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Chuck Jones Original Hand-painted and Signed Watercolor Painting "Turnabout" featuring Wile E Coyote and The Roadrunner from 2000

Chuck Jones Original Hand-painted and Signed Watercolor Painting "Turnabout" featuring Wile E Coyote and The Roadrunner from 2000

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Featuring Wile E Coyote and the Roadrunner
Looney Tunes and Warner Brothers Characters

Comes with a Linda Jones/Chuck Jones Letter of Authenticity

This is an amazing and rare piece of original art. It is of course by the hand of the legendary Warner Brothers/Looney Tunes director Chuck Jones. It is an original watercolor that has been painted and then signed by Mr. Jones in pencil along with the wonderful dialogue, "Turnabout?" coming from the ever-beleaguered Wile E Coyote upon catching The Roadrunner unawares.

It has a beautiful deckled edge on all sides and measures 14 3/4" x 10.5". It comes with a Letter of Authenticity signed by Mr. Jones' daughter, Linda and was originally purchased directly from his/her company/archives in 2000.

On the one hand, Chuck Jones needs no introduction, on the other hand, it’s incredibly impressive to see a few of his accomplishments laid out in one paragraph.  He is of course one of the legendary directors of the classic Looney Tunes shorts from Warner Brothers that feature iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E Coyote, Yosemite Sam and more.  He directed many of the WWII Private Snafu shorts, then left WB in 1962 to start his own company where he made a new series of “Tom and Jerry” shorts.  His company also made the classic Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Xmas!” - Chuck personally convinced Dr Seuss to let his book be turned into an animated cartoon.  His company went on to make many other animated classics like The Phantom Tollbooth, Rikki Tikki Tavi and later, Mrs. Doubtfire.  Along the way he won three Acadamy Awards, eventually also picking up a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.  In 1994, one of his most acclaimed WB shorts, “What’s Opera, Doc?” with Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd was voted the greatest cartoon of all time.  He formed another company with his daughter, Linda Jones Enterprises and in the 1980’s/90’s began formally marketing and selling the animated and fine artwork he had created over the course of his amazing career.  And in 1999 he founded the non-profit Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.  He even has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame! 

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