On Saturday, June 19, Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones led a tour of the exhibition "Chuck Jones: An Animator's Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. A group of about 40 Chuck Jones art collectors, fans and aficianados gathered to hear Craig wax nostalgic about growing up with Chuck Jones and discuss the impact Jones has made on the art of the animated film.
Johnnie Diem and her grandson, Garrett, were among those who enjoyed the afternoon excursion and tour. Garrett is currently interested in stop-motion animation and has been making his own films using legos.
As with all things Chuck Jones, there is always much love to be shared. Craig and Diane Norwine give each other a hug in greeting and excitement at the prospect of sharing this incredible exhibition together.
The exhibition runs through August 22nd at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, California. For more information, including hours, please their website by clicking here.