15023 ª February 22 7:37 PM. What’s down, Doc? Animation genius Chuck Jones has died of conjestive heart failure. Has any other creative-type-person brought more joy and laughter to the last three-or-four generations? At least his website had already started paying tribute to him while he could still see it (click on “Letters from the Heart”, optional Flash). [MetaFilter]

🙁 He’s going to be missed. If it wasn’t for Chuck Jones we wouldn’t have The Simpsons, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky & the Brain, or any cartoons other than the sanitized Disney variety. He brought edginess & subversive attitude to cartoons.