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Image of the Day: Louvre Come Back to Me

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"Louvre Come Back to Me" was the last of 17 cartoons that starred Chuck Jones' inimitable skunk of a lover, Pepé le Pew, bowing in theaters on August 18, 1962 (shortly before Warner Bros. Animation was shuttered.)  This is a background layout, from co-director, Maurice Noble, drawn with graphite and colored pencil on 12 field (10.5" x 12.5") animation paper.  It will be featured in the exhibit, "Chuck Jones: An Animator's Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" which opens May 14th at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills (closing August 22, 2010.) 

One of Pepé's greatest lines (at least in my opinion) comes from this cartoon:  "Where are you, my little objet d'art?  I am going to collect you!"