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Chuck Jones Gets One Froggy Evening

March 23, 2009

one-froggy-eveningTuesday night (March 24) you’ll want to lock grandma in the attic, send the kids to bed early, and see the significant other off to their card night. Actually, you won’t have to do any of those things, because any human being with a beating heart and at least one brain cell is gonna get a kick out of what’s going down. TCM is devoting a night to the great animator Chuck Jones, beginning at 8 PM EST. The centerpiece is Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, a half-hour documentary which features the late, great Bugs Bunny/Road Runner animator recounting in his signature style in 1997.

According to Cartoon Brew, the film features clips from his work and new animations made out of Jones’ sketches by John Canemaker (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation). The doc and interview portions appear to focus specifically on Jones’ childhood, which should give the Freudian scholars out there a little something to play with. The real meat will be what follows: 11 classic shorts dating from 1938 to 1967 and Jones’ feature take on kids’ classic The Phantom Tollbooth.