Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Training: Chouinard Art Institute
Notable Works: Director of numerous Warner Bros. shorts, and creator of characters like Pepe LePew, Marvin the Martian, the Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote, and several others, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
Chuck Jones is easily one of the largest names in American animation. He joined with Leon Schlesinger in 1933 as an assistant animator, and directed his first short, The Night Watchman, in 1938. Jones went on to direct some of the Warner Bros. characters’ most beloved and acclaimed cartoons including One Froggy Evening, Duck Amuck, and What’s Opera, Doc? After leaving Warner Bros. animation, Jones went on to direct many television specials, including adaptations of The Jungle Book, The Phantom Tollbooth, Horton hears a Who, and the holiday staple, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.