Chuck Jones Virtual Experience

Please join us on Thursday, March 25 at 4:00 PDT for the Creativeside Chat with the not-to-be-missed conversation with the remarkable Willie Ito.

Hosted by Andy Turner, this Creativeside Chat will explore (for the first time) Willie Ito’s years with Bob Clampett developing Beany and Cecil. Andy will also be talking to Willie about receiving the 2020 Windsor McKay award.​​​​

Also, we will be releasing a NEW Scooby Doo cel art edition during this Creativeside Chat. AND … we will have special production art releases.

You don’t want to miss this event!

► DATE: THIS Thursday, March 25
► TIME: 4 to 5 PM PDT

► ZOOM LINK: ► CLICK HERE for Zoom Link (Passcode: 480598)
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As a child, Willie Ito learned to draw on the pages of Sears catalogues while his family was incarcerated at the Japanese internment camp in Topaz, Utah during World War II. Before joining Walt Disney Studios in 1954, Ito studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. While at Disney, Ito became Iwao Takamoto’s assistant as an in-betweener on the “Lady” unit of the feature film, Lady and the Tramp, illustrating the movie’s famous spaghetti-eating scene.

Ito worked alongside Chuck Jones at Warner Bros. cartoon’s infamous Termite Terrace before joining Hanna-Barbera during development of “The Jetsons”. Ito worked on layouts and backgrounds for such series as “The Jetsons,” “The Flintstones” and “The Yogi Bear Show,” and designed characters like the title characters from “Hong Kong Phooey” and “Goober and the Ghost Chasers”.