Friend of the Center and comic genius, Leigh Rubin, creator of "Rubes" cartoons will be appearing in Wisconsin from October 2nd through October 11th. He is a must see! For more information, visit: http://www.rubescartoons.com/events.html
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 Guestlist.com: https://guestlistapp.com/events/421977
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 chuckjonescenter.org.
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 castrotheatre.com.
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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.
"What's Up, Doc? The Animated Art of Chuck Jones" opens Saturday, February 14th in Fort Worth, Texas a their Museum of Science and History.Chuck's daughter, Linda Jones Clough, and his granddaughter, Valerie Kausen, will be special guests on opening day. The exhibit, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits with the collaboration of the Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills, and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Costa Mesa, explores what it takes to make a cartoon and how Chuck Jones's unique perspective on film-making, his comedic genius, precision timing, and intense focus on character shaped and guided the evolution of the animated film. It is a not-to-be-missed exhibit.
For more information, visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History website by clicking this sentence.
Saturday Morning Cartoons is at the Center for Living Peace (4139 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA) this Saturday January 3rd! We will be there from 11:30am to 12:30pm drawing and watching cartoons, but you have to register prior to Saturday at www.goodhappens.org. Don't miss out!
Chuck 102Gether at the Alex Theatre, Sunday, September 21 from 3 to 5 PM!
A Film Festival celebrating the collaborative creativity of the Golden Age of Looney Tunes!
Need another reason to attend besides being able to see these great cartoons on the big screen as they're meant to be shown? Here's a partial list of guest panelists:
GEORGE DAUGHERTY, creator of "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" will be the afternoon's Master of Ceremonies.
ROB MINKOFF--Director of "The Lion King" and "Mr. Peabody & Sherman"
TOM SITO--Key figure in the Disney Renaissance and one of the 100 most influential people in animation
LEITH ADAMS--Longtime Executive Director of the Warner Bros. Archive
JEFF DEGRANDIS--Now at Dreamworks, formerly a supervising producer at Nickelodeon
ERIC GOLDBERG--Animator of the Genie in "Aladdin" and director of "Fantasia 2000" and so much more!
Other special guests may include: JUNE FORAY, AURIL THOMPSON, and MARTHA SIGALL (their health permitting.)
Tickets from $10 available at AlexTheatre.org!
Chuck Jones Tribute
Family Matinee! Voice Actress June Foray In Person!
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 • 1:00pm
Come early with your family and draw your favorite cartoon characters!
The classic children's adventure novel comes to life in this Chuck Jones musical! Butch Patrick (“The Munsters”) plays Milo, a bored city kid who receives a mysterious gift of a magical tollbooth. Entering it, he finds himself transported from a live-action universe to a psychedelic animated one, then thrust into a series of far-out adventures. Voice-over legend June Foray, who voiced animated characters in the film alongside Mel Blanc, will appear for a discussion following the film. Stay afterward for a slice of cake to celebrate her birthday!
Chuck Jones Tribute
Family of Chuck Jones In Person!
Chuck Jones Birthday Celebration
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 • 8:00pm
As a fundraiser for the Chuck Jones Creativity Center, we celebrate the Oscar winner’s birthday with an evening of his most memorable Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes, and discussions with his family members, creator/conductor of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” George Daugherty; David Wong, producer of "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony; author and critic, Leonard Maltin, and John Shulman, former general counsel and Executive Vice President of Warner Bros.
Tickets available at the box office or online at American Cinematheque.
These are two of 100 works of art by Chuck Jones on display at "Chuck Jones: Drawing on Imagination, 100 Years of an Animated Artist" at the Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St. in San Francisco. The Grand Opening Gala is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd at 6 PM. Tickets can be purchased here:http://guestlistapp.com/events/151239. Your support helps fund the educational programs at both the Cartoon Art Museum and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. The Jones family and everyone at the Cartoon Art Museum look forward to seeing you there! P.S. Even if you can't make it to the event, buy a ticket anyway (from $10.00 to $200.00) and be loved by thousands of children and adults! What more could you ask for?
On Friday, September 21st at 8 PM at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA the Chuck Jones Centennial Celebration Film Festival will be an evening devoted to honoring the artist who brought to life such famous cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepé le Pew, Marvin Martian, and Marc Anthony. Hosted by the family of Chuck Jones, the evening will include reminiscences from noted artists* whose careers and lives have been impacted by Chuck Jones and the work he created. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203. The phone number is 818-243-ALEX (2539.) Tickets from $10.00 to $50.00, benefiting the programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity are available at the Alex Theatre Box Office or online at www.AlexTheatre.org. Of course, there will be cartoons, many of them from Jones’ personal 35mm collection. Chuck Jones, whose credits include four Academy Award-winning short films, directed over 300 films in his lifetime, with such memorable titles as “Rabbit Seasoning?”, “Robin Hood Daffy”, and “Feed the Kitty”. In 1992 his “What’s Opera, Doc?” was the first short animated film to be inducted into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, subsequently two others have been added, “One Froggy Evening” and “Duck Amuck”. Jones, an honorary lifetime member of the Director’s Guild, is considered to be one of the pioneers of the animated film, feted and honored at dozens of International Film Festivals from Annecy to Zagreb. In 1985 Jones was the subject of a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1999, Jones founded the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a non-profit public charity whose vision is to inspire the innate creative genius within each person that leads to a more joyous, passionate, and harmonious life and world.
Presenters this evening will include:
*Carl Bell, animator and clean-up artist, will be one of the presenters. A Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bell worked with Jones in the late 1960s and early 1970s at MGM. His career includes work with Clampett Productions early in his career and most recently with Disney Studios.
*Eric Goldberg: Eric Goldberg joined Disney Studios in 1990 as the supervising animator responsible for the movements, personality and soul of the Genie in Aladdin. Goldberg’s strong background in animation next earned him his directorial debut on Pocahontas, which he followed up as the supervising animator on Phil, the salty satyr and trainer of heroes in Hercules. Goldberg also directed the “Carnival of the Animals” and “Rhapsody in Blue” segments of Fantasia 2000, the continuation of Walt Disney’s 1940 masterpiece.
Goldberg not only served as the director of animation for Warner Bros.’ 2003 live-action and animation hybrid feature “Looney Tunes: Back in Action,” but he also provided the voices of the cartoon characters Marvin Martian, Tweety and Speedy Gonzalez. Working with Bob Kurtz of Kurtz + Friends, he animated the title sequence of MGM’s 2006 remake of “The Pink Panther”. His relationship with Chuck Jones began in the early 1990s and continued until Jones’ passing in 2002.
*Jerry Beck is an animation historian, author, blogger, animation producer and industry consultant to Warner Bros. Studios and has been an executive with Nickelodeon and Disney.
Join the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the Center for Living Peace for Saturday morning cartoons & quick draw the first Saturday of the month beginning September 1st! Chapman University professor of animation, Doug Lothers, will lead aspiring artists on a journey of creativity. Suggested donation $1.00 to $5.00.
Enjoy the escapades of Bugs Bunny, Pepé Le Pew, Daffy Duck, and more of the characters generations have loved for decades! We'll watch Chuck Jones’ animated world unfold before our eyes and periodically stop to capture that "best moment" without having time to think. We'll watch some more and do it again and again to create unforgettable memories of that day.
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity inspires joy and innovation in people of all ages, energizing them to transform their lives, their communities, and society as a whole. The best way to tap into pure creativity, the energy that dwells inside all of us, we need to trust our minds and hands and NOT think. Whether it's watching a cartoon or watching your child play, we hold onto the best moments of our day in pictures and store them away as brilliant memories. Chuck Jones would do the same thing, only he would draw on those memories and turn them into beautiful art. For Cartoon Quick Draw, we get the chance to be Chuck Jones for an hour.
What's Up, Doc?: The Animated Art of Chuck Jones is the current exhibit at the Union Art Gallery atLouisiana State University in
The perfect way to enjoy a Satruday: Turner Classic Movies will be honoring Chuck Jones's centennial year with a film retrospective on Saturday, March 24th. Click here for the play list and times. You'll be treated to a panoply of Jones's most cherished cartoons, starring your favorite Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, and Pepe le Pew. Make some popcorn and stay up late to watch his only feature film, "The Phantom Tollbooth" and look for him in a cameo role! I can hear the laughter already...can't you?
The Chuck Jones Center is pleased to welcome its first Guest Curator, author and historian, Jerry Beck. Our Guest Curators will, over time, comment on the art and films of Chuck Jones, selecting art from the archive and the library of films that Jones created throughout his lifetime. Jerry graciously agreed to inaugurate the series by selecting three Chuck Jones films that he felt epitomized Chuck's talent and genius. To read his commentary and to watch the cartoons he selected, click on Guest Curator. Enjoy!
Photo courtesy Stephen Russo