Image of the Day: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Max)

HOGR-03-057 copy

Original model drawing of Max by Chuck Jones, mixed media on 12 field (12.5" x 10.5") animation paper.

Character, not plot, evokes our film and book
memories.  In designing and building the
characters that inhabit an animated film, Chuck Jones, along with his
tremendously talented crew (Maurice Noble, Ben Washam et al.), have always
relied on the character to provide the motivation that propels the action of
the film.  

"Max the dog has a skimpy, scraggly, horizontal,
pear-shaped body, a sad snout, and forlorn eyes.  [Dr. Seuss described him as “Everydog—all
love and limpness and loyalty.]"–Chuck Jones, Chuck Reducks


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