Tumblrs in L.A. and Orange County: Chuck 102Gether at the Alex Theatre, Glendale on Sunday, September 21 from 3 to 5 PM. Film Festival—showing all the great cartoons from the Warner Bros. Golden Age of Animation. Meet the families of Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Michael Maltese and Chuck Jones!
Tickets just $10 to $50 now 15% off when you use the code CJCC! Go to AlexTheatre.org to get your tickets today!
"I don’t think a thing is worth worrying about unless it is worth worrying to death." —Chuck Jones
Top drawing: Connecticut cat model drawing, graphite, ink, and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones for his “A Very Merry Cricket” of 1973. Bottom: Chester Cricket, key pose drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones for “A Very Merry Cricket.”
Color models and character studies for “Peter and the Wolf” by Chuck Jones. It aired on ABC and won the Emmy for best children’s programming in 1996.
You can listen (and watch) a recording of Prokofiev’s score here.
Original concept art for Chuck Jones’s only feature film, “The Phantom Tollbooth” (released in 1970) by Phyllis Graham. This art was created in the mid-60s prior to the film going into production.
CHUCK 102GETHER FILM FESTIVAL AT ALEX THEATRE TO BRING TOGETHER FAMILIES OF GOLDEN AGE OF WARNER BROS CARTOONS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Celebration of Creative Collaboration Fetes Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Directors, Animators, Artists and More
COSTA MESA, CA. September XX, 2014: The Chuck Jones Museum announced today that the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale will be the venue for Chuck 102Gether, a Celebration of Creative Collaboration on Sunday, September 21st from 3-5pm. The film festival will pay tribute to the teams that created the Golden Age of Warner Bros. cartoons. For the first time ever, the families of many of the great directors, producers, writers of the era will come together, including the families of directors Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, as well as producer Leon Schlesinger, voice artist Mel Blanc, and writer Michael Maltese.
Also expected to appear are living members of the Warner Bros. animation teams: June Foray, Auril Thompson and Martha Sigall. Cartoons from each of the directors will be shown on the big screen. And the Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Bugs Bunny at the Symphony creator and conductor, Maestro George Daugherty.
Since Chuck Jones’ centennial in 2012, his family has celebrated his creative genius by producing a film festival tribute. “This year, we’re thrilled to include the families of the other directors and artists who made the Warner Bros. Animation Studio the hotbed of creativity it was during the Golden Age of Animation,” said Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones and Chairman of the Board for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. “This will truly be a one-of-a-kind night for animation fans.”
Tickets range from $10-$50 and are available at the Alex Theatre website: AlexTheatre.org. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203 and doors will open at 2pm. A question-and-answer hour will follow the presentation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chuck Jones Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Interview and photo opportunities will be available.
About the Chuck Jones Museum:
The Chuck Jones Museum is responsible for the care and preservation of the art, films, and ephemera of legendary animation director and pioneer, Chuck Jones, whose seven-decade career spanned most of the 20th century. Jones, a four-time Academy Award recipient, helmed many of the most loved and significant short cartoons ever created.
"What for you chase-a my customers away?"
Charlie Dog appearing in the Chuck Jones directed, “Hound for Trouble,” 1951.
From top clockwise: background, gouache on art board — painted by Philip DeGuard; model sheet; first page of the script; lobby card.
"Doesn’t he look sweet—and crunchy, Agatha?"
Key pose drawings by Chuck Jones for his 1963 “Transylvania 6-5000,” graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper along with the first page of Chuck’s hand-written draft of the script.