SSNPod #230 | Chuck Amuck: The Animated Antics of Chuck Jones | #saysomethingreal

The SSN Crew closes out 2017 with a special all-new (and long in the works) episode on Chuck Jones, the legendary animation director behind some of the best “Looney Tunes” and “Merrie Melodies.” We discuss the genius behind Jones’ work on cartoons such as “One Froggy Evening,” “What’s Opera Doc,” “Cheese Chasers,” and more, as well as his work in creating Pepe Le Pew, the Road-Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Marvin the Martian and Gossamer the orange monster, and more! This episode explores Jones career at the Warner Bros. “Termite Terrace” studio, as well as his later work at MGM on “Tom & Jerry” and “The Grinch,” breakdowns on what made Jones’ work unique, and the breadth of his influence on later animated cartoons the world over.

SHOW NOTES:
• 0:00:00 Intro and Early Years
• 0:09:34 Jones at Warner Bros.
• 0:53:51 Jones at MGM
• 1:01:12 Later Years
• 1:21:06 Post-Show: How Warner Bros. Cartoons were made

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