Category: chuck jones

“I am satyr, non?” –Pepe le Pew

“I am satyr, non?” –Pepe le Pew

Original oil painting by Chuck Jones, 20″ x 16″, circa mid-1980s. 

What? You didn’t know Miro was a Bugs Bunny fa…

What? You didn’t know Miro was a Bugs Bunny fan?

This work and more than 100 others have been donated ‘anonymously’ by artists, both professional* and amateur, to the Red Dot Auction, a fundraiser for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Online pre-bidding has opened, visit ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot to view the collection. Exercise your genius!

*The artist who donated the above work is a well-known and -respected children’s book illustrator. 

Kitten model sheet by Chuck Jones dated 1950 w…

Kitten model sheet by Chuck Jones dated 1950 while in pre-production for “Feed the Kitty”, released in February 1952. Each of the three directorial units (Jones, Freleng, McKimson) at Warner Bros. Animation during this period, had, on average, ten cartoons in varying states of production at any given time. Can you imagine juggling all of that? 

“I’m not like other people, pain hurts me.” &n…

“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.

Original production cel, gouache on acetate, 1…

Original production cel, gouache on acetate, 10.5″ x 12.5″, from the Chuck Jones-directed, Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary, 1966. 

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“Happy Birthday, Nana” – B. Bright Tiger

“Happy Birthday, Nana” – B. Bright Tiger

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

“Saturday Morning Cartoons” archival inkjet pr…

“Saturday Morning Cartoons” archival inkjet print by Z___ H___________ and donated “anonymously” (signed on the reverse) to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity for its eighth annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the programs of the Center. (Name to be revealed on Friday, May 11 by 10 PM at the Red Dot Auction.) Which artist’s work will you take home?

Color model cels, including action roughs, for…

Color model cels, including action roughs, for Mowgli’s Brothers, directed by Chuck Jones, 1976, gouache on acetate, 10.5″ x 12.5′ (12 field). Backgrounds, colored paper applied to illustration board.

When some Oxford students heard that Rudyard Kipling, author of “The Jungle Book” and “Kim,” earned 10 shillings per word, they sent him 10 shillings and asked for one of his very best words. Kipling replied with one word:

THANKS

Elderly man with a hat, original graphite draw…

Elderly man with a hat, original graphite drawing by Chuck Jones, circa 1980s.