Original layout drawing by Chuck Jones for his
1954 “Bewitched Bunny”, graphite on two-hole punch 12 field animation
paper.This drawing was used to create
the 2004 cel art edition “Bewitched Bunny—1954" seen below. The cel has been signed by June Foray, the original voice actor. (Correction: Bea Benaderet voiced Witch Hazel in "Bewitched Bunny" and Ms. Foray in her subsequent cartoons. Please see the comments.)
Original storyboard page for Chuck Jones' 1973 television special "A Cricket in Times Square." This artwork will be part of Chuck Jones: An Animator's Life from A to Z-Z-Z-Z opening May 14th at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.
Based on the children's book of the same title by George Selden, the film finds a braunschweiger-eating cricket named Chester trapped in a picnic basket and transported from his home in Connecticut to New York City, with voice actors Mel Blanc, June Foray and Les Tremayne.
"Rabbit Recipes" is a Chuck Jones cel art edition created from Jones' original hand-inked line drawing. Each cel is hand-painted on the reverse side by expert cel painters; it has been hand-signed by the artist as well as by June Foray, the voice actor of the character, Witch Hazel.
We have it on good authority that this is one of Bugs Bunny's favorite recipes for carrot cake:
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons
vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick
inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan
for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese,
confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is
smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake. Which we found here.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's Archive of
American Television produces extensive video oral history interviews
with television legends of all professions and makes them available
free online. They have recently posted interviews with Chuck Jones, June Foray and Phil Roman about the making of the Chuck Jones directed 1966 television classic, "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
Chuck Jones' Broomstick Bunny swept into theaters on February 25, 1956. Witch Hazel (brought to such wonderful life by the incomparable actress, June Foray) is deathly afraid of becoming beautiful; she even has a 'magic mirror' to which she posits the question, "Who is the ugliest of them all?" Bugs Bunny makes a grand entrance in witch costume trick or treating and much hilarity ensues! All of this resulting in the sudden and completely unexpected transformation of Witch Hazel into a ravishing sex symbol, so potent is her beauty that even the genie in the mirror is smitten as witnessed in this delightful layout drawing by Chuck Jones.