Category: Christmas

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”

Feeling ‘Grinch-y’. 

Shown: Key master, original production background, gouache on art board, with its matching cel art, gouache on acetate, 12.5″ x 10.5″. 

Merry Christmas with @paraniky_hivatalos ❤️ #family #christmas #xmas #merrychristmas #chirstmaseve #home #homedesign #homedecor #dinner

Preparing for Xmas with @paraniky_hivatalos #xmas #christmas #family #christmastree #xmastree #holiday #festive

Samsung Tree #xmas #xmastree #christmas #christmastree #festivetime #snailtaletv

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

Preparing for Xmas with @paraniky_hivatalos #xmas #christmas #family #homedecor #home #homedesign #sweethome #homemade #handmade #interiordesign #interiors

Max the dog from “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Pre-production character model drawing, marking pen on paper, 12″ x 16″, by Chuck Jones, 1966. 

Many sweet little shops. Love them. ❤️❤️❤️ #christmas #xmas #advent #family

Xmas’s coming so faaaaast 🙂 #xmas #christmas #christmastree #jinglebells #snowman #rudolph #family