The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons

December 12, 2009 - February 21, 2010

This legendary Hollywood animation studio is the rambunctious birthplace of characters who have become part of American folklore–Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil, Tweety, Sylvester, Pépé Le Pew and Yosemite Sam.

Since 1930, the “Looney Tunes” and “Merrie Melodies” of Warner Bros. have delighted audiences young and old with their wit and surprising sophistication. Such Warner phrases as “What’s up, Doc?,” “That’s All Folks!,” “I Taut I Taw a Putty-Tat,” “Sufferin’ Succotash!,” and “You’re Dethpicable!” have become part of the national vocabulary.

The exhibition consists of over 160 drawings, paintings, “cels,” and related art objects used in the making of Warner’s classic cartoons, from the 1930s through 1960. Vivacious, colorful, and highly enjoyable, the exhibition traces the development of all of Warner’s cartoon stars and gives a step-by-step breakdown of how animated films are made.

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Tyler-Little Family Foundation
in memory of James C. Tyler


The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons