Pre-production concept drawings, marking pen, …

Pre-production concept drawings, marking pen, ink, and graphite on paper, 11″ x 14″, by Chuck Jones for his 1966 animated television special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Flag pole sitting cat, mixed media on toned pa…

Flag pole sitting cat, mixed media on toned paper, 11″ x 14″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1960s.

Flag pole sitting was a fad in the 1920s when Chuck was growing up in Los Angeles. You can read about the fad here

Max the dog from the Chuck Jones directed “Dr….

Max the dog from the Chuck Jones directed “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, 1966. Top: pre-production character design by Chuck Jones, marking pen, ink, graphite on paper, 11″ x 14″. Bottom: original production cel, gouache on acetate, 12 field (10.5″ x 12.5″). 

Reclining nude, watercolor on 12 field animati…

Reclining nude, watercolor on 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones, circa late 1990s.

(Someone had flagged a previous and recent post of ours of Grinch production art as “adult content”. In the spirit of reciprocity, the next several posts will be paintings and drawings of nudes by Chuck Jones.)

Original mixed media on 12 field animation pap…

Original mixed media on 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones, circa late 1990s. 

(Someone had flagged a previous and recent post of ours of Grinch production art as “adult content”. In the spirit of reciprocity, the next several posts will be paintings and drawings of nudes by Chuck Jones.)

Someone flagged our previous post of Grinch pr…

Someone flagged our previous post of Grinch production art as ‘adult content’. In the spirit of reciprocity, the next few posts will all be nudes by Chuck Jones.

“Happy Mother’s Day – 1959 from ever-faithful, ever-loving, B.B.T. (Be Bright Tiger) and C.M.J. (Charles Martin Jones)″ original watercolor on paper, 11″ x 14″

“Dear Chuck Jones— Greetings, seasonal a…

“Dear Chuck Jones— Greetings, seasonal and otherwise – and my thanks (joined in by all the Crists) for “The Grinch”–what a lovely Xmas present! All wishes for an undismaying 1967– 12/18/66 – Judith Crist (film critic for television–the Today Show–and print–including The New York Herald Tribune and New York magazine as well as TV Guide.)

From the top: two storyboards by Chuck Jones, mixed media on paper; two layout drawings by Maurice Noble, mixed media on paper, all for the 1966 animated television special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” which first aired on CBS on December 18, 1966. 

Original production drawings from the Chuck Jo…

Original production drawings from the Chuck Jones half-hour animated television special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, which first aired on December 18, 1966, all graphite on 12 field animation paper. 3rd from top is a layout drawing by Maurice Noble for the film, gouache, colored pencil, and graphite on 12 field animation paper. 

HUM BA-BUG!

HUM BA-BUG!

Original model sheet, photostat glued to poster board, 30″ x 24″, from original drawings by Chuck Jones for his 1966 animated special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. 

“Transylvania 6-5000″, released in theaters on…

“Transylvania 6-5000″, released in theaters on November 30, 1963 (Yikes, 55 years ago!), directed by Chuck Jones; Co-director: Maurice Noble; Story by John Dunn; Animation by Bob Bransford, Tom Ray, Ken Harris, and Richard Thompson; Layouts by Bob Givens; Backgrounds by Phil DeGuard; Film Editor: Treg Brown; Voice Characterization by Mel Blanc; Ben Frommer, and Julie Bennett; Musical Direction by Bill Lava. 

Production layout drawings by Chuck Jones, graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper. Chuck’s hand-written script of opening scene.