Category: birthday

Top left: Chuck Jones with his granddaughter, Valerie, 1966, when she was “no more than two.” Valerie was the inspiration for Jones’s interpretation of top right: Little Cindy Lou Who, from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966.

Bottom left: Chuck Jones with his granddaughter, Valerie, 1991, for the premier of “The Magical World of Chuck Jones” which Valerie produced. Bottom right: a gift of a production cel from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas from Chuck Jones to his granddaughter, Valerie, for her birthday, 1991.

Inscription on the cel reads, “I hate Christmas, Valerie, but I love Birthdays, especially yours!”

The note framed with the cel reads, “Would you care to do everything you wanted to do in San Francisco during Easter Vacation? A train ride up there, a boat ride, shopping, all the bay shrimp you can eat, the world’s greatest aquarium, etc., etc. If so, say ‘yes’. Love, Chuck”

“I’m not like other people, pain hurts me.” –Daffy Duck

Happy 81st birthday, Daffy Duck!

Original model drawings by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper, circa mid-1960s to mid-1980s.

“Happy Birthday, Nana” – B. Bright Tiger

Gouache, watercolor and India Ink on newsprint by Chuck Jones, 108″ x 12″, 1957.

Have you ever try chicken cake? Amazing. Made by @paraniky_hivatalos for my birthday. Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ #birthdaycake #food #foodporn #birthday #family #mywifeisbetterthanyours #mywifeisthebest #cooking

Happy Birthday to Craig Kausen, one of Chuck Jones’s grandsons, shown on the bike in the photo above, circa 1966-67 outside the Jones’s home in Newport Beach. That’s his sister, Valerie, who was the inspiration for Cindy Lou Who in the Jones produced- and directed, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. And Craig again in the charcoal portrait by his grandfather at about the same age. 

Happy 105th birthday, Chuck Jones!

(Art by Eric Goldberg)

Happy 105th birthday, Chuck Jones!

(Art by Eric Goldberg)