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Chuck Amuck

By london_euan Last edited 144 months ago
Chuck Amuck
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Last weekend Channel 4 screened the results of its online poll to find the top 100 cartoons, and while it threw up the odd oversight (Fantasia at 53 while Shrek and Shrek 2 come in at 6???), it was pretty much the usual suspects in the top 10 with the Simpsons inevitably at number one.

One of the artists that featured regularly throughout in one capacity or another was animation legend Chuck Jones, whose daughter Linda brings an exhibition of his work to London that will include original pencil drawings and production cels.

Jones was an absolutely prolific animator whose work was of a consistently high quality, and while purists may argue that Tex Avery had more raw talent, the legacy left by Jones will include Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and Marvin Martian (he's also responsible for Gallic date rapist Pepe Le Pew but they were simpler times so we'll let him off).

The exhibition is on at The Animation Art Gallery in Great castle Street and runs from March 14th to April the 3rd.

Last Updated 03 March 2005