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John Lasseter helps CalArts celebrate Chuck Jones' 100th Birthday

September 7, 2012
Cartoon Brew

What’s up, Doc? California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrates 100th Birthday of Director and Animator Chuck Jones

Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, John Lasseter, will provide remarks at a special screening of his favorite Chuck Jones cartoons.

Fun fact: Both Chuck Jones and John Lasseter are “Calartians.” Jones attended the Chouinard Arts Institute which is one of CalArts’ two predecessor institutions. Lasseter graduated from the CalArts School of Film Video Character Animation Program in 1979.

CalArts was recently called the “the Harvard Business School of animation” by the Los Angeles Times. Nearly all the big names in the field, from Pixar’s brain trust to an array of Disney directors and executives, are graduates of CalArts’ Animation Program.  Read story

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