John Lasseter to Give Opening Remarks at Chuck Jones 100th Birthday Celebration

John Lasseter Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones will be remembered at a special screening celebrating his 100th birthday at Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater on September 26. Animation World Network notes that Jones attended the Chouinard Art Institute which merged with the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music in 1961 to become the California Institute of the Arts(CalArts). In celebration of Jone’s centennial year, CalArts honors this iconic artist who is part of the Institute’s extended family.

Presenting some of his favorite Chuck Jones cartoons and delivering the opening remarks will be none other than CalArts alumni John Lasseter. “His comic timing is the best it’s ever been in cinema. He’s a master at that. his work was so funny, and he entertained adults as well as kids. I still watch his cartoons today, and they’re just as funny as ever.” – John Lasseter

The event will be held at the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 26 at 8 pm. Tickets are $50 and are available through CalArts Website.

Proceeds of the event benefit the Joe Ranft/CalArts Alumni Scholarship Fund.

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