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Actor With a Pencil by jbwarner86 Actor With a Pencil by jbwarner86
September 21 is the birthday of one of my all-time greatest heroes, the late Charles M. Jones (1912-2002). Jones' work at Warner Bros. has been a huge influence on me, particularly his abilities to form well-rounded and believable characters and to create stunningly hilarious and subtle facial expressions. And he directed some of the finest and nicest-looking Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies ever made. The man, simply put, was a cartooning genius. Of course, he surrounded himself with equally genius colleagues - writer Michael Maltese, layout artist Maurice Noble, animators Ken Harris, Benny Washam, Lloyd Vaughan, Abe Levitow, etc. - but there is no denying that Jones himself was a true visionary leader when it came to creating great cartoons.

Thus, my tribute to a legend. The "actor with a pencil" himself, surrounded by many of the animated stars that he helped propel into the stratosphere of cartoon stardom. Not everyone I've met knows his name, but his work has impacted us all in one way or another.
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HeRodeABlazingCarpet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
If animators are actors with pencils, Chuck Jones is the Laurence Olivier of animation.
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BugsBunny85 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
The Loooney Tunes of Chuck's era were hillarious and the gold time of Warner bros., when the animators create cartoons just for lulz. The modern tlts made only for taking cash from stupid people
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HotChocolate345 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
my birthday is september 20th, and i LOOVE looney tunes!!
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BonniEvil-Soldier Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love Looney Tunes!!!!:D
Cool PicXD
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fartoons Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awesome!!!
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You do know his 100th birthday's coming soon: September 21, 2012, don't you?
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to draw a pic of that!!! May we pay tribute by doing what we love!!!! ^^
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed! Yeah, we should!
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally do that!!! ^^
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I will! ;D
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