Looney Tunes at Cartoon Art Museum (San Francisco, USA)

Overture: Looney Tunes Behind the Scenes
Cartoon Art Museum
December 4, 2010 – May 15, 2011

Charles McKimson
Few cartoons have been able to capture the attention of multiple generations like the Looney Tunes. The timeless appeal of these characters is celebrated in the Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Overture: Looney Tunes Behind the Scenes, which opens to the public on December 4, 2010.

This exhibition features over 60 pieces of original artwork featuring the world-famous Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety, Speedy Gonzales, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam and The Tasmanian Devil. Character designs, model sheets, advertising artwork, animation pencil art, Looney Tunes comic book art and other rarely seen illustrations provide an exclusive look behind the scenes at the creation of the cartoon shorts beloved by generations.

Featured artists include famed Looney Tunes Director and Animator Robert McKimson, his brothers Charles and Tom McKimson, and animator Sam Nicholson, who was renowned throughout the animation industry for his skill as a caricaturist.

Promotional assistance with this exhibition has been provided by Insight Editions. Insight Editions is an illustrated book publisher focused on creating superlative books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with the time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft.