Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones

At 85, Chuck signed a long-term contract with Warner Bros. to supervise the animation department. His thoughts on the contract were: "At 85 you can only think ahead for the next 50 years or so.".

Close friend of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss of "The Cat in the Hat" fame).

Father of Linda Jones Clough.

Has been a close friend of Ray Bradbury for more than 50 years.

Has three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, a step-son and step-daughter.

His cartoons What's Opera, Doc? (1957), Duck Amuck (1953) and more recently One Froggy Evening (1955) have been accepted into the US National Film Registry.

Interviewed in Peter Bogdanovich's "Who the Devil Made It: Conversations With Robert Aldrich, George Cukor, Allan Dwan, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Chuck Jones, Fritz Lang, Joseph H. Lewis, Sidney Lumet, Leo McCarey, Otto Preminger, Don Siegel, Josef von Sternberg, Frank Tashlin, Edgar G. Ulmer, Raoul Walsh." NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

When he was hired at Leon Schlesinger's studio, he rose from assistant animator to director in only five years.