Have a Happy Thanksgiving! On this day I would like to share a great story from the animation legend, Chuck Jones. I was lucky to hear Chuckie Boy lecture at Boston University way back in the Ice Age. He told many stories and many of them were quite memorable. This particular story had to do with his brief relationship with Walt Disney during the time when a short-sighted Warner Bros was disbanding their animation division. Walt had taken ill and was hospitalized, so Chuck decided it would be a nice gesture to write him a get well card. Walt soon recovered and gave Chuck a ring to thank him and to inform him (to Chuck's surprise) that he was the only person outside of his immediate family that had wished him well. No one from the Disney company had sent anything. Walt further surpirised Chuck by asking him to come to Disney, hang around a week or two and pick out any job he wanted.
Chuck did just that, what the heck, Warners was falling apart, so he was going to need a job relatively soon. So Chuck "hung" around the Disney animation department for a couple of weeks, seeing how things were run and trying to get an idea of which job would suit him the most. Chuck met with Walt at the end of his tour and quickly informed him that the "only job worth having was his".
So that is my Happy Thanks-But No Thanksgiving story