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PEANUTS Animator Larry Leichliter to Appear at Chuck Jones Gallery–San Diego & Costa Mesa

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PEANUTS™ Characters Magically
Appear in San Diego & Costa Mesa!

Magic, Charlie Brown
to Premier at Gallery 

at the Chuck Jones Gallery Honors Larry Leichliter,

of PEANUTS™ Animated Specials

Costa Mesa,
—In a rare public
appearance, Larry Leichliter, PEANUTS
animation artist will be the special guest-of-honor at both Chuck Jones Galleries in California on Saturday, December 1st (San Diego, 5 to 8 PM) and Sunday, December 2nd (Costa Mesa, 12:30 PM to 3 PM) as the galleries unveil original production art from “It’s Magic, Charlie
Brown!”, a 1981 television special produced by Bill Melendez, directed by Phil
Roman; Leichliter was one of the animators who worked on this film. The
reception and exhibition at the galleries will feature original production art,
limited edition cel art and rare sold-out cel art editions from many of the
most famous PEANUTS television specials of the last 40 years.  Mr. Leichliter will also be signing and
dedicating art purchased at this event.   

The San Diego Chuck Jones Gallery is located at 232 Fifth Avenue in the city's historic GasLamp Quarter. The Costa Mesa Chuck Jones Gallery can be found at 3321 Hyland Avenue in Orange County's newest shopping destination, South Coast Collection (SoCo).

Mr. Leichliter’s
career in animation began in the 1960s working for Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
at their studio creating animation for television.  While there, he worked alongside some of the
most renowned animators of the “Golden Age” of animation including Iwao
Takamoto and Wiley Ito.  Likening working
in animation to that of the life of a nomad, Leichliter’s career included
stints with Ralph Bakshi where he was able to work with the great animator, Irv
Spence (known for his fluid animation of MGM’s Tom & Jerry cartoons of the 1950s) and before he hung his hat
at Bill Melendez Productions, the home of the Peanuts television specials, advertising and films.   Leichliter has also directed several
animation shows for Nickelodeon including SpongeBob
and Hey, Arnold!

About the galleries:  The Chuck Jones Gallery is the destination for art collectors and visitors from around
the world.  Owned by Linda Jones
Enterprises, the publisher and distributor of the art of the legendary
animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, it is the only gallery in Orange and San Diego County devoted to the art of the animated film. 
Included in the on-going display is art from all major animation studios
as well as original paintings and limited edition fine art from a variety of
internationally known artists and photographers whose work is entertainment
related.  For more information please call
the Costa Mesa gallery at 866-248-2556 or the San Diego gallery at 888-294-9880. The Chuck Jones Gallery may be found online at www.ChuckJones.com.  Blog: Chuck

Mr. Leichliter
is available for phone interviews prior to the show and onsite the day of the
event.  Photos of exhibition art for
publication are available upon request. 


The Chuck Jones Gallery Opens in Tustin!

The Chuck Jones Gallery has opened its doors at 3065 Edinger Avenue, Tustin, California (at the Jamboree Plaza & Tustin Metrolink Station.)  Sharing the loft-like space (skylights! 18' ceilings! exposed duct-work!, festively-colored piping!) with Linda Jones Enterprises (parent company) and the non-profit Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the gallery is poised to become a destination for local art lovers as well as visitors from around the globe. 

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Welcome!  Open the door and come in to view the finest in film art from Chuck Jones and all major animation studios as well as the SPORT Magazine Collection of fine art sports photographs.

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If what you're looking for isn't on the wall, our expert art consultants will be happy to look high & low for the perfect work of art for your collection, at home or for your office.

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Of course, we have the largest selection of art created by the legendary Chuck Jones.  From original production art used in many of his most famous cartoons to his elegant fine art & everything in-between, you'll be delighted by the selection and his unique view of life!

When you visit, you'll want to take a moment to flip through the amazing "Stroke of Genius: A Collection of Paintings & Musings on Life, Love & Art by Chuck Jones" — a thoroughly enjoyable coffee-table art book that pictures many of Jones' finest animation character oil paintings alongside his timeless quotes.

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The Chuck Jones Gallery in Tustin has a fantastic collection of original art from Disney Studios as well as 20th Century Fox (The Simpsons!) for your viewing pleasure. 

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The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 6 PM.  Call for more information, 714-516-9300 or 800-959-7175.  Or visit us online at www.ChuckJonesGallery.com, read our blog at Chuck Redux and the Center's blog at Now Hare This!  We look forward to your visit!