Image of the Day: Boyhood Daze

The day before Chuck Jones' 45th birthday his latest short animated film was released in theaters nationwide on September 20, 1957.  The film, "Boyhood Daze" was a follow-up to his popular "From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" that had been released in 1954 and starred the starry-eyed daydreamer, Ralph Phillips. 

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Sent to his room for breaking a window, Ralph quickly slips into his reverie.  This layout drawing was one of hundreds created by Chuck Jones for the film.  It is graphite and red pencil on 12 field animation paper with dialogue indicated in Chuck's hand at the top of the sheet.

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