Ex’pression Center for New Media in Emmeryville, Calif. has named one of its state-of-the-art digital media labs in honor of late animation legend Chuck Jones. The Chuck Jones Lab is used by Ex’pression Digital Visual Media students to create 3D animation and modeling using Maya, After Effects, Flash, Vicon Workstation, and Kaydara Filmbox software.
During the Golden Age of animation, Jones helped bring to life many of Warner Brothers’ most famous characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. He also produced, directed and wrote the screenplays for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the feature-length film The Phantom Tollbooth.
Chuck Jones’ daughter, Linda Clough, spoke at the dedication, where images of her father’s work were shown.