Category: classic animation

Model sheet for “Kiss Me Cat”, 1953, based on …

Model sheet for “Kiss Me Cat”, 1953, based on drawings by Chuck Jones.

A Looney Tunes release opening in theaters on February 21, 1953. Directed by Charles M. Jones; Story by Michael Maltese; Animation by Lloyd Vaughn, Ken Harris, and Ben Washam; Layouts by Maurice Noble; Backgrounds by Philip DeGuard; Voice characterizations by Mel Blanc and (uncredited Bea Bernaderet); Musical Direction by Carl W. Stalling.*

*Eternal gratitude to Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald for their indispensable Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, A Complete Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons, a book no cartoon fan should be without.

Tex Avery model sheet of Bugs Bunny, circa 194…

Tex Avery model sheet of Bugs Bunny, circa 1940. Chuck Jones’s “Appreciation” in the L.A. Times after Avery passed on August 26, 1980.