The recording session for “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Top, drawing of the guitarist (part of a full orchestra led by Eugene Poddany) by Chuck Jones, graphite on sketch pad paper, 14″ x 11″, 1966. Bottom: Chuck Jones, left, with Ted Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, at the recording session for their “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Shown: Key master, original production background, gouache on art board, with its matching cel art, gouache on acetate, 12.5″ x 10.5″.
“Yopp!” saves the day. Dr. Whovee races to the highest point in Whoville to save their world from destruction in this multi-cel key master set-up. Original background, gouache on art board with matching production cels, gouache on acetate from the 1970 Peabody Award-winning animated television special of “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” directed by Chuck Jones, co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Character model drawing of Horton the Elephant by Chuck Jones for his Peabody Award-winning “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”, 1970. Colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, and marking pen on 12 field MGM animation paper.
Thank you note written by Ted Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, to Chuck Jones, circa late 1980s. Photo of the bow-tie-wearing duo, Jones at left, circa 1966.
Production cel presented on an original background layout by Maurice Noble from the Chuck Jones-directed “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas ”, 1966.
Top: Original production cel, Xerography and gouache on acetate, 10.5″ x 12.5″ , from the Chuck Jones directed “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
Bottom: Newspaper clipping from the publicity tour in advance of the airing of the half-hour animated special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with Geisel, left, and Jones, holding a drawing of the Grinch as he appears in the animated special. Ted Geisel good-naturedly complained that the Grinch as Chuck drew him, looked more like Chuck than the Grinch. What do you think?
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”.