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!
Chuck Jones passed away on February 22, 2002. It doesn't seem possible that a decade has passed since then, for his spirit truly does live on, not only in each of you, but also in the hearts and minds of his three grandchildren, Valerie, Craig, and Todd.
Something that Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and Chuck Jones's grandson, said at last Saturday's gala fundraiser and grand-opening party for the Center's new space is still resonating with this author.
He spoke to the mission and vision of the Center as a place where creativity is (and will be) allowed to flourish, regardless of the discipline from which it might sprout, as a place where creativity is nourished and guided, helped along, questioned, and inspired.
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.
This week’s Chuck Jones character of the week is Chuck’s very first creation- Sniffles. A mouse with a perpetual cold, Sniffles usually got out of tough situations by sheer luck. Sniffles’ antics are first documented in Naughty but Mice, and 11 other films from 1939 through 1946.