Chuck Jones: 1912-2002 R.I.P.

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    A great animation director has died.

    Jones left a legacy of some of the best animation ever made like What's Opera Doc, One Froggy Evening, and even Rabbit of Seville. Also the great Roadrunner cartoons.

    In honor of him, buy a product from Acme.
     
  2. Michael Caicedo

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    Sad news. Chuck Jones changed animation forever. Four generations of our family will miss him [​IMG]
    "Welcome to my shop, let me cut your mop, daaa_intily... daaa_intily."
     
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    This is terrible news. Another of the great pioneers of animation gone. I always thought that his Bugs Bunny toons were some of the best made. In honor of him I will buy something from Warner Bros. just as soon as they get off their duffs and start releasing them. Are you listening Warners??!!
     
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    Damn [​IMG]
    I just realized that I like him as a director more than some of the nominees over in the Great Directors Tourney [​IMG] (which is something over in the polls section for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about).
     
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    That's All Folks...
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    He was definitely a major pioneer of American animation. I was amazed recently when I watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" just how fresh and striking it looked. I love animation and even when compared to the most recent visually stunning films from Japan, Chuck Jones's animation still looks vibrate and new. He will most definitely be missed, but I have a feeling that he will continue to live on through his work. A toast to Chuck Jones...
     
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    He'll be missed. Goodbye Mr. Jones.
     
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    The creator of the Warner Brothers characters (most importantly, Bugs Bunny) that I and millions of others grew up with and continue to adore is dead at the age of 89. [​IMG] He died Friday eveing of heart failure according to the story on CNN.
     
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    Mel Blanc.....

    Friz Feleng.....

    and now Chuck Jones

    Brings a tear to my eye every time I walk into a Warner Bros. Studio store and go to their art gallery.
     
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    Oh, that is a shame. He was one of the great ones. RIP, Chuck.
     
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    Rest in Peace. Gosh, I must have seen so much of his work as a child.
     
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    The legendary animator passed away..Bugs has been silenced again.
     
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    If anyone ever deserved a tribute it is this man. His cartoons were always the best IMHO. Very sad, but unavoidable day for fans of animation everywhere.
     
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    I was looking out for number three. First was Kevin Smith (Ares from Herc & Xena). Then the great John Thaw. Now the legendary Chuck Jones.
    It's been a sad old week.
     
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    Wow. This is really the end of an era. [​IMG]
    Thanks for Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe le Pew, and Marvin the Martian, Chuck. You'll be missed.
    Adam
     
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    You will be missed Chuck, a true great in the animation world. May he RIP and his best wishes to his family & friends.
     
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    Being a rathere huge animation fan, this is indeed a very sad thread. Rest in Peace.
     
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    Thank you Mr. Jones (and Mr. Blanc and Mr. Freleng) for filling my childhood with laughs. R.I.P.
     
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