Chuck Jones worked for Warner Brothers and made numerous Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical shorts. He was later promoted to director for one of the production units. In 1960, David H. Depatie took over production of Warner Brothers animated theatrical shorts. In 1962, he began to use abstract Warner Brothers opening and closing segments. These contain a simplified white background with two pink downwards-pointing triangles and two pink semi-circles. The music was replaced entirely with very loud Westminster Chimes and clock tower bells. The "oo" in "cartoon" bounced, and when it bounced bicycle horn sounds accompanied the bouncing. Chuck Jones attracted scandal when he ghostwrote for Gay Purr-ee, which was neither produced nor distributed by Warner Brothers. Friz Freleng was promoted to co-producer alongside now-credited David H. DePatie. Robert McKimson, Rudy Larriva, the remaining crew of Warner Brothers, and the entire crew from United Productions of America joined them. They used a modified Jones opening and closing segment, with simplified "Xylophone" music of "The Merrie Go Round Broke Down" for both
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Chuck Jones joined Abe Levitow, Ben Washam, Tom Ray, Walter Bien, Les Goldman, Lou Scheimer, Norm Prescott, Hal Sutherland, and others at a company named SIB Productions. This company utilized offices in Japan, Belgium, and U.S.A. This company financed Filmation Associates and "SIB Tower-12, Inc.". Notice that both Filmation (until 1982) and SIB Tower-12 contain downwards pointing chevrons. Chuck Jones produced theatrical animated short films which were distributed by MGM. Walter Bien was Executive Producer and Les Goldman was supervising producer (originally credited as "In Charge Of Production") The main thing they produced was Tom and Jerry. (Hanna Barbera were the creators of Tom and Jerry in 1940, directed it from 1941 to 1956, and produced & directed it from 1956 to 1958. They no longer worked on it once they began producing television programs) After a secret outsourcing of 13 Tom and Jerry animated short films in 1961, Chuck Jones, his business partners, and production staff took over. Not only did Chuck Jones used a custom opening and closing segment for Warner Brothers, he did the same thing for Tom and Jerry. These are recognized by Tom "roaring" angrily, and then being framed by the "O" in his name in a yellow background with Jerry laying on the "Y" of his name. SIB Tower-12 was acquired by MGM and renamed "MGM Animation & Visual Arts". Jones was in charge of 34 shorts. He produced 32 of them. Eugene Poddany composed the music for 20 shorts. Beginning in 1966, Dean Elliott composed music for five shorts, Carl Brandt composed music for two shorts, and Tom Ray with Lowell Norman & Dean Elliott edited stock footage of Hanna-Barbera's Tom and Jerry with new sound effects and music from Norman and Elliott, respectively. Unfortunately, MGM stopped distributing theatrical animated short films in 1968. This means that the production overhaul only lasted two years and it means that Dean Elliott arranged music for ten shorts, Carl Brandt arranged music for four shourts, and Tom Ray (with Norman and Elliott) edited two shorts. June Foray and Mel Blanc originally provided (Jones's version) of Tom and Jerry. Terence Monck and Dal McKennon provided the singing voices. During the production overhaul, there was occasional pre-recorded vocal effects from June Foray and Mel Blanc. Otherwise, Chuck Jones himself provided vocal effects during the production overhaul. (ghost-voiced, but notice the different sounding Tom.) MGM did not distribute very many theatrical animated short films during the 1960s besides Tom and Jerry. Two of the others are The Dot And The Line: A Romance In Lower Mathematics, and The Bear That Wasn't. During the 1960s, Chuck Jones ghost-produced several TV series. He was in charge of bringing theatrical animated short films to television, and censor them. (It was an unfortunate requirement during that time period and it happened with both "foreign" and "domestic" programs.) One of them was clearly a Tom and Jerry TV show, and another one was a Looney Tunes TV Show. A pilot for an additional TV Show "The Adventures Of The Road Runner" was rejected. As for the Looney Tunes show of the 1960s, it opened with a "This Is It" theme. This theme is what forced Hanna-Barbera's Flintstones to change their theme song from "Welcome To Bedrock" to "Meet The Flintstones" on season 3, episode 3 of The Flintstones. Chuck Jones produced "The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz" TV series. He produced some TV specials including "Pogo's Special Birthday Special" [sic], "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", and "Horton Hears A Who!" He co-produced and co-directed a theatrical feature film called "The Phantom Tollbooth" which was praised by critics, yet criticized by its author for its mostly-animated format instead of live action. Chuck Jones developed a television series made of Doctor Seuss stories. He should have kept SIB Tower-12, Inc. under his control but since MGM acquired his studio, they ended up closing it down entirely. Tom and Jerry would return to other television series distributed by MGM, but they were subcontracted by animation studios Hanna-Barbera and Filmation. Dr. Seuss stories would make their way onto television, although in yearly specials by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. However, certain stories and concepts such as "The Cat In The Hat Comes Back" and "Dr. Whoovy Hears A Who" were left behind on the cutting room floor. Although Chuck Jones lost his animation studio, he got a job working at Format Films and ABC. Format Films also made animated segments for Sesame Street and The Electric Company for PBS (at the time called NET). For ABC, he was the executive producer for "Curiosity Shop". After a while, he produced more television specials independently and adapted stories written by authors Rudyard Kipling and George Selden. Other specials included those starring Raggedy Ann and Andy, and once again Looney Tunes. Apparently, when Chuck Jones departed Warner Brothers, he took Bugs Bunny with him. Chuck Jones made a few theatrical animated short films with Dean Elliott and Doug Goodwin, and also made films starring Looney Tunes characters. These films were edited by using stock footage from decades-old short films. They were completed in a manner similar to Tom Ray's Tom and Jerry. The noticeable difference is that these films neither used new sound effects nor new music. This made the bookend segments extremely noticeable. Bob Clampett was intentionally uncredited in these films, and music producer Bill Lava was accidentally uncredited in one of them. Depatie-Freleng made the rest of the bizarrely edited films. Chuck Jones also did work for Alvin and The Chipmunks. He no longer made any specials or TV shows by the 1980s. Instead, he continued to ghost-produce the censored TV shows that "adapted" theatrical animated short films for television. During the 1990s, he produced a small amount of theatrical animated short films. After that, he retired. There are still a few TV programs that that air his productions and Duck Dodgers is another program that is inspired from previous Duck Dodgers cartoons.