If you're a Looney Toons fan, then this event is right up your alley!

Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center will host an opening reception for three separate animation collections on Thursday, October 25 from 5:30-8 PM.

The event is open to the public with free admission and refreshments will be served. “Animation Art” features the work of animation artists Chuck Jones, who brought Looney Tunes to life, and Friz Freleng, who cleverly created The Pink Panther. Included in the show will be a group of Disney pieces from the private collection of Mayor Nic Hunter.

Mayor Nic Hunter commented:

Growing up, like many kids, Disney cartoons were an exciting pastime for me. For some reason, The Great Mouse Detective was always one of my favorites. When I grew older, I realized better who Vincent Price was and that he was the voice of Ratigan, the villain in The Great Mouse Detective. 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.

 

The Looney Tunes and Pink Panther collections are organized and circulated by the Daura Gallery, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA., Warner Bros. Studios.© TM and The Pink Panther TM © 1964-2006, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. The exhibit will hang through December 29.

Historic City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 2pm.

Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. For more information, please call 491-9147 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.