TCM Plans Special Chuck Jones Tribute

Turner Class Movies is presenting a wonderful eight-hour tribute to toon legend Chuck Jones on March 24, the day it premieres Peggy Stern’s acclaimed documentary Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood. Featuring original animated segments by John Canemaker based on Jones’ drawings, this 26-minute special offers never-before-seen footage of the animator talking about his family life and tough experiences in 1920s L.A. and recalls events and personalities that shaped his life and creative spirit. Conducted by Canemaker and Stern, the interview was conducted only a short time before Jones’ death in 2002. Stern was also the writer and producer of Canemaker’s Oscar-winning short The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation.

What’s Opera, Doc

After premiering this important documentary at 8 p.m., TCM will present a killer night of toons created by the master, including Haredevil Hare, Duck Amuck, One Froggy Evening and What’s Opera, Dod. Here’s the complete list of the evening’s programs to make sure you don’t miss this great night of programming.

One Froggy Evening & Duck Amock

8 p.m. Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood (2008)

8:30 The Night Watchman (1938)

8:40 Prest-O, Change-O (1939)

8:50 Sniffles and the Bookworm (1939)

9:00 Elmer’s Candid Camera (1940)

9:10 Scent-imental Over You (1947)

9:20 Haredevil Hare (1948)

9:30 Duck Amuck (1953)

9:40 One Froggy Evening (1955)

9:50 What’s Opera, Doc (1959)

10:00 The Dot and the Line (1965)

10:15 The Bear that Wasn’t (1967)

10:30 Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood (2008)

11:00 The Phantom Tollbooth (1969)

12:30 Night Watchman, The (1938)

12:40 Prest-O, Change-O (1939)

12:50 Sniffles and the Bookworm (1939)

1:00 Elmer’s Candid Camera (1940)

1:10 Scent-imental Over You (1947)

1:20 Haredevil Hare (1948)

1:30 Duck Amuck (1953)

1:40 One Froggy Evening (1955

1:50 What’s Opera, Doc (1959)

2:00 The Dot and the Line (1965)

2:15 The Bear that Wasn’t (1967)

2:30 Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood (2008)

3:00 The Phantom Tollbooth (1969)

Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood

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