Pencil To Pixel: An Opening Day Celebration

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Pencil To Pixel: An Opening Day Celebration
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Pencil To Pixel: An Opening Day Celebration says
“Toon” in for fun as EMP Museum gets animated for the opening day of our newest exhibit, What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones.

Explore the creative genius behind Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner, and rediscover the magic of America’s most memorable cinematic treasures with "looney-tuney" activities for all ages.


Saturday Morning Cartoons with Cereal
Enjoy cereal bars and milk cartons while watching your favorite Looney adventures on the epic Sky Church screen.
Sky Church

Chuck Amuck: Animation Then, Now, and Into the Future!
British Academy Award-winning animator Tony White explores the principles and history of the animation process, with a focus on classic Warner Bros.-style techniques.
JBL Theater

What's Up, Dad?
Q&A with Jones’ daughter and Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Jones Clough and Jones' granddaughter Valerie Kausen on growing up during the Golden Age of animation.
JBL Theater

Hands-On Animation Lab: Animating from Pencils to Pixels
At this informal interactive lab, make your own flipbooks, use light boxes to animate, and start basic digital animation.
Learning Labs

Chuck Jones Animation Screenings
Enjoy Jones’ finest works plus classic Looney Tunes adventures like What’s Opera Doc? and Robin Hood Daffy.
Sky Church

• Looney Arts and Crafts: Dive into your imagination with these animation-inspired crafts and games, and find out which Looney character you are!
• What’s Up, Doc? Photo Ops: Transport to the world of Bugs Bunny and co. with the Road Runner and other faces from the Looney Tunes universe.
• Chuck Jones-Themed Comic-Making with Local Cartoonist Henry Chamberlain: Stop by to watch comic-making in action, learn about the process, or get a portrait made.

What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones
Animation director and artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones brought to life some of the most iconic cartoon characters in animation history. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck and created a host of other characters, including Pepé Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner. Explore his unparalleled talent for comic invention with 23 of Chuck Jones’ animated films and more than 125 original sketches and drawings.

Date and Time:
June 13, 2015

EMP Museum
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

Ticket Info:
Free with museum admission.

Please note: There will be numerous road closures around Seattle Center on Saturday, June 13, due to Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Expect some travel delays. View more information at

What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and the Museum of the Moving Image .
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By: EMP Museum