Academy to Present Animator Chuck Jones’s Oscar®-nominated and Winning Shorts

Beverly Hills, CA (July 28, 2010) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present all nine Oscar-nominated and winning shorts directed by legendary animator Chuck Jones on Friday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The screening is presented in conjunction with the Academy’s current exhibition “Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z,” which includes drawings, storyboards, cels and other materials from his work. There will be special gallery hours from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and after the screening.

The diverse group of Jones’s animated shorts to be showcased includes three Oscar winners: “For Scent-Imental Reasons” (1949), featuring Jones’s original character PepĂ© Le Pew, the documentary short “So Much for So Little” (1949) and the whimsical romance “The Dot and the Line” (1965). The six other shorts in the program received Oscar nominations: “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). The 35mm prints are courtesy of Warner Bros. and the Academy Film Archive.

Tickets for the screening are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved.

“Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z” is open to the public through August 22 in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Regular viewing hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends, noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Natalie Kojen
nkojen@oscars.org