The Best of Chuck Jones’ Looney Tunes at the Sonoma Film Festival

If you live in the bay area, the Sonoma Film Festival opens today and runs through Sunday. On Saturday, April 13 at 9:30 AM PDT, the festival will present the a collection of Chuck Jones cartoons curated from his own personal collection of 35mm reels. This showcase of diverse and eclectic classics includes Oscar-winning DOT & THE LINE, ALI BABA BUNNY, and WHAT'S OPERA, DOC? (voted the greatest animated short film in history.) Adults and children will be entertainted by Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Wile E.Coyote, Pepe le Pew, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Gossamer, and many more! Chuck Jones's daughter, Linda, will introduce the collection and be available for discussion after the screening.

Although tickets are no longer available online, please contact the Festival Box Office for availability at

CJ  LJ 1997
Linda Jones Clough with her father, Oscar-winning animation director and creator, Chuck Jones.

One thought on “The Best of Chuck Jones’ Looney Tunes at the Sonoma Film Festival

  1. john

    Chuck Jones was an animator Genious. He knew just how to make characters a little more funnier. I’ve noticed this when comparing the Looney tunes cartoons made by the other animators and artists. He did a perfect job when animating the Dr. Seusse stories, especially the Grinch. Interesting to learn that Chuck had designed the Grinch to look a little like himself. Somehow he knew how to make cartoons go a little further than just over the edge. Just look at the Roadrunner cartoons he made. I mean how is it possible for While E. to fail or have those Acme products backfire the way they did? Maybe he sould’ve just ordered a pizza instead.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *