Nap Time | Fabio Napoleoni
Perfect as we head into the weekend! In homage to Chuck Jones, Fabio incorporated Marc Anthony and Kitty, with his beloved, Marcenivo, a rag tag heritage doll, an image of love and hope for his upcoming show in San Diego. ✨DM for art inquiries✨
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Happy #30thAnniversary Who Framed Roger Rabbit
🎥 #WhoFramedRogerRabbit is a 1988 American #liveactionanimated fantasy film directed by #RobertZemeckis , produced by #FrankMarshall and #RobertWatts , and written by #JeffreyPrice and #PeterSSeaman . The film is based on #GaryKWolf 's 1981 novel #WhoCensoredRogerRabbit ? The film stars #BobHoskins , #ChristopherLloyd , #CharlesFleischer , #StubbyKaye , and #JoannaCassidy . Combining live-action and animation, the film is set in #Hollywood during the late 1940s, where animated characters and people co-exist. The story follows #EddieValiant , a private detective who must exonerate "Toon" (i.e. cartoon character) #RogerRabbit , who is accused of murdering a wealthy businessman.
Review aggregator #RottenTomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 97% based on 62 reviews and an average score of 8.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an innovative and entertaining film that features a groundbreaking mix of live action and animation, with a touching and original story to boot." Aggregator #Metacritic calculated a score of 83 out of 100 based on 15 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".
#RogerEbert of the #ChicagoSunTimes gave the film four stars out of four, predicting it would carry "the type of word of mouth that money can't buy. This movie is not only great entertainment, but [also] a breakthrough in craftsmanship."
#JanetMaslin of #TheNewYorkTimes commented, "although this isn't the first time that cartoon characters have shared the screen with live actors, it's the first time they've done it on their own terms and make it look real".
#GeneShalit on the Today Show also praised the film, calling it "one of the most extraordinary movies ever made".
Animation legend #ChuckJones made a rather scathing attack on the film in his book Chuck Jones Conversations. Among his complaints, Jones accused Robert Zemeckis of robbing #RichardWilliams of any creative input and ruining the piano duel that both Williams and he storyboarded.
Original Multiple Character Model Drawing | Chuck Jones
Model sheets are drawings of posed characters created to provide a reference so that several artists who collaborate in the production of an animated film or similar to help maintain character continuity for every scene. It depict the character’s head, sometimes the body, and illustrates several basic facial expressions.
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Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving | Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones directed this made-for-TV special, with Daffy Duck fighting a resistant producer to back a sequel to his 1953 classic film short, Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century.
Drawings like these are the artistic backbone of a television show or film short.
Did you know that the second floor of the gallery is full of original Chuck Jones animation cels? Chuck Jones was known for his endless sense of humor and said his characters represented, “everything I wanted to be or feared I was.” Thanks to @zwallenfang for capturing 📷 some of his favorite cels during his visit! #animationexhibition#foxcities#appletonwi#chuckjones
Did you know that Chuck Jones and Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel) were friends? Not only did they work together on the WWII training films, Private Snafu, and two of the most beloved Dr. Seuss TV specials ever (“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “Horton Hears A Who!”, they also maintained a friendship over their lifetime.
My last post reminded me that I still have plenty for another photo dump from The Art of American Animation currently on display at @troutmuseumofart, which I’d highly recommend if you’re in or anywhere near Appleton, WI. While the first level is all cells used in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the upper level is all Chuck Jones. These are all from the private collection of some lucky bastard. #chuckjones#looneytunes
Hollywood Walk of Fame: Animation Characters. Woody Woodpecker is an anthropomorphic animated woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures during the Golden age of American animation. Though not the first of the screwball characters that became popular in the 1930s and 1940s, Woody is one of the most indicative of the type. Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc. Bugs is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, produced by Warner Bros. Though a similar character debuted in the WB cartoon Porky's Hare Hunt (1938) and appeared in a few subsequent shorts, the definitive character of Bugs is widely credited to have made his debut in director Tex Avery's Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare (1940). Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. An anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves, Mickey is one of the world's most recognizable characters. #hollywoodwalkoffame#animation#characters#animationcharacter#cartoon#cartooncharacter#penandink#penandinkdrawing#animationstudio#walterlantz#texavery#frizfreleng#chuckjones#waltdisney#melblanc#universalstudios#warnerbrosstudios#waltdisneystudios#buenavista#hollywood#looneytunes#merriemelodies
Bugs and Daffy’s Carnival of the Animals | directed by Chuck Jones | 1976
The rivalry between Bugs and Daffy against the orchestral backdrop of conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas, in a performance based on the music of Camille Saint-Saëns and the poetry of Ogden Nash.
Sun Bathers | Chuck Jones
Summer vacation has begun, or is about to begin ... During one summer holiday, Chuck Jones visited the Isles of Scilly, off the southwestern coast of Cornwall in Great Britain.
With his art supplies in hand, Chuck Jones created many works of art while there, along with taking in the beauty around him. This watercolor of sunbathers soaking in the rays on the Isles of Scilly was used as the basis for this limited edition. ✨DM for art inquiries✨
Superman Original Production Cel w/ Original Background - Where There's Smoke
First created in 1933 by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, Superman’s first appearance was in Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938. In his unmistakable blue suit with red cape, and the stylized S on his chest, Superman has become one of the most recognizable in the world, even with all his changes from his original Golden Age persona. That was the just beginning of a long and illustrious career for the Man of Steel.
Superman Day was started in 2013 by DC Entertainment, two days before the release of the Superman film, “Man of Steel.” Originally it was known as “Man of Steel Day,” and it was not until subsequent years that the day simply became known as “Superman Day.” ✨DM for art inquiries✨