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BUGS BUNNY: Well, like the man says.

Looney Tunes, Rabbit’s Feat (1960) dir. Chuck Jones

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.

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Dancing nude, mixed media on paper, 10″ x 9″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1950s.

Top left: Chuck Jones with his granddaughter, Valerie, 1966, when she was “no more than two.” Valerie was the inspiration for Jones’s interpretation of top right: Little Cindy Lou Who, from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966.

Bottom left: Chuck Jones with his granddaughter, Valerie, 1991, for the premier of “The Magical World of Chuck Jones” which Valerie produced. Bottom right: a gift of a production cel from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas from Chuck Jones to his granddaughter, Valerie, for her birthday, 1991.

Inscription on the cel reads, “I hate Christmas, Valerie, but I love Birthdays, especially yours!”

The note framed with the cel reads, “Would you care to do everything you wanted to do in San Francisco during Easter Vacation? A train ride up there, a boat ride, shopping, all the bay shrimp you can eat, the world’s greatest aquarium, etc., etc. If so, say ‘yes’. Love, Chuck”

The most SPACE-tacular fall event is here!

It’s time once again for one of the best events of the year! The Chuck Jones Big Draw, a FUNdraiser for creativity, will be open from 1-4pm on Sunday, October 13th at our Center: 3321 Hyland Ave. Suite A & B, Costa Mesa, Ca.

A carnival atmosphere focused on Outer Space Exploration and Planet X will pervade this family-friendly event where you and your children will be able to participate in tons of creativity stations. You’ll create rocket banks, build your own space ship and space helmet, design and make Planet X creatures, enjoy toy-making, animation light-table drawing, and a stop-motion animation station where you’ll be able to make your own cartoon using some of Chuck’s favorite characters!

You don’t want to miss this.

Check out the silent auction and discover amazing prizes like…

These magnificent, original, framed murals!

Wile E. Coyote created by the talented students at Save Our Youth Center, and proceeds from this item’s auction benefit our creativity & visual art programs at their center.

Marvin Martian created by senior participants in our Food for Thought brain health program at Oasis Senior Center. Proceeds from this item’s auction benefit our Food for Thought program for keeping aging brains healthy & creatively exercised.

PLUS legendary Vuarnet sunglasses; a $100 gift card to Costa Mesa’s ONLY Michelin Star restaurant, Taco Maria; a Paul Mitchell hair care gift package; $500 to The Shade Store; Balboa Island goodies; a 6-person gourmet culinary experience from Pirch, AND MORE!!

Get your tickets now!

“Western Group”, color model cel and color model layout drawing, from an original line drawing by Chuck Jones, 1980.

Top: Frisky Puppy model sheet, photo-reproduction, original drawings by Chuck Jones, 1950.

Bottom: Composite cel art edition from “Two’s a Crowd”–directed by Chuck Jones, starring Frisky Puppy and Claude Cat.

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.

“Daffy Centerfold”, graphite, ink, and watercolor on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones, 1982.