Most new arts and culture venues are keen on getting bugs out when they open, but the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is considering getting Bugs in.
Construction hasn’t started yet, but the Los Angeles film museum that plans to open in 2017 is a strong candidate to receive “What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of
It features Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner and other characters from the Warner Bros. cartoon menagerie created or perfected by Jones, the celebrated Southern California animator and director who died in 2002.
Morgan Kroll, spokeswoman for the Academy Museum, said Thursday that an appearance by Bugs and the rest of the Jones gang at the museum-to-be on Wilshire Boulevard "isn't yet confirmed or finalized."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is one of four groups organizing the tour, along with the
As of Friday morning the tour stops listed on the Smithsonian's exhibition website didn't extend beyond January 2016, with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the EMP Museum in Seattle listed as venues following the debut run in New York, scheduled to end in January 2015.
The academy, which has a vast archive of documents and artifacts from movie history, has frequently lent materials to exhibitions at other museums. Now it’s establishing its own, raising $300 million for construction and operations. Plans call for renovating a 300,000-square-foot building on the campus of the
The Smithsonian's announcement of the Chuck Jones exhibition this week promised it would include 23 of Jones' animated films in "wall-size projections," along with more than 125 drawings, storyboards, photographs and other materials documenting the creative process of Jones and his collaborators. The show will fill a relatively modest 3,500 square feet of exhibition space.
The motion picture academy presented Jones with an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1996.