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Giovanni Jones is an opera singer who first appeared in "Long-Haired Hare".
In Modern Media
Giovanni has made occasional appearances in modern WB media, such as in the crowd scenes of the 1996 film Space Jam.
In The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries episode "One Froggy Throat", he's known as "Mario Stanza" and Granny helps him when he lost his voice. They eventually trick the audience by playing a Michigan J. Frog record while he "sings".
Giovanni Jones appears in The Looney Tunes Show, as the head manager and Tina's boss at Copy Place. He debuts in "Customer Service", when he is forced to suspend Tina after seeing her violently mistreating a customer. His next appearance was a silent cameo in "A Christmas Carol". Unlike Long-Haired Hare, he doesn't speak in an Italian accent.
He appears in the 2015 film, Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run. He serves as Lola's boss at a perfume department, firing her for constantly convincing costumers that the perfume sold there isn't good enough. He later plots to steal the perfume Lola created and take all the credit for himself.
While his name is an apparent play on that of animator/director Chuck Jones, his appearance appears to be patterned after that of character actor Alan Hale, who is best known for his role as the Skipper on Gilligan's Island. His singing voice was uncredited in Long-Haired Hare and was unknown for years, until it was revealed in a commentary voice-over on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 DVD set that baritone singer Nicolai Shutorev provided Jones' singing voice in the short.