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Subject: Warner Bros. director/animator Chuck Jones retrospect on TCM (March 24)

Written By: woops on 03/24/09 at 2:41 pm

There's a Chuck Jones retrospect on March 24 on TCM

The original TCM documentary Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, created by Oscar®-winners John Canemaker and Peggy Stern, features one of the last filmed interviews with Jones. The half-hour documentary also includes clips from Jones’ cartoons, along with vintage photographs and new animation based on drawings Jones made during the interview.

The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s March 24 tribute to Chuck Jones:

8:30 p.m. “The Night Watchman” (1938)
8:40 p.m, “Prest-O, Change-O” (1939)
8:50 p.m, “Sniffles and the Bookworm” (1939)
9 p.m, “Elmer’s Candid Camera” (1940)
9:10 p.m, “Scent-imental Over You” (1947)
9:20 p.m. “Haredevil Hare” (1948)
9:30 p.m. “Duck Amuck” (1953
9:40 p.m. “One Froggy Evening” (1955)
9:50 p.m. “What’s Opera, Doc?” (1957)
10 p.m. “The Dot and the Line” (1965)
10:15 p.m. “The Bear that Wasn’t” (1967)
10:30 p.m. CHUCK JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD (2009) – Encore
11 p.m. The Phantom Tollbooth (1969)
12:30 a.m. “The Night Watchman” (1938)
12:40 a.m. “Prest-O, Change-O” (1939)
12:50 a.m. “Sniffles and the Bookworm” (1939)
1 a.m. “Elmer’s Candid Camera” (1940)
1:10 a.m. “Scent-imental Over You” (1947)
1:20 a.m. “Haredevil Hare” (1948)
1:30 a.m. “Duck Amuck” (1953)
1:40 a.m. “One Froggy Evening” (1955)
1:50 a.m. “What’s Opera, Doc? ” (1957)
2 a.m. “The Dot and the Line” (1965)
2:15 a.m. “The Bear that Wasn’t” (1967)
2:30 a.m. CHUCK JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD (2009) – Encore
3 a.m. The Phantom Tollbooth (1969)

Fair enough. Especially that Looney Tunes are basically not shown on television besides a marathon on Cartoon Network that aired in New Years. Many omissions like Wile E. Coyote vs. Road Runner cartoons, "Duck Dodgers of the 24 1/2 Century", "Hair Raising Hare", "Bully For Bugs", "Rabbit Seasoning", "My Favorite Duck", "Frigid Hare", "Super Rabbit", "Rabbit Of Seville", the ones with Porky & Sylvester in a house filled with psychotic mice  etc. Or some Private Snafu, which were made for the troops in WWII or other films he did.

Rather than repeating everything (except for the new documentry), "Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie", "Chuck Amuck" documentry, and another three or four  hours of animation (ie not included in the mentioned compilation movie) could be added.

TCM used to air "Cartoon Alley" that showcased threatrical Warner Bros. & MGM animation. Not sure if it was the lack of viewers or complaints of having edited cartoons led to the cancellation.

Subject: Re: Warner Bros. director/animator Chuck Jones retrospect on TCM (March 24)

Written By: woops on 03/25/09 at 12:21 pm

The documentry was informative, which was basically one of Chuck Jone's last interviews about his influences and recollection of his childhood.

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