Animation!

Art from Looney Tunes, Pink Panther and Disney on display at Historic City Hall

<p>“Indelible (P)ink: The Pink Panther and Pop Culture,” and Walt Disney selections from the private collection of Mayor Nic Hunter are included in the collection of animation celluloids.</p>Special to the American Press

<div class="Content"><p class="indent">The City of Lake Charles will showcase “Animation Art” Oct. 25 – Dec. 29 at Historic City Hall. “On With the Show: Chuck Jones and the Animation Art of Looney Tunes,” “Indelible (P)ink: The Pink Panther and Pop Culture,” and Walt Disney selections from the private collection of Mayor Nic Hunter will be included in the collection of animation celluloids.

<p class="indent">Celluloid animation replaced stopmotion animation in the 1960s and involved the drawing characters onto clear plastic sheets to be placed over a background illustration. “Animation Art” will include 98 different animated cels as well as classic animation memorabilia including Pink Panther and Looney Tunes toys, glasses, video tapes and vinyl record albums.

<p class="indent">“If you loved Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as a kid, you can relive your childhood…Be sure to bring your kids and grand kids; they’re especially sure to love this exhibit. We even have cartoons playing in one of the rooms for everyone to enjoy!” said Matt Young, City of Lake Charles Department of Cultural Affairs. For the true fan or art aficionado, the exhibit will also include original concept drawings demonstrating how the characters were conceived, said Young.

<p class="indent">Sharing pieces from his personal collection from Disney’s “The Great Mouse Detective” is for “honor,” said Nic Hunter in a news release. “Growing up, like many kids, Disney cartoons were an exciting pastime for me…At some point, I became fascinated with the prospect of collecting Ratigan animation cels. I’m very honored to share my collection with Lake Charles.”

<p class="indent">Historic City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit, <span class="text_link link_wrap type_url" data-link-type="URL" data-link-target="http://www.cityoflakecharles.com"><span style="font-weight: bold;">www.</span><span style="font-weight: bold;">cityoflakecharles.com</span></span>.

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