What's Up Doc: The Animation Art of Chuck Jones
July 19, 2014 – January 19, 2015
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Ave. at 37th St. (Astoria—35 Av/36 St)
Queens, NY 11106
When professional animators were asked to choose the greatest cartoons ever made, Chuck Jones' Wagnerian magnum opus "What's Opera, Doc?" was number one. His work also holds the two, four and five slots. Steven Spielberg described the last of these, "One Froggy Evening," as the Citizen Kane of animated film. Both cartoons will be shown at this major exhibition exploring the artistry of the man behind Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck's best work (not to mention Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, whose shorts some critics consider to be the acme of Jones' achievements). Organized by the Smithsonian and the Museum of the Moving Image, the show brings together more than 20 of his cartoon shorts and 100 of his drawings, storyboards, cels and working materials. For more information, visit movingimage.us.