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Watch: How Chuck Jones Grew as a Cartoonist

Watch: How Chuck Jones Grew as a Cartoonist

In his latest “Every Frame A Painting” installment, Tony Zhou gives us the crucial components of the work of Chuck Jones, Warner Brothers’ genius master cartoonist, and in so doing shows us the laws of a small universe. The points Zhou focuses in, as we watch the pranks of Bugs Bunny, the stammering of Daffy Duck, the blundering of Wile E. Coyote, are the gag (assumptions vs. harsh reality), the character developments we witness, and the discipline–the way a character focuses on a particular task or conflict. Throughout, we get snippets of interviews with Jones himself, Steven Spielberg, and others, making this a departure for Zhou and a benchmark within his body of work.

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