Chuck Jones (b. September 21, 1912 ; d.February 22, 2002) was an American animator, filmmaker, cartoonist, author, artist, and screenwriter, best known for his work with Warner Bros. Cartoons on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts. He wrote, produced, and/or directed many classic animated cartoon shorts starring the famous Warner Bros. characters including Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Wyle E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, and others. He later started his own studio, Chuck Jones Enterprises, which created several one-shot specials, and periodically worked on Looney Tunes related works. Jones was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning three times. Robin Williams presented Jones with an Honorary Academy Award in 1996 for his iconic work in the animation industry.