Chuck Jones: Zoom & Bored (II)

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Zoom & Bored II, limited edition hand-painted cel art by Chuck Jones

In 1957 Chuck Jones not only directed the ground-breaking, genre-busting opera-a-thon What's Opera, Doc? but also a slew of other note-worthy cartoon shorts including Zoom & Bored.  From his writer, Michael Maltese to his layout designer, Maurice Noble, and all of the animators in-between (Abe Levitow, Ken Harris and Richard Thompson) Jones in just a few short years had transfixed the nation with the commedia dell'Arte antics of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. 

Chuck is quoted as saying that he couldn't stick his hand in the junk drawer (everyone has one, don't you?) without sticking something sharp under a finger nail and that his daughter and wife would cringe in abject horror everytime he went near a hammer.  

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the premier of the first Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner short cartoon, Fast & Furry-ous, the Chuck Jones Galleries are pleased to release the second of three  hand-painted cel art editions, Zoom & Bored II.   For more information about this artwork and the celebration, please call your Chuck Jones Gallery art consultant (800.290.5999 Santa Fe, 888.294.9880 San Diego and 800.959.7175 Orange) or go online at

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