Category: layout drawings

Layout drawings by Chuck Jones for the opening credits of The Bugs Bunny Show, October 1960, graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper. This television program, a compilation of previously produced theatrical cartoons with new animation bridge work, ran until September 1962 on CBS.

Top: Original layout drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones for his 1954 short animated film, “Claws for Alarm,” starring Porky Pig and Sylvester. Please note that Sylvester* is mute in Chuck Jones cartoons.


Bottom: Original background layout, graphite with red pencil on 12 field animation paper, by Maurice Noble.


*Sylvester is from the Latin for wooded, silvestris, and felis silvestris, aka “wild cat”.

“Dear Chuck Jones— Greetings, seasonal and otherwise – and my thanks (joined in by all the Crists) for “The Grinch”–what a lovely Xmas present! All wishes for an undismaying 1967– 12/18/66 – Judith Crist (film critic for television–the Today Show–and print–including The New York Herald Tribune and New York magazine as well as TV Guide.)

From the top: two storyboards by Chuck Jones, mixed media on paper; two layout drawings by Maurice Noble, mixed media on paper, all for the 1966 animated television special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” which first aired on CBS on December 18, 1966.