"The difference between Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny is very simple. Bugs is a comic hero. Daffy is a comic loser. And if you'll think about the history of all comics, you find that most of them fall into the latter category."
About This Interview
In his three-hour Archive interview, Chuck Jones (1912-2002) fondly recalls creating notable Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and Road-Runner. He speaks about attending art school, outlines the early days of Hollywood's animation industry in the 1930s and recounts joining the Leon Schlesinger studio in 1933. He discusses Schelsinger's sale of the studio to Warner Brothers, comments on his brief tenure at Walt Disney's studio, and speaks of creating training films with Dr. Seuss during World War II. Jones describes the basics of the animation process, the importance of story, and the challenges of directing a cartoon, and speaks in depth about directing the successful 1967 television special, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Tom Sito conducted the interview in Orange County, CA on June 17, 1998.