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Academy to Present Animator Chuck Jones's Oscar®-nominated And Winning Shorts

Academy to Present Animator Chuck Jones's Oscar®-nominated and Winning Shorts

Beverly Hills, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present all nine Oscar-nominated and winning shorts directed by legendary animator Chuck Jones on Friday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The screening is presented in conjunction with the Academy's current exhibition "Chuck Jones: An Animator's Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z," which includes drawings, storyboards, cels and other materials from his work. There will be special gallery hours from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and after the screening.

The diverse group of Jones's animated shorts to be showcased includes three Oscar winners: "For Scent-Imental Reasons" (1949), featuring Jones's original character Pepé Le Pew, the documentary short "So Much for So Little" (1949) and the whimsical romance "The Dot and the Line" (1965). The six other shorts in the program received Oscar nominations: "Mouse Wreckers" (1948), "From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" (1953), "High Note" (1960), "Beep Prepared" (1961), "Nelly's Folly" (1961) and "Now Hear This" (1962). The 35mm prints are courtesy of Warner Bros. and the Academy Film Archive.

Tickets for the screening are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved.

"Chuck Jones: An Animator's Life From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" is open to the public through August 22 in the Academy's Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Regular viewing hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends, noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards - in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners - the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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