Chuck Jones, one of the most legendary artists and directors in animation history passed away on this day in 2002 at the age of 79.
From the archives:
“It’s nearly impossible to pinpoint what is the best aspect of Chuck Jones’ work. Writers and comedians will point to his gags and his impeccable comic timing. Animators point to Jones’s ability to make limited animation so stylized that it became its own genre. Artists point to Jones’s impeccable layouts and masterful use of color and design to create mood. And fans of cartons just love that Jones’ cartoons are uproariously funny.”