During his tenure as vice-president in charge of children's programming at ABC television, Jones produced and directed three half-hour television specials based on stories from Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book". In 1973, the story of a young boy raised by wolves in the jungle, premiered to immediate acclaim. Narrated by Roddy McDowall, Mowgli learns about the love, justice and the jungle code of loyalty.
Early storyboard by Jones with a nascent Mowgli in the upper right corner.
Pre-production model sketch of Mowgli by Chuck Jones. You can begin to see how Jones is determining the character and personality of Mowgli through his use of the drawn line.
Production layout drawing by Chuck Jones. Providing hundreds of layout drawings for each of the films he directed, Jones here has clearly defined the character of Mowgli and establishes the model from which the animator's created the mood and movement of each scene.
Flying into theaters nationwide on April 3, 1943
Chuck Jones’ “Super Rabbit” was a spoof of the popular “Superman” cartoons
being produced at Paramount Studios at the time.Who can forget “Brick-a, Brack-a,
Firecracker, Sis-Boom-Bah, Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Rah! Rah! Rah!”?Original Bugs Bunny model drawing by Chuck
Jones for “Super Rabbit,” graphite on 12 field animation paper.