Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life from A to Z-Z-Z-Z

Bugs Bunny

Presented in association with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

“No, I do not have a favorite character, Bugs or anyone else. Bugs Bunny and Pepé Le Pew are concordant with my aspirations; Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Elmer Fudd, to mention a few of the losers in our stable, constitute rueful recognition, but every character has contributed to my own development as a writer-director-animator.”
– Chuck Jones

The work of Oscar winner and master humorist Chuck Jones (1912–2002) was celebrated with an Academy exhibition showcasing 150 drawings, storyboards, cels, dialogue sheets and other materials from a life of laughter and mischief-making.

On view were materials related to many of the highlights and rarities from Jones’s prodigious output of animated short films, features and television specials, including “Elmer’s Candid Camera,” “For Scent-Imental Reasons,” “Duck Amuck,” “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century,”“From A to Z-Z-Z-Z,” “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “Beep Prepared” and “The Dot and the Line.” These items were drawn from the remarkable collection left by Chuck Jones to the nonprofit organization that bears his name. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity provides public educational programs and exhibitions based on the art, writings, teachings, and unique philosophy of Chuck Jones.

Additional loans come from the Chuck Jones Collection housed at Warner Bros.

Copyright information:  Looney Tunes characters, names and all related indicia are ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.  2010.

Artwork courtesy Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

Exhibition Information

May 14 through August 22, 2010
The Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
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