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Introduction to Chuck Jones

"Animation isn't the illusion of life; it is life," said legendary American animator/director Chuck Jones. During the Golden Age of Animation at Warner Bros., Jones helped create such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweetie Pie, Speedy Gonzales, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.

Jones (1912-2002) saw three of his more than 300 cartoons win Academy Awards®, and in 1966 he was presented with an honorary Oscar®. Our tribute includes the TCM premiere of three Jones cartoons: Duck Amuck (1953), One Froggy Evening (1955) and What's Opera, Doc? (1957).

The original TCM documentary Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, created by Oscar®-winners John Canemaker and Peggy Stern, features one of the last filmed interviews with Jones. The half-hour documentary also includes clips from Jones' cartoons, along with vintage photographs and new animation based on drawings Jones made during the interview.

The following is the complete schedule for TCM's March 24 tribute to Chuck Jones:

8 p.m. CHUCK JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD (2009) - Premiere
8:30 p.m. "The Night Watchman" (1938)
8:40 p.m, "Prest-O, Change-O" (1939)
8:50 p.m, "Sniffles and the Bookworm" (1939)
9 p.m, "Elmer's Candid Camera" (1940)
9:10 p.m, "Scent-imental Over You" (1947)
9:20 p.m. "Haredevil Hare" (1948)
9:30 p.m. "Duck Amuck" (1953
9:40 p.m. "One Froggy Evening" (1955)
9:50 p.m. "What's Opera, Doc?" (1957)
10 p.m. "The Dot and the Line" (1965)
10:15 p.m. "The Bear that Wasn't" (1967)
10:30 p.m. CHUCK JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD (2009) - Encore
11 p.m. The Phantom Tollbooth (1969)
12:30 a.m. "The Night Watchman" (1938)
12:40 a.m. "Prest-O, Change-O" (1939)
12:50 a.m. "Sniffles and the Bookworm" (1939)
1 a.m. "Elmer's Candid Camera" (1940)
1:10 a.m. "Scent-imental Over You" (1947)
1:20 a.m. "Haredevil Hare" (1948)
1:30 a.m. "Duck Amuck" (1953)
1:40 a.m. "One Froggy Evening" (1955)
1:50 a.m. "What's Opera, Doc? " (1957)
2 a.m. "The Dot and the Line" (1965)
2:15 a.m. "The Bear that Wasn't" (1967)
2:30 a.m. CHUCK JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD (2009) - Encore
3 a.m. The Phantom Tollbooth (1969)

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