Our friends (and cartoon co-conspirators) at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity are gearing up for some changes on their blogs, both at ChuckJonesCenter.org and our sister blog, Now Hare This! Make sure you add them to your RSS feed or even better, sign up for the newsletter & blog updates!
One of the new features coming to the blogs is called "The Chuck Jones Character of the Week": Starting this Wednesday, you will see a new weekly feature on their blogs called, “The Chuck Jones Character of the Week.” In the spirit of Chuck’s ideas and creations, we will be writing a short feature on a different character each Wednesday. Although our initial character has already been selected, we will be taking nominations for next week’s winner and beyond. Feel free to comment on our Facebook, Twitter or blog comments page with your nominations! Whether it’s your favorite character or a character you don’t think gets enough recognition–let us know! We’ll look through the nominations to see which characters are mentioned most often, factoring your nominations into each week’s selection.
Also: This Friday, the Center will be taking part in the 2011 Take the Lead program at Cal State Fullerton. This annual teen summit promotes volunteerism, develops leadership skills and increases social awareness among high school students. While tickets to the summit are going for $20, students who use the “Chuck Jones Center” name can register for $10! Last year, our workshop was the highest-rated session of the day. Craig Kausen, Chuck Jones’ grandson, guided last year’s workshop and returns on Friday with Christopher Scardino for “Get Creative,” a hands-on, wildly imaginative session. Take the Lead is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in the community, learn important life skills, meet new people — and have fun while doing it. If you or someone you know is interested, you can register at Take the Lead. We look forward to seeing you there!