Original lobby card for the 1954 Chuck Jones directed short animated film, "From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" starring the day-dreaming young boy, Ralph Phillips. In the Great Performances documentary "Extremes & In-Betweens" both Jones and his brother, Richard, discuss Chuck's difficulty with formal education (having learned to read at 3 and consumed more books by the age of 8 than many adults read in a lifetime,) Chuck was bored. Thankfully, his father pulled him out of school as a teenager and enrolled him in the Chouinard Institute. (And, as they say, the rest is history.)
"Chuck Jones: An Animator's Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z", an exhibition of over 200 works of animation art and ephemera from the six decade career of the Oscar-winning director and creator, will open to the public on Friday, May 14, 2010 in the Grand Lobby Gallery of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Califonia. To read more about the exhibit, click here.