All nine Oscar-nominated and winning shorts directed by Chuck Jones
An Academy Gold Standard Screening
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life from A to Z-Z-Z-Z”
Hosted by Academy Governor Bill Kroyer with special guests animators Rob Minkoff, Chris Bailey, Jeff DeGrandis, Kelly Asbury; and family Linda Clough and Marian Jones
Creator of the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Pepé Le Pew, Chuck Jones also helped shape the beloved characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. Films directed by Jones have earned three Oscars from a total of nine nominations. He received the Academy’s Honorary Award in 1995, and three of his films – “Duck Amuck” (1953), “One Froggy Evening” (1955) and “What’s Opera, Doc?” (1957) – have been named to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
In conjunction with the exhibition “Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life from A to Z-Z-Z-Z,” which celebrated his prolific career as an animator, the Academy showcased Jones’s magnificent cartoon oeuvre with this presentation of shorts made in quite diverse animation styles, including the three Oscar winners directed by Jones: “For Scent-Imental Reasons” (1949), the documentary short “So Much for So Little” (1949) and “The Dot and the Line” (1965); and the six Oscar-nominated shorts he directed: “Mouse Wreckers” (1948), “From A to Z-Z-Z-Z” (1953), “High Note” (1960), “Beep Prepared” (1961), “Nelly’s Folly” (1961) and “Now Hear This” (1962).
35mm prints courtesy of Warner Bros. and the Academy Film Archive.
Program running time: 66 mins.
Copyright information: Looney Tunes characters, names and all related indicia are ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. 2010.
Artwork courtesy Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.
- Friday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211