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Nude, oil on kraft paper, 14″ x 11″, by Chuck …

Nude, oil on kraft paper, 14″ x 11″, by Chuck Jones, circa late 1950s.

Directed by Chuck Jones is on hiatus until September 9th.

Tex Avery, February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980…

Tex Avery, February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980.

Top: Chuck Jones’s “Appreciation” for the Los Angeles Times on the passing of Tex Avery. Jones was an animator in Avery’s unit at Leon Schlesinger’s before his directorial debut in 1939 with “The Night Watchman.”

Bottom: “Tex’s Rabbit” model sheet for Avery’s 1940 “A Wild Hare”, considered by many to be the first appearance of the Bugs Bunny we all know and love.

Your Friday hamburger courtesy Chuck Jones, ci…

Your Friday hamburger courtesy Chuck Jones, circa 1960, 30″ x 40″, mixed media on newsprint.

Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury! Born on this da…

Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury! Born on this day, 1920. Shown here with Chuck Jones, circa 1970s. When asked what he wanted for his birthday, Bradbury replied, “Why, I want to be 14 years old just like Chuck Jones.”

Are you ready for Space Jam II?

Are you ready for Space Jam II?

Original drawing, graphite and India ink on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones, circa late 1980s.

American Gothic, the original by Grant Wood (l…

American Gothic, the original by Grant Wood (l) and the Bugs Bunny version by Chuck Jones ®.

A note from Ted Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, to Chuc…

A note from Ted Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, to Chuck Jones, circa late 1980s with photo of the pair wearing bow ties, Jones to the left, circa 1966.

“What did you expect in an opera? A happy endi…

“What did you expect in an opera? A happy ending?” –Bugs Bunny
At the bottom, play list for “What’s Opera, Doc?” directed by Chuck Jones, 1957.
“They say Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.” William Nye via Mark Twain

Character designs by Chuck Jones for a propose…

Character designs by Chuck Jones for a proposed sequel to his 1942 ground-breaking “The Dover Boys,” circa mid-1950s.

Milan Roof Tops from the 6th floor Principe Sa…

Milan Roof Tops from the 6th floor Principe Savoia Hotel, 1960, ink and graphite on sketch pad paper, 14″ x 11″, by Chuck Jones.