Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
This week we're taking a look at Warner Bros' iconic stable of characters, the stars of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies!
Animation director Chuck Jones is acclaimed for his groundbreaking work on some of the most celebrated and classic Looney Tunes shorts featuring Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, but he also directed a good many Tom & Jerry cartoons, the animated adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and much more. So animation fans should be very excited to learn that his art -- sketches, storyboards, cels, model sheets, photographic backgrounds, as well as 22 animated shorts, including "What’s Opera, Doc?," "The Dot and the Line," and "One Froggy Evening" -- will be part of a six-year traveling museum exhibition that starts this July at New York's Museum of the Moving Image.
As a child, I idolized Chuck Jones. More than anyone else, he influenced my early love of animation, and is one of the people who contributed the most to shaping both my appreciation for comedy and my sense of humor...
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