"Scent-imental Over You" is the second Pepe le Pew cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. This 'Scent' was released in theaters nationwide on May 8, 1947, a couple of years after Pepe's first film, "Odor-able Kitty" and two years before Jones won his first Oscar (who, BTW, is going on holiday, watch this space for more news in the coming days as to his whereabouts…) for the Pepe le Pew vehicle "For Scent-imental Reasons".
This original production layout drawing by Chuck Jones of Pepe chasing after the poor little Chihuahua (who as a "Mexican Hairless" has disguised himself in his mistress's furs so that he would look more like the other dogs, alas to his chagrin) is graphite on 12 field two-hole punch animation paper. It will be featured in the Archive Art Exhibit at Art Partners Gallery this Saturday, February 5th at 7:30 PM. Throw on your snowshoes and come meet Craig Kausen, Chuck Jones' grandson, as he inaugurates the exhibit Chuck Jones: Frame by Frame, An Animator's Story at the gallery. More details? Call 847-517-5757!
The cartoon has Russian translations for the dialogue, but you'll get the idea…
"Hello Sam," "Hello Ralph," and so begins the adventures (and misadventures) of Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog, friends and neighbors who when not at work (trying to steal sheep, guarding said sheep from theft) you can almost imagine might share a pint at the local pub and reminisce about days gone by.
These wonderful layout drawings by Chuck Jones for his 1954 "Sheep Ahoy" short animated film will be part of an exhibit of rare original production art and ephemera at Art Partners Gallery in Schaumburg, Illinois, opening Saturday February 5th. Craig Kausen, Jones's grandson and Chairman of the Board of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be the special guest. He'll share anecdotes and stories about growing up with Chuck Jones with those assembled Saturday evening, beginning at 7:30 PM. For more information about the exhibit, please call Art Partners Gallery at 847-517-5757.
Craig Kausen, President of the Board of Trustees of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the grandson of Chuck Jones announced today the installation and opening of an exhibit of the art of Chuck Jones at the Art Institute of California–Orange County. Located at 3601 W. Sunflower Avenue in Santa Ana, the Art Institute is one of the premier art and culinary schools in the United States. The exhibit features life drawings by Jones along with a selection of artworks that feature the cartoon characters he is so well-known for, such as Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Bugs Bunny. If you're in the neighborhood, check it out! Here's a little preview:
Preparations continue for the June Foray reception and "Roast Beast Feast" exhibit at the Chuck Jones Gallery in Tustin this evening from 4 to 8 PM. 3065 Edinger Ave. Tustin@ChuckJones.com or 800-959-7175.
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