Category: Bugs Bunny

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.

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 ®.

Acrobats, original oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, b…

Acrobats, original oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1995.

“The author, O. Henry, taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds–the birds were chickens and the flowers, dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.” –Chuck Jones

“Super Rabbit”, hand-painted cel art edition c…

“Super Rabbit”, hand-painted cel art edition created from an original drawing by Eric Goldberg, 13.5″ x 16.5″, gouache on acetate with printed background.

“Super Rabbit”, released April 3, 1943, directed by Chuck Jones, story by Tedd Pierce, animation by Ken Harris and musical direction by Carl W. Stalling. 

Bugs Bunny and his adversaries, original drawi…

Bugs Bunny and his adversaries, original drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones, circa 1988-89.

Titled “Jealousy”, this is ____ ____’s submiss…

Titled “Jealousy”, this is ____ ____’s submission to this year’s Red Dot Auction, a charity art experience and fundraiser for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

Now in its ninth year, the Red Dot Auction is unique in that the art is donated “anonymously” and the artist’s name isn’t revealed until the silent auction closes. For more information about the Center and the Red Dot Auction, please visit ChuckJonesCenter.org/reddot9.

Titled “Jealousy”, this is ____ ____’s submiss…

Titled “Jealousy”, this is ____ ____’s submission to this year’s Red Dot Auction, a charity art experience and fundraiser for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

Now in its ninth year, the Red Dot Auction is unique in that the art is donated “anonymously” and the artist’s name isn’t revealed until the silent auction closes. For more information about the Center and the Red Dot Auction, please visit ChuckJonesCenter.org/reddot9.

…with apologies to Rea Irvin. 

…with apologies to Rea Irvin

…with apologies to Rea Irvin. 

…with apologies to Rea Irvin