games
Highest Metascore: 89 Duke Nukem 3D
Lowest Metascore: 69 Blitz: The League
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 game reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
89 Duke Nukem 3D (PC) Jan 31, 1996 3d Modelling / 3d Modelling 8.8
88 Counter-Strike (PC) Nov 8, 2000 Modeling / Modeling 9.3
77 Stranglehold (PS3) Oct 29, 2007 Character Artist / Character Artist 8.1
76 Blitz: The League (PS2) Oct 17, 2005 Character Artist / Character Artist 7.9
69 Blitz: The League (X360) Nov 13, 2006 Character Artist / Character Artist 6.5
tbd Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition (PC) Oct 31, 1996 3d Modeling / 3d Modeling 8.4