"The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a
large matter — it's the difference between the lightning-bug and the
lightning." –Mark Twain
Original drawing of Mark Twain by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field (10.5" x 12.5") animation paper.
Mark Twain original signature with photograph from the archives of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and now on view through August 1, 2010 at the Get Animated! pavilion at the California State Fair in Sacramento.
This year, the amazing folks at Stage Nine Entertainment in Sacramento have created the most awesome pavilion at the California State Fair: Get Animated! Working with studios and non-profits to bring together an incredible display that chronicles animation from its earliest days in the 20th century up to work being created today.
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to have partnered with Stage Nine and have loaned artwork and ephemera from the archives to them for this very special exhibit. The California State Fair in Sacramento opened Wednesday and runs through August 1st. Add it to your travel plans and make sure to visit the Get Animated! pavilion.
Undated model drawing of Claude Cat by Chuck Jones, graphite and colored pencil on 12 field two-hole punched animation paper. The paper places it early 1950s most likely pre-1953 before the studio started using 3-hole punched paper. Claude Cat appeared in a variety of films by Chuck Jones, co-starring with Hubie & Bertie (mice,) Frisky Puppy and Mark Anthony and Kitty. This drawing will be part of the Chuck Jones exhibit at the Get Animated! Pavilion of the 2010 California State Fair, July 14 through August 1.