Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chuck Jones: An Animated Life

So a few weeks back my brother and I went to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to sadly take my Mom there so she could go home to Michigan after her ten day visit. After we said our tearful farewells I asked my brother if we could find the little mini art gallery they have in that terminal (Terminal Four!) he said sure since we were going to have to pay for the full hour of parking anyhow.

So we found the gallery and what do you know...a Chuck Jones exhibit! Now for those of you who don't know who Chuck Jones is, he is one of the lead animators/creator of characters from Looney Tunes. It was quite the retrospective of his work. I didn't get pictures of everything but I got the best things in my opinion.

Again these are taken on my camera phone as it was the only thing I had. Yay Droid!



Looney Tunes Paintings

How the Grinch Stole X-mas Painting

Phoenix Art!


  1. As you know, I love Looney Tunes and the work of Chuck Jones, so these pictures fill me with delight. Especially the Gossamer/Bugs one. I love me some Gossamer.

    Out of curiosity, did they have any other non-WB characters represented besides the Grinch?

  2. They had some non-cartoon work there. Life drawing paintings and a landscape, which I didn't think were actually that interesting. Thus no photos.

    So no, no other non-looney tune cartoon work.

  3. That's a pity. I was holding out hope they might have something from his Kipling adaptation "Rikki Tikki Tavi". Just to change things up.