PR: A Culver City Art Opening Event, Commemorating Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who
WHAT: Thanks to a long-standing relationship with the Chuck Jones family and Linda Jones Enterprises, the Wonderful World Art Gallery has the privilege of putting together an incredible collection of never before seen art from the original 1970s animated adaptation of Horton Hears A Who!, which will be premiered at the opening. Beginning with an in-gallery screening of the classic film, the Animation Magazine sponsored event will be hosted by special guests June Foray, who was the original voice of Jane Kangaroo.
While Beezle-Nut Stew will feature never before seen original production drawings and cels from the 70s classic, no stew would be complete without a mix of ingredients, so also featured will be original art by Dr. Seuss, as well as the good Doctor’s Unorthodox Taxidermy, Illustration and Secret Art. Beezle-Nut’s super special ingredient will be two beautiful conceptual art pieces of Horton and Mrs. Toucanella, which were joyfully found deep in the Chuck Jones archives and world premiered with WWA. Giclees of these amazing gouache paintings will be available and anyone purchasing a production cel from Horton Hears A Who! at the event will receive their choice of either the Horton or the Mrs. Toucanella giclee as complimentary gift.
Attendees will also be enjoying a variety of jungle inspired refreshments including the Gallery’s very own creation, the Who-tini, and will get the chance to be photographed next to Who-ville. Two tickets to the new, highly anticipated Horton Hears A Who! film, as well as gift certificates for popcorn and soda, will be raffled off during the event. Thanks to Animation Magazine, each guest will receive the March issue of the popular industry magazine that has a feature article on the upcoming remake of Horton Hears A Who! A limited amount of guests will also have the opportunity to acquire the classic children’s book Horton Hears A Who!, written by Dr. Seuss and also have it autographed by June Foray.
To RSVP for the event, guests can visit HYPERLINK “http://www.WWAGallery.com” www.WWAGallery.com and click on the Beezle-Nut Stew link or email the gallery directly at HYPERLINK “mailto:RSVP@WWAGallery.com” RSVP@WWAGallery.com, including their name and the number of guests they intend to bring.
WHO: SPECIAL GUEST HOST JUNE FORAY, actress and voice talent, has lent her vocals to over 200 animations including the Chuck Jones/Dr. Seuss collaborations Jane Kangaroo and a reprisal of her Grinch role as Cindy Lou Who.
WHERE: Wonderful World Art Gallery is located in downtown Culver City, among many fine eateries, and adjacent the multi-media giant, Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Gallery is located at 9517 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.
WHEN: Friday, March 7th, 2008—6:00-9:00PM
5:30PM – Private viewing of the 1970 Chuck Jones, Horton Hears A Who!—Seats are limited, RSVP required