Category: Dr. Seuss

Pre-production concept drawings, marking pen, …

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

Max the dog from the Chuck Jones directed “Dr….

Max the dog from the Chuck Jones directed “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, 1966. Top: pre-production character design by Chuck Jones, marking pen, ink, graphite on paper, 11″ x 14″. Bottom: original production cel, gouache on acetate, 12 field (10.5″ x 12.5″). 

Original production drawings from the Chuck Jo…

Original production drawings from the Chuck Jones half-hour animated television special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, which first aired on December 18, 1966, all graphite on 12 field animation paper. 3rd from top is a layout drawing by Maurice Noble for the film, gouache, colored pencil, and graphite on 12 field animation paper. 

HUM BA-BUG!

HUM BA-BUG!

Original model sheet, photostat glued to poster board, 30″ x 24″, from original drawings by Chuck Jones for his 1966 animated special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. 

“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”, animated tel…

“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”, animated television special directed by Chuck Jones, 1970. Top: Character model by Chuck Jones, gouache and ink on 12 field animation paper; Middle: background layout by Maurice Noble, colored pencil on 12 field animation paper; Bottom: production color model drawing, marking pen, ink, graphite on 12 field animation paper. 

The recording session for “Dr. Seuss’ How the …

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.” 

Feeling ‘Grinch-y’. 

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″. 

A note on the politics of the day from Theodor…

A note on the politics of the day from Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) to Chuck Jones, circa 1988. 

“Yopp!” saves the day. Dr. Whovee races to the…

“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…

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.