Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American , , , , and of films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the studio. He directed many of the classic short starring , , the , and the other Warners characters, including Duck Amuck, One Froggy Evening and What's Opera, Doc? (all three of which were later inducted into the ) and Jones' famous "Hunting Trilogy" of Rabbit Fire, Rabbit Seasoning, and Duck! Rabbit! Duck! (1951–1953).
After his career at Warner Bros. ended in 1962, Jones started and began producing cartoons for , including a new series of Tom & Jerry shorts and the television adaptation of ' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. He later started his own studio, Chuck Jones Productions, which created several one-shot specials, and periodically worked on Looney Tunes related works.