Sunday, March 22, 2009

Chuck Jones Reminder


This Tuesday, March 24, Turner Classic Movies will be running four and a half hours saluting the work of animation director Chuck Jones. The complete schedule is here.

Highlights include the TV premiere of the documentary Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, as well as such noted cartoons as What's Opera Doc?, Duck Amuck, One Froggy Evening. The evening will also include early works, such as Jones directorial debut The Night Watchman, as well as Prest-O Change-O and Elmer's Candid Camera, two early steps in the evolution of Bugs Bunny. TCM will also screen The Phantom Tollbooth, Jones' feature, based on the book by Norton Juster, made for MGM.

The entire program will be repeated twice during the evening, followed by 1001 Arabian Nights, a UPA feature starring Mr. Magoo and directed by veteran Disney director Jack Kinney.

5 comments:

warren said...

Thanks for the heads up!

Thad said...

It's cool to see Chuck's face on the TCM mainpage.

billburgNYC said...

Hey Mark, now that it has aired, I'd love to read your thoughts about this documentary.

Floyd Norman said...

My wife and I enjoyed the Chuck Jones evening on TCM.

Years ago, when I was much younger, you could actually stop in at Chuck's studio in Hollywood and chat with him. The work day had ended, and Chuck would regale us with wonderful tales of the old days.

I sure miss those evenings.

warren said...

I posted some screen grabs from 'The Phantom Tollbooth' the other day. The story was more like a lecture than a film but the BGs were amazing, for the most part. The grabs aren't the greatest quality (from an old VHS) but since there's none floating around...