Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In honor of Chuck Jones ...

Today is Chuck Jones' birthday. He died in 2002, so he would have been 98 today. I grew up watching Looney Tunes and the other work Chuck created. He also did Tom & Jerry, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Gay Purr-ee, Horton Hears A Who, and even worked uncredited on Disney's Sleeping Beauty. His work credits are amazing, especially for a cartoon lover like me. Had it not been for Looney Tunes, I'd probably never had been introduced to any classical music as a child. Sad, I know, but I'm sure that's true for a lot of people my age. Chuck Jones was absolutely brilliant. So, in honor of his birthday, here's one of his classics ...


  1. Cartoons back then WERE brilliant. Thanks for reminding me.

  2. Aw it takes me to my childhood again. :-D

  3. My husband and I paid for a babysitter and went to hear Chuck Jones speak sometime in the late 1980s. It was a wonderful experience! Thanks for the reminder of a great date night.