Academy Award winning animator Chuck Jones drew such beloved cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.
Jones worked on more than 300 animated films in a career that spanned more than 60 years. Three of Jones'films won Academy Awards, “Frigid Hare”，“So Much, So Little” and “The Dot and the Line”，for which Jones also received a directing Oscar. One of Jones'most popular films, “What’s Opera, Doc, ” was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992 for being “among the most culturally, historically and aesthetically significant films of our time.” He was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1996 for lifetime achievement. He also received an honorary life membership from the Directors Guild of America.
Born in 1912 in Spokane, Wash, Jones moved to Hollywood with his family. After graduating from Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of Arts), he began making a living drawing pen oilportraits on Olvera Street, a historic Los Angeles marketplace. He landed his first job washing animation cels in 1932, working for legendary Disney animator Ub Iwerks.
He became an animator for Warner Brothers (1933 — 1962), where he helped bring to life some of the studio's most recognizablc characters. In addition to Bugs and Daffy, he worked on the fast-moving, beep-beeping Road Runner and his hapless pursuer, Wile E.Coyote. He also drew Pepele Pew, the romantic-minded skunk with a French accent.