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A Salute to Chuck Jones--Cartoon Museum and the Castro Theater


San Francisco, CA:  The Cartoon Art Museum in partnership with The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and The Castro Theatre is proud to host A Salute to Chuck Jones, a select screening of classic Warner Bros. cartoons by the four-time Academy Award-winning animator and director. The program will feature 35mm prints from the Jones family archives, spotlighting over a dozen iconic shorts includingWhat’s Opera, Doc?, One Froggy Evening, Feed the Kitty, Duck Amuck, and Rabbit of Seville.Special guests will be on hand to introduce their favorite cartoons and to celebrate Jones’s legacy. Following the program, a VIP reception will be held with our guest presenters in the theater’s upper balcony.  

This screening takes place on Sunday, July 10, 2016, from 12pm to 3pm.  Advance tickets for this event can be purchased through

Ticket levels:

Reserved seating (center aisle section) plus gift bag – $17

Reserved seating (center aisle section) plus gift bag and individual membership to the Cartoon Art Museum – $50

Reserved seating for 2 (center aisle section) plus gift bag and family membership to the Cartoon Art Museum – $75

Reserved VIP seating (orchestra area) plus gift bag, family membership to the Cartoon Art Museum, and reception with guest presenters – $150

The Castro Theatre generously sponsors this event, with proceeds benefiting the Cartoon Art Museum and theChuck Jones Center for Creativity.

About the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Founded in 1999 by award-winning animator and director Chuck Jones, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity aims to inspire the innate creative genius within each person that leads to a more joyous, passionate, and harmonious life and world. Located in Costa Mesa, California, the nonprofit Center presents exhibitions, lectures, art classes, and film festivals, all of which spring from its collection of Chuck Jones writing, art, and other ephemera. For more information, visit

About the Castro Theatre

Built in 1922 by pioneering San Francisco theatre entrepreneurs the Nasser brothers, the Castro Theatre become a city landmark and host to many Bay Area hits including the popular Castro Theatre Sing-A-Long series. For more information, visit

Cartoon Art Museum • San Francisco, CA • 415-CAR-TOON •

The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.

Are You Going to the Cartoon Art Museum Gala Grand Opening?


Tomorrow night, March 23rd from 6 to 9 PM PDT, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the Cartoon Art Museum present the grand opening of the exhibition, "Chuck Jones: Drawing on Imagination, 100 Years of an Animated Artist. 100 works of art from his early career through his last projects are presented in this retrospective of the genius of Chuck Jones. You'll meet some very hip people: Linda Jones Clough, daughter of Chuck Jones; Marian Jones, his widow; and Craig Kausen, his grandson. You'll also have the opportunity to visit with some old friends such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin Martian, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner. Tickets, from $10.00 to $50.00, are available by clicking here or at the door. The Cartoon Art Museum is located at 655 Mission St. in the SoMA Arts District of San Francisco. Call 1-415-CAR-TOON for more details. Be there or be square!

Creativity Season 2012 Live Auction Items

Can't make it to Saturday's Creativity Season, but would still like to contribute by bidding on a live auction item? Worry no longer! Our six live auction items are listed below. If you'd like to bid on them, email with the item # and your top bid, contact information and we'll bid for you!

Spend an evening at Chuck’s favorite restaurant in his hometown with this $100.00 gift certificate to the Five Crowns restaurant. Located in a Tudor mansion at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Poppy in the charming seaside community of Corona del Mar, the Five Crowns has been serving the southland for decades. A refreshingly old-fashioned retreat with its glass-enclosed greenhouse, fireplaces and period antiques; all of which make this dining establishment a perfect respite from your busy life. You may even be regaled with stories by the restaurant’s remarkable Tommy Martin, sommelier and raconteur extraordinaire. Make sure to book your reservation when he’s there.  Value = $100.00

Museum Marathon #1. You’ll have to begin your training to run this marathon by sitting down and watching “Mary Poppins” and “Pinocchio”. Once you can  sing “Supercalifragilisticexpealadocious” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” by heart then you’ll move into the aerobic portion of your training – turning the pages of your “Peanuts” anthologies and finally – and this is an important part of your training – you’ll need to do some eye stretches “Boi-oi-oi-ng! because you’ll be spending a few days in northern California visiting the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s beautiful Presidio as well as the Cartoon Art Museum in downtown’s trendy Mission District plus a side trip up to Santa Rosa for a tour of the Charles Schulz Museum. We have tickets for 4 to all of the museums, plus a beautiful book “Picturing the Disney Family Museum”.  Value = $175.00

Abracadabra! Cucamonga! Kalamazoo! Be a guest at the private club that houses the Academy of the Magical Arts in Hollywood. This 1908 mansion became the Magic Castle in 1963 and since then has become synonymous with “Now you see it, now you don’t!” This gift card in the amount of $___.00 will allow you and your guest(s) an evening’s dinner or a weekend brunch along with entertainment by some of today’s most noted masters of the magical arts—it’s Hogwarts and Hollywood all rolled up in one magic carpet ride.  What could possibly top that? Why, it would be a day’s excursion through the Hollywood that Chuck Jones knew (by the way, Chuck was a long-time member of the Magic Castle); your guide will be none other than Chuck’s daughter, Linda Jones Clough. She’ll take you on a tour of Chuck’s haunts in Hollywood and share her stories about growing up in Hollywood. Enjoy a lunch with Linda at Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood’s answer to Elaine’s in New York and the preferred dining spot of Hollywood’s literati and artists. Value = $400.00, but actually priceless.

Museum Marathon #2. What do ketchup, pickles, steel, and tomato soup cans have in common? How ‘bout this: Tickets for two to the fabulous Andy Warhol Foundation as well as tickets for the Toonseum, plus two nights stay at the Wyndham Hotel…all of which are located in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh! Yes, you heard me right, beautiful downtown Pittsburgh. What? You’ve never been? To make this even better, round-trip airline tickets via American Airlines are included (some restrictions may apply, including black-out dates.)  When you think about it, this marathon is awesomeness itself! The man who changed the way art is perceived and a museum devoted to a purely American art form, not to be missed. Value $1200.00 (opening bid to begin at $895.00 to cover cost of AA airline tickets through Winspire?)

Spuds & Suds! A 1000 Gourmet Tater Tot feast plus a 10 Tap Beer Tasting and Toasting Extravaganza from our friends at “The Iron Press” (two doors east!) Ten of you can enjoy 100 tater tots each or you can be completely selfish and devour the 1000 yourself! Any way you slice it, the potatoes and you will probably be baked. (Designated driver not included…so plan ahead.) Value = $1000.00

Coffee powder. Tang. Sea Monkeys. Art Collection. What do those four things have in common? For three of them, it’s “Just add water”, but for the fourth one, all you have to do is be the winning bidder of this auction item. We offer you an “Instant Art Collection”. Seven works by seven artists, both established and emerging: a drawing from Chuck Jones, Eric Goldberg, and Jeff DeGrandis. A painting from Bob Elias, Trevor Carlton, and James C. Mulligan and an embellished limited edition from James Coleman, all of which can be hanging in your home or office as early as tomorrow.  Craig Kausen personally curated this collection. Value = $10,000.00