Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 - February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most famous for his work at Warner Brothers studio with the Looney Tunes characters. Most notably, his work with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig, and characters he created like Pepe Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner.

John Lasseter stated that Jones has influenced him personally and took the lessons he taught him to heart from the short films he made to ''Toy Story''.

After the release of Toy Story 2, John Lasseter received a letter from Jones, saying he loved the film and animation, especially the character of Jessie. Lasseter has the letter framed on his wall.