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Chuck Jones: the evolution of an artist

9 minutes

The inventive absurdity of Chuck Jones, creator of ‘Looney Tunes’

Even if you’ve never heard the name, you’re almost certainly familiar with the work of Chuck Jones. Between 1938 and 1962, Jones directed around 200 cartoons for Warner Brothers – including numerous episodes of Looney Tunes – and, in the process, developed some of the most famous animated characters ever created. Part of the US filmmaker Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting series, this video essay dissects how Jones evolved from a promising young artist to an all-time master of visual comedy by closely and ceaselessly studying human behaviour through art and literature.

Director: Tony Zhou

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