Craig Kausen, Chuck's grandson, just received this lovely note from Tracy Dillon at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills:
It was wonderful meeting you at the Academy of Motion Pictures during the Chuck Jones exhibit. What an incredible exhibit! And the best part was during the opening night reception, as hundreds of people are milling around, looking at the incredible artwork and photographs, there were a group of children, of all ages, sitting cross-legged on the floor, eyes glued to the TV set running some of the Chuck Jones cartoons in the pavilion. And behind them were a 20-something year old guy, a 30-something woman, me in my 40's, a 50-something man and a 60 year old fellow employee of the Academy. Standing behind the children on the floor, we all looked at each, with big grins on our faces, feeling like kids again as Chuck Jones took us back to our childhoods, with the Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote and my favorite, Bugs Bunny. What a picture-perfect sight, at all ages, Chuck Jones wows us all…STILL!
Thank you again for participating in such a wonderful event! It was a pleasure meeting you!
Tracy Dillon, AMPAS staff member