Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This colorful, fast-paced documentary pays tribute to animator Chuck Jones on his eightieth birthday. Amidst many clips from his most famous cartoons, major stars and Hollywood figures ranging from Steven Spielburg to Ron Howard to composer Danny Elfman to film historian/critic Leonard Maltin to Whoopi Goldberg pay their respects. Highlights include clips from such cartoon classics as Bug's Bunny's The Rabbit of Seville, Daffy Duck's Duck Amuck, Jones' "Road Runner" shorts, and the classic TV holiday show How the Grinch Stole Christmas. All of these came from his Warner Brothers eras, but also shown are examples of his more experimental work done at MGM including his Oscar-winning The Dot and the Line.
animation, artist, birthday, creativity, director, interview, television, tribute