Category: Dr. Seuss

Live in San Diego or environs? Stop by the gallery this evening between 5 and 8 PM and join us as we inaugurate our new gallery in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood with this marvelous exhibition of the public and private art of Dr. Seuss.

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.

Although it’s never too early to celebrate the Chuck Jones produced- and directed- “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, it is too early to install Christmas decorations as our local mall is doing today.

Original mixed media pre-production drawings by Chuck Jones, marking pen, ink and graphite on paper, 11″ x 14″, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, 1966.

A note from Ted Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, to Chuck Jones, circa late 1980s with photo of the pair wearing bow ties, Jones to the left, circa 1966.

“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

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. 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 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!

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”.