“Looney” happenings this week …

Friday, September 21st marks the 100th birthday of animation pioneer Chuck Jones, and in honor of this memorable natal day, True Classics is dedicating the next week’s worth of posts to the life and career of this cartoon genius.

Several events marking the occasion have been scheduled in California for the upcoming week, but seeing as how we’re clear across the country, we decided to stage our own little celebration of the man here in our humble corner of the blogosphere. So, starting tomorrow, we will delve into Jones’ oeuvre, highlighting some of the most well-known and beloved products of his time at Warner Bros., as well as other career milestones. It’s going to be a lot of fun to revisit these ‘toons, and we hope you’ll join us throughout the week and share memories of your favorite Chuck Jones productions!

But enough about all that … who wants to win a PRIZE???

This week, one lucky reader will win the Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection, Volumes 1 and 2, on DVD! Together, these compilations feature 58 of the best and most entertaining shorts to come out of animation’s Golden Age, starring such popular characters as Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Pepe Le Pew, Sylvester and Tweety, and many more! The sets include a number of Chuck Jones-helmed cartoons–including what many consider the best animated short ever produced, 1957′s What’s Opera, Doc?–among many more memorable classics. These discs are a great way to start or supplement your personal animation library (and I can tell you, my sets get broken out for frequent viewings around here!).

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing for these DVDs is to leave a comment on any of the Chuck Jones pieces that will be posted here at True Classics between tomorrow (Monday, September 17th) and Saturday (September 22nd). And yes, you can increase your odds to win by commenting on multiple entries. The winner will be notified on Sunday, September 23rd, and will have forty-eight hours to respond before another winner is drawn. Note: this contest is for residents of the United States and Canada only (apologies, international readers!).

For now … that’s all, folks!

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