Saturday Art: Chuck Jones: The Evolution of an Artist [VIDEO]

Last week, Every Frame a Painting uploaded this delightful and informative video essay exploring the genius of Chuck Jones, with the introduction:

If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his ingenious framing and timing, but not today. Instead, I’d like to explore the evolution of his sensibilities as an artist. To see the names of the films, press the CC button and select “Movie Titles.”

This video also had a wonderful animation consultant: Taylor Ramos (

As a Baby Boomer (1960), I did grow up watching Looney Tunes. In fact, I still love to watch these cartoons every bit as much today as I did when they aired on television. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’ll share a clip from one of mine, called “Rabbit Fire” (ep 97), aka ‘Rabbit Season, Duck Season.’

What are some of your favorite Chuck Jones creations?

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