Charles Martin Jones is a popular American animator. He was born in 1912 in Spokane, Washington, but grew up in Los Angeles, California. His family moved around a lot, so they lived in rented houses. His parents strongly encouraged him to read. The author that most influenced his work was Mark Twain.
Every one of theit rented house had a library. Chuck Jones once said, “We didn’t have a phonograph until I was twelve, a radio until I was seventeen, or a television until I was forty-six. So that left book… One fateful day our family moved into a rented house, furnished with a complete set of Mark Twain, and my life changed forever.” He especially liked Mark Twain’s description of a coyote, which inspired the creation of one of Jones’ most popular characters, Wile E. Coyote. Chuck Jones also perfected Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, and created the Roadrunner. These are all popular cartoon characters you can see on television in America.
Chuck Jones also helped to design an exhibition at the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington, D. C. The exhibition is an animation studio where children learn how to animate cartoons!