Detail of sketch by Chuck Jones / courtesy of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Making Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Part of World of Animation
Saturday, December 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

A presentation by Craig Kausen, followed by a screening of animated films

In this illustrated one-hour presentation, Craig Kausen, the grandson of legendary animation director Chuck Jones and President of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, explores the collaboration between Jones and author Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) in creating How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Debuting on CBS in December 1966, the TV special became an instant holiday classic, beloved by generations. Kausen will share never-before-seen drawings, notes, photographs, and other ephemera related to the film, from the Chuck Jones Museum and the Jones Family Archives. This event takes place on the 55th anniversary of the film’s initial broadcast. Approx 60 mins. 

Followed at 2:30 p.m. by a program of 35mm shorts directed by Chuck Jones that span the breadth of his output during his prime years with Warner Bros. Cartoons, showcasing some of his greatest work as well as several of the most beloved Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, the Road Runner, and the Coyote. See full program here.

Tickets include Museum admission and access to the presentation and the screening of Chuck Jones films at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted ($11) for MoMI members. Order online. Please pick up tickets at the Museum's admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.