“Looney Tunes” and the Evolution of Chuck Jones
Relive the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons with this episode of “Every Frame a Painting” from Tony Zhou.
This nine-minute video explores the work of cartoon artist Chuck Jones, the comedic genius behind the classic “Looney Tunes” cartoons many of us grew up with.
Zhou provides in-depth analysis of how Jones evolved throughout the 200+ episodes he created for Warner Brothers, with insight into why the jokes worked and how characters like Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny were brought to life.
“Every action is dictated by what goes on inside of you,” Jones explains in an interview. “You have to be able to think the way the character thinks. If you can’t tell what’s happening by the way the character moves, you’re not animating.”