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Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life

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The world-renowned animation director of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck further shares his life, his inspiration, and his timeless creations in this charming and funny sequel to his treasured memoir, Chuck Amuck--with a Foreword, this time, by Robin Williams. Four 4-color inserts. Line art throughout.
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Warner Books (NY) (first published October 1996)
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Michelle
Jan 22, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
I rather enjoyed this book, which was part memoir and part insight into Chuck Jones' approach to animation, and many Looney Tunes and other characters specifically. I enjoyed the humor and voice he was able to impart, which made the animation details just as much of a story and entertaining as the anecdotes he presented.

While it isn't as technical as other books on animation, or as detailed as other animation history books, I think this would be a good book to at least read through once for Jone
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Jim Razinha
Oct 18, 2015 Jim Razinha rated it it was amazing
Wow. Even better than Chuck Amuck! Much more substantial. In addition to more life stories, Jones details every major character and several specific films.

Excellent.
Melissa
May 17, 2010 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I adore this book! Part autobiography, part history of Warner Bros., and part learning tool on the creative process. Chuck Jones delivers insightful behind-the-scenes tour of the to-the-left-of-cute studio.

My favorite parts were of course his explanation of the creative process and the fact he would redraw one scene 50 times just to get it right. He delves into the personality of beloved characters that, as time has gone on, become icons of animated cinema -- Michigan J. Frog, Marc Anthony, Bug
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Kevin de Ataíde
Aug 03, 2011 Kevin de Ataíde rated it liked it
The autobiography of the animator and director who gave us such classic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Jones]. Well written, very funny and with plenty of insight into the creation of these animated films. Mr. Jones' work is easily available in YouTube and is still the basis of periodic films by the Warner Corporation. But the new creations don't have the spark of those great works from the sixties and seventies. We certainly miss you, Chu ...more
Robin
Jan 20, 2011 Robin rated it really liked it
A companion piece to Chuck Amuck that dives a little more deeply into the early years, life at Termite Terrace, and being an Oscar-winning animator. Interesting close character studies of his most famous characters, and those to whom he gave his personal slant, including Bugs and Daffy.
Trey
Oct 13, 2010 Trey rated it really liked it
Really fun read. I thought Chuck Jones wrote well. Strangely, I found the first part of the book, the more autobiographical section, more interesting. Once he gets into how the famous Loony Tunes characters were designed and created, it drops off a bit.
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Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most notably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros Cartoons studio.

Jones was born in Spokane, Washington and later moved with his family to Los Angeles, California. His father encouraged his drawing from an early age.

Jones graduated from Chouinard
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