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Boyhood Daze (Part 3)

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One of the hallmarks of a Chuck Jones cartoon is the articulate use of gesture and facial expression as evidenced in the above drawing of a monkey trying to point out the obvious danger facing the implacable hero, Ralph Phillips, in the 1957 short animated film, "Boyhood Daze."  Directed by Chuck Jones, this is one of his original layout drawings used to guide the character development, animation and story of the film by his amazing crew of animators (Abe Levitow, Richard Thompson, and Ken Harris.)  The brilliant designer, Maurice Noble, provided the graphic layouts for the cartoon.