Category: classical animation

Exposure sheets and storyboards from the animated television special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, directed by Chuck Jones, 1966. It is true to say, “timing is everything” and Jones was a master of timing.

No cat was harmed in the making of this cartoon.

Top: Original layout drawing, graphite on animation paper, by Chuck Jones for his 1954 “Feline Frame-up”.

2nd: undated character model drawing of Marc Anthony, graphite on animation paper, by Chuck Jones

Bottom: How to draw Marc Anthony, original drawings by Chuck Jones for “Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life”, pg. 193, 1992.

“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” directed by Chuck Jones, 1970

Top: Pre-production mixed media drawing of Horton the elephant by Chuck Jones

2nd: Layout drawing of Mrs. Toucanella by Chuck Jones, color model, mixed media on 12 field animation paper

3rd, 4th, 5th: Layout drawings by Maurice Noble, mixed media on 12 field animation paper

“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” directed by Chuck Jones, 1970

Top: Pre-production mixed media drawing of Horton the elephant by Chuck Jones

2nd: Layout drawing of Mrs. Toucanella by Chuck Jones, color model, mixed media on 12 field animation paper

3rd, 4th, 5th: Layout drawings by Maurice Noble, mixed media on 12 field animation paper

Mine, mine, mine. Sketches of Daffy Duck by Chuck Jones, graphite and red pencil on 12 field animation paper, circa 1980s.