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Chuck Jones

Wackiki Wabbit(1943)

On a tropical island a pair of castaways look to Bugs as a source of food.

Water, Water Every Hare (1952)

A sudden rainstorm floods Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole and puts him in the path of an Evil Scientist and of Rudolph, a beast that is covered in orange fur and shod in sneakers.

What's Opera, Doc?(1957)

Directed by Chuck Jones. Animated short. One of Chuck Jones' all-time greatest masterpieces and among the finest of all animated shorts of all time, "What's Opera, Doc?" lampooned classic opera by using its elements to set up the latest chapter in Elmer Fudd's hapless pursuit of Bugs Bunny. 7 min.

Whoa, Be-Gone!(1958)

Wile E. Coyote's plans for catching the Road Runner involve a giant elastic spring, a gun and trampoline, TNT sticks in a barrel, and tornado seeds. The last of these schemes results in the Coyote being swept up by a twister and carried into a mine field.

You Were Never Duckier (1948)

In an early example of his greedy side, Daffy Duck is insulted when he learns the National Poultry Contest only awards $5 for the best duck, but $5,000 for the best rooster. Daffy disguises himself as a rooster and decides to enter. However, he attracts the attention not of the judges but of Henery Hawk and his father, George K. Chickenhawk. It isn't long before the faux rooster is abducted by the hungry chickenhawks, and Daffy pleads fruitlessly that he is, in fact, NOT a rooster but a duck.

Zipping Along (1953)

Hypnosis doesn't help the Coyote catch the Road Runner, nor do a clutch of string-controlled rifles or dozens of moustraps, but they all manage to backfire on him, naturally.

Zoom and Bored (1957)

Wile E. Coyote uses a bottle full of bees, a brick wall, a boulder in a catapult, and a harpoon gun in his usual unsuccessful attempts to catch the Road Runner.

[Jones. Chuck] Chuck Jones: Extremes & In betweens, A Life in Animation

Chuck Jones offers a personal introduction to his timeless cartoon creations, with clips from classic works like "What's Opera, Doc?" and highlights from cartoon shorts. Presents a fascinating look at the life and times of the pioneering artist whose contributions have influenced some of today's leading animators and filmmakers. Includes critiques from fans including Ron Howard, Ken Burns, Steven Spielberg, Matt Groening, Robin Williams, Whoopie Goldberg, Lorne Michaels and Leonard Maltin.

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