Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and The Phoenix Airport Museum are proud to present Chuck Jones: An Animated Life, on view now through May 16, 2010 in the Terminal 4, Level 3 Gallery. Chuck Jones: An Animated Life is presented in conjunction with upcoming exhibitions and events to be held at the Tempe Center for the Arts beginning in February of 2010. A concurrent exhibition, The Books of Chuck Jones, is now on view at the Tempe, Arizona Public Library and will close June 18, 2010.
Animated film director and creator Chuck Jones helped bring to life many of Warner Bros. most famous characters–Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. The list of characters he created himself includes Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian, Pepé le Pew, Michigan J. Frog and many others. In addition, Jones was a prolific artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.
In a career spanning over 70 years, Jones made more than 300 animated films, winning three Oscars ® as director and in 1996 an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement. Among the many awards and recognitions, one of the most valued was teh honorary life membership from the Directors Guild of America.
Chuck Jones leaves a legacy of brilliance, comedy, joy and laughter that will live on forever.
And photos from the Tempe Public Library exhibit, The Books of Chuck Jones: