Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fast Pigs: 3, no, 3 1/2 hours of Chuck Jones - UPDATED

There was a great link on YouTube that had an interview with Charlie Rose and animation director, Chuck Jones. A great find where Chuck Jones elaborated on humor, drama, art, the Church of Mark Twain and the wisdom of fast pigs.

As good things never last forever it the clip was removed.   However I did come across several interviews with Chuck Jones for the Archive of American Television.  The interviews were conducted by animation legend, Tom Sito in 1998.  In total all six clips run about 3 hours long.

The interview was filled with priceless Chuck Jones anecdotes, insights on drawing,  anatomy, timing, his years at Termite Terrace and his short stint at Disney.

The videos are a perfect compliment Chuck Jones' autobiography, Chuck Amuck, (one of my favorite books) a great read for any artist, animator, filmmaker or anyone.

NOTE:  I noticed that the original links were removed, but I was able to find the new links and update them.  View them here but also please visit the original page on the Archive of American Television's website.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Where's that other 1/2 an hour? Sometimes you do get what you want.  I discovered that the Chuck Jones/ Charlie Rose interview has found another life on Charlie Rose's homepage. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this! I must admit, I don't have 3 hours to devote to this right now, unfortunately, but I hope it's still up online when I might be able to get to it. Wish there was a transcription! Also it looks like that link to the last 1/2 hour is broken at the bottom, maybe it was removed. Thanks again for sharing the find!