Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!
Just three months after its creation, the 40′ long by 6′ tall mural commissioned by Warner Bros., Habitat for Humanity, and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity was installed at its permanent home in the central room of the Burnett Library in Long Beach’s Bixby Knolls area.
Created in September, the mural, titled “There’s No Place Like Home” was a project conceived by Warner Bros. Studios in conjunction with their commitment to assist Habitat for Humanity in the construction of a home for a deserving family in Long Beach’s Bixby Knolls neighborhood. Employees of the Studio donated their time to the construction project as well as working with Mulligan on the mural project–constructing the felt ‘poppies’ that bloom along the bottom of the mural.
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Craig Kausen, Jimmy Mulligan, and Chuck Redux want to thank librarian extraordinaire, Erica Lansdown, for her help and enthusiasm this past Monday!
Short, quick interview with Dan Scanlon, director of Pixar’s “Monsters University” in today’s L.A. Times. Posted below for your edification. When asked what movie to he’d recommend to aspiring animators he said, “I watched a lot of Tex Avery and Chuck Jones cartoons growing up. They’re so clearly staged and beautifully directed, and the characters are so rich. That’s an accessible place to begin.”
“The Usual Suspects”, a fine art reproduction on canvas from artist, Fabio Napoleoni, has just lined up in our galleries. This edition is limited to 77 examples and measures 12″ x 36″; it is hand-signed by the artist. Inspired by not only the great movie of the same title, but also by the antics that good friends sometimes get up to, “The Usual Suspects” are all guilty of love and hope, although not all of them are ready to admit it. To order this work of art, please click here or on the image.