With a career spanning over 300 films, Chuck Jones was the genius behind many of Bugs and Daffy’s most beloved romps—Brooklyn’s own Flatbush-accented Bugs was born on July 27, 1940 under Ebbets Field—and a staggering number of Warner Brothers’ most immortal characters, including Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Marvin the Martian, and Pepé Le Pew.
This series celebrates Jones' centennial with a generous selection of rapidly paced, visually ingenious Looney Tunes shorts, with three programs screening all 29 cartoons in their original 35mm format—an extremely rare treat (a Jones showcase of this breadth has not screened in New York in at least a decade). Chuck Amuck also features a handful of films that display the influence of Jones’ anarchic spirit on live-action directors.
The first part of our selection of animator Chuck Jones’ greatest Warner Bros. cartoons.
A cult classic featuring legions of everyone’s favorite mischievous creatures.
Part two of our selection of animator Chuck Jones’ greatest Warner Bros. cartoons.
This milestone of the pre-CGI era unites live action and legendary toon characters.
Part three of our selection of animator Chuck Jones’ greatest Warner Bros. cartoons.
A boldly frenetic live-action and animated comedy chronicling the rivalry of Bugs and Daffy.
A group of model-train enthusiasts cross paths with critic extraordinaire Manny Farber.