"Chuck Amuck" Bugs Bunny Limited Edition Signed by Chuck Jones Warner Brothers, 1989. In 1989, Chuck Jones released his autobiographical book Chuck Amuck - The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, with a forward by Steven Spielberg. The cover art for the book was based on a drawing from the hand of Chuck Jones, which showcases Bugs Bunny animating Daffy in the famous "Duck Season/Rabbit Season" sequence. The cover art was released to animation collectors as a 16 field hand-painted limited edition cel is signed by the artist Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002). The long sold-out edition was limited to 750 pieces. It bears a Linda Jones seal and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Cricket Gallery. Please note the number of this cel is different from the number you will receive which is #347/750. Excellent Condition. The book is not included. It is for reference for the cover picture.
Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc. was the in-house division of Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American animation. One of the most successful animation studios in American media history, it was primarily responsible for the Looney Toons and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short subjects. The characters featured in these cartoons, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety, are among the most famous and recognizable characters in the world. Many of the creative staff members at the studio, including directors and animators such as Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Tex Avery, Robert Clampett, Arthur Davis and Frank Tashlin, are considered major figures in the art and history of traditional animation.
The Warner animation division was founded in 1933 as Leon Schlesinger Productions, an independent company which produced the popular Looney Toons and Merrie Melodies animated short subjects for release by Warner Bros. Pictures. In 1944, Schlesinger sold the studio to Warner Bros., who continued to operate it as Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc. until 1963. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were briefly subcontracted to Freleng's DePatie-Freleng Enterprises studio from 1964 until 1967. The Warner Bros. Cartoons studio briefly re-opened in 1967 before shutting its doors for good two years later.
CHUCK JONES: Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles, and many others, as well as adding to the development of Warner favorites such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and countless others.