Chuck Jones Centennial Celebration, Day 2 (feat. The Phantom Tollbooth)

Co-presented by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Take one of the world’s greatest directors of animated films, and the author of “the American Alice In Wonderland” (The A.V. Club), and what do you get? The collaboration between Chuck Jones and children’s author Norton Juster was a match made in heaven — resulting in the feature-length 1970 live-action/animated adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth (the groundbreaking novel originally illustrated by Jules Feiffer, that has continuously remained in print for the last fifty years.) Join us as we revel in this underseen nugget, starring Butch Patrick of The Munsters — as well as the Oscar-winning 1964 short The Dot And The Line: A Romance In Lower Mathematics, also written by Juster and directed by Jones. Plus, the show features opening remarks from animation historian Jerry Beck!
The Phantom Tollbooth Dir. Chuck Jones, 1970, 16mm, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Phantom Tollbooth”!
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