"What's Up Doc? The Animated Art of Chuck Jones" to Open in Seattle

06/02/2015 by rpatrick
A panel from the exhibit opening at the EMP Museum, Seattle, on Saturday, June 13.
A panel from the exhibit opening at the EMP Museum, Seattle, on Saturday, June 13.

Whether you know Bugs Bunny and Pepé Le Pew from the comforts of your couch or the darkness of a movie theater, you've experienced the comic genius of director and artist Chuck Jones. Visitors to EMP Museum in Seattle will get a front row seat to explore the work and legacy of Jones when What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones opens Saturday, June 13.

The museum's Pencil to Pixel: An Opening Day Celebration starts out with Saturday morning cartoons (cereal included!) on the museum's epic Sky Church screen. Visitors will hear about the animation process from award-winning animator Tony White, and what it was like growing up during the Golden Age of animation from Jones's daughter Linda Jones Clough. They can also try their hands at creating flipbooks and digital animation, and partake in "looney" arts and crafts. What's Up, Doc? is a partnership between SITES, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and the Museum of the Moving Image.