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29

Jul

Celebrating the Golden Age Of Speech Impediments: Looney Tunes Legend Chuck Jones Comes to NY

A slightly irreverent look at the exhibit. 

A selection of men from the Chuck Jones archive. It’s difficult to ignore the importance Chuck placed on an animator’s ability to draw the human form. He and his animators were constantly taking life drawing classes, particularly from the brilliant educator, Don Graham. Chuck’s facility with capturing the essence of character in a few lines of graphite on a slip of paper is remarkable and clearly informs the animated films he produced and directed during his lifetime. These drawings, graphite on paper, are circa 1947—1967. 

28

Jul

Music to put sheep dogs to sleep by…

Original layout drawings (key poses) by Chuck Jones for his 1962 short cartoon, “A Sheep in the Deep,” graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper.  

27

Jul

Happy Birthday, Bugs Bunny! “A Wild Hare” directed by Tex Avery and released in theaters on July 27, 1940. Image courtesy GoldenAgeCartoons.com.

Happy Birthday, Bugs Bunny! “A Wild Hare” directed by Tex Avery and released in theaters on July 27, 1940. Image courtesy GoldenAgeCartoons.com.

25

Jul

The Chuck Jones Gallery at 232 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, just a half block north of the convention center and across from the Hard Rock Hotel, is hosting some awesome artist receptions through Sunday. Stop in and say hello! 

The Chuck Jones Gallery at 232 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, just a half block north of the convention center and across from the Hard Rock Hotel, is hosting some awesome artist receptions through Sunday. Stop in and say hello! 

23

Jul

In the photo from left: Linda Jones Clough, Chuck’s daughter, Craig Kausen, Chuck’s grandson and Chairman of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity with Dr. Barbara Miller, curator of “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones.” Dr. Miller and David Schwartz, chief curator of the Museum of the Moving Image, were interviewed in IndieWire, read it here

Center: Model sheet (collage on board) for the 1966 Chuck Jones-directed television special “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Top: One of the text panels in the exhibit at MoMI

22

Jul

Daffy Duck acting.

Original key pose drawing by Chuck Jones for his 1953 “Duck Amuck”, graphite on 12 field animation paper. Seen at “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” at the Museum of the Moving Image. For dates and times, visit ChuckJonesNow.com

"An animator is an actor with a pencil." —Chuck Jones

21

Jul

Can you imagine anything worse than looking at photos of people you don’t know at an event you didn’t go to? So, I’ll spare you the details of the above photos, suffice it to say…If you’re a fan of animation, a fan of Chuck Jones, a fan of cartoons, a fan of cartoon-making, someone who likes to laugh, or even someone who likes to learn new things (!), then you’ll like love, “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” at the Museum of the Moving Image. Details and links at ChuckJonesNow.com

18

Jul

What you’ll see at the entrance to “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” opening tomorrow at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York. 

What you’ll see at the entrance to “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” opening tomorrow at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York. 

17

Jul

Linda Jones and animation artist, Bill Plympton, at the opening of what’s up Doc The animation art of Chuck Jones. Museum of the moving image, New York

Linda Jones and animation artist, Bill Plympton, at the opening of what’s up Doc The animation art of Chuck Jones. Museum of the moving image, New York