Tuesday, July 1, 2008
One of the greatest cartoons of all time, Duck, Amuck (1952) was directed by screwball genius Chuck Jones. This surreal cartoon was deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress, and selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. Two other cartoons by Jones received the honor: What's Opera, Doc (1957) and One Froggy Evening (1955). All three cartoons are absolutely brilliant, and high water marks in animation history.
Of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time, as selected by 1000 animation professionals, Duck, Amuck was rated number two, losing to Jones' own What's Opera, Doc? for the top slot. One Froggy Evening came in at number 6. Good show, Jones.
Chuck Jones (1912-2002) American Artist, Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Producer, Director, and Honorary Academy Award Winner (1996)