Huth, Boeing, Salmon, Haws, and Chan Galleries
October 16, 2016 – January 22, 2017
Animation director and artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones brought an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinct, memorable characters to the art of film animation. “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” is a new Smithsonian traveling exhibition that reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time. The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and the Museum of the Moving Image.
Explore the creative genius, influences and legacy of animation director and artist Chuck Jones through 23 animated films and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and the Museum of the Moving Image.
Follow this link to see images from Craig Kausen’s visit to the Huntsville Museum of Art.
Craig Kausen, Chuck Jones’s grandson, discussed the inspirations and influences that affected and contributed to the creative genius of Chuck Jones, including his early childhood, attendance at Chouinard Art Institute, his time at Warner Bros. Animation Studio, the recognition of his peers (receiving multiple Academy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996), and the legacy and influence he engendered and left behind after his passing in 2002.