This is just depressing........

Postby Mokonapuff on Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:07 pm

Sorry if I don't say much for the next couple of days or so, I'll be in mourning. I just found out that Chuck Jones, the last living of the great Warner Brothers directors, is now dead at the age of 90.
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Postby Sunblaze Wildfire on Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:10 pm

On 2002-02-22 21:07, Mokonapuff wrote:
Sorry if I don't say much for the next couple of days or so, I'll be in mourning. I just found out that Chuck Jones, the last living of the great Warner Brothers directors, is now dead at the age of 90.



Erk! O.O

There goes one of my idols. :sad:
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Postby ThomasKDye on Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:40 pm

Probably the last animation legend has finally left us. We'll miss you. Thanks for all the fun stuff.
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Postby ItaX on Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:41 pm

Chuck Jones...dead... :sad: Oh my!... :sad: What a loss!

(DarkX: Indeed! :sad: He was a great director!)

May he rest in peace! :sad: His work will last forever!
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Postby Sunblaze Wildfire on Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:44 pm

On 2002-02-22 21:41, ItaX wrote:
Chuck Jones...dead... :sad: Oh my!... :sad: What a loss!

(DarkX: Indeed! :sad: He was a great director!)

May he rest in peace! :sad: His work will last forever!



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Postby Gabriel on Fri Feb 22, 2002 10:25 pm

We should all be so fortunate to live as long and as wonderful a life as he had.

May we mourn not for his passing, but for ourselves having lost him.

And may we all do our best with whatever he had inspired within us for whatever time we may have left.
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Postby CatsWhisker on Sat Feb 23, 2002 4:15 am

On 2002-02-22 21:07, Mokonapuff wrote:
Sorry if I don't say much for the next couple of days or so, I'll be in mourning. I just found out that Chuck Jones, the last living of the great Warner Brothers directors, is now dead at the age of 90.

Yes he was the last.. and also the greatest.
Not just at Warner Brothers but everywhere he
went. "Gay Purree" was my favorite animated
movie for a long time and he directed it for
UPA. A lot of greatness and a lot of happiness
he was responsible for. It is never easy to
lose anyone so great - but thank goodness he
poured his genius into his cartoons. And those
will never be lost.
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Postby ZOMBIE USER 7262 on Sat Feb 23, 2002 5:40 pm

What a beautiful new logo on the main page, Gene.

Thanks.
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Postby BreeAnn on Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:06 pm

::blink:: Wha? Logo? Did I miss something?
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Postby ZOMBIE USER 7262 on Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:10 pm

On the front page... the "Gene Catlow" logo.

This:
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Postby BillBrd1 on Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:05 pm

::enters forum dressed in black::

I just got home from work and found out a few minutes ago. I guess when admired someone so much, even 90 seems too young to go.

I always enjoyed his artwork. From "What's Opera Doc?" (overrated IMHO, but very good), to "Phantom Tollbooth" (IMHO, underrated). I always liked the kid who daydreamed all the time. I also liked the Randy Beaman boy a lot too, although I don't know if they were related. But I always thought the Randy Beaman kid was inspired by the daydreaming kid. (With my luck, they're probably the same kid.)

This is a devastating loss to the cartoon world. I think the only person left now from the Golden Age of Cartoons is June Foray.

But it's OK. Chuck has earned his well-deserved wings. And I'm sure Mel Blanc was there to greet him at the pearly gates.

God bless you, Chuck.
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Postby Silverfox_R on Sun Feb 24, 2002 6:36 am

i love the opener pic - a loss of a mentor to other cartoonist and animators - he was an inspirier for me in some ways - :sad: this is just so sad .. my own characters say goodbye in my small <a href="http://www.fanarchive.net/Artists/Silverfox-Star/chuck.jpg">tribute</a>
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Postby Genecatlow on Sun Feb 24, 2002 5:40 pm

On 2002-02-23 17:40, Elix wrote:
What a beautiful new logo on the main page, Gene.

Thanks.


Well, I couldn't allow it to go by without a
commemorative image of some kind. It's kind
of difficult to think in somber terms of
Chuck's career, for he's been responsible for
incapacitating me with laughter a great deal.
But then, words have failed people much more
artiiculate than me in such cases.

I just wanted to make a fond farewell image.
My own RL commemoration was to open my
autographed copy of "Chuck Amuck" to the
hasty signature he scrawled in it (he was
really busy and only had a second) and smile.
Just to remind myself, hey, I *did* get to
meet him/ ^______^
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Postby Genecatlow on Sun Feb 24, 2002 5:46 pm

On 2002-02-24 06:36, Silverfox_R wrote:
i love the opener pic - a loss of a mentor to other cartoonist and animators - he was an inspirier for me in some ways - :sad: this is just so sad .. my own characters say goodbye in my small <a href="http://www.fanarchive.net/Artists/Silverfox-Star/chuck.jpg">tribute</a>


Very well done, Silverfox.
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