Category: a person’s a person no matter how small

“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” directed by Chuck Jones, 1970

Top: Pre-production mixed media drawing of Horton the elephant by Chuck Jones

2nd: Layout drawing of Mrs. Toucanella by Chuck Jones, color model, mixed media on 12 field animation paper

3rd, 4th, 5th: Layout drawings by Maurice Noble, mixed media on 12 field animation paper

“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” directed by Chuck Jones, 1970

Top: Pre-production mixed media drawing of Horton the elephant by Chuck Jones

2nd: Layout drawing of Mrs. Toucanella by Chuck Jones, color model, mixed media on 12 field animation paper

3rd, 4th, 5th: Layout drawings by Maurice Noble, mixed media on 12 field animation paper

“Yopp!” saves the day. Dr. Whovee races to the highest point in Whoville to save their world from destruction in this multi-cel key master set-up. Original background, gouache on art board with matching production cels, gouache on acetate from the 1970 Peabody Award-winning animated television special of “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” directed by Chuck Jones, co-directed by Maurice Noble. 

Character model drawing of Horton the Elephant by Chuck Jones for his Peabody Award-winning “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”, 1970. Colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, and marking pen on 12 field MGM animation paper.