Bradford Fest Celebrates Chuck Jones Centennial


Legendary animator Chuck Jones will be the subject of a special tribute at the 18th Bradford International Film Festival  (April 19-29) in the U.K. on the occasion of his 100th birthday. BIFF will screen 20 of the greatest short by the iconic toon master, the man behind Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner, Daffy Duck and so many other Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies classics.

Films include Road Runner’s first outing in Fast and Furry-ous (1949), as well as What’s Opera, Doc? (1957), Duck Amuck (1953), Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) and One Froggy Evening (1955).

In addition to specially selected medleys of Jones’s films being screened, BIFF’s family weekend events (21 & 22 April and 28 & 29 April) feature activities for all ages inspired by the animator’s delightfully unique sense of entertainment. Free drop-in family workshops at the National Media Museum include Looney Tunes Sound Effects and Cartoon Creations, allowing visitors bring their own animations to life.

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The 18th Bradford International Film Festival

The 18th Bradford International Film Festival