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'What's Up Doc' animation exhibition open in NYC

'What's Up Doc' animation exhibition open in NYC
19 Aug 2014

Last month saw the New York City opening of exhibition 'What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones', which is currently in place at the Museum of the Moving Image in the city.  

The display is themed around Charles Martin Jones - an artist and director associated with well known characters like Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny.

It includes 23 of his cartoon films, an interactive element and documentary, as well as over 100 artistic creations (such as animation cels and drawings) and photos.

Films are displayed in various parts of the space, while visitors will be able to see items like various pieces of art linked to 1957 cartoon What's Opera, Doc?

The interactive element lets people try their hand at being an animation director.

Having opened July 19th, the show is going to be in New York City until January 19th next year. After this it's set to visit 13 other cities up to 2019.

The show is the work of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Museum of the Moving Image.

"Chuck Jones is one of the enduring geniuses of American comedy, as accomplished in the art of animation as his hero Mark Twain was in literature," exhibition curator David Schwartz has said.

"His work is marked by its ability to convey the distinctive personality of his characters, his endless comic invention, and his mastery of timing and visual and verbal humor."

Jones, who died in 2002, trained in fine art at the Chouinard Art Institute, later becoming assistant animator for Warner Bros-distributed films. In all, he made over 300 animations, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.

At weekends, the Museum of the Moving Image opens between 11.30pm and 7pm. In the week, it is open Wednesday to Friday, beginning its day at 10.30am and closing at 5pm (or 8pm on Fridays).ADNFCR-408-ID-801743223-ADNFCR

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