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“Much Ado About Nutting” directed by Chuck Jones and released in theaters nationwide on May 23, 1953. Top, character studies, graphite and watercolor on 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones. Middle, character model with notes, graphite on 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones. Bottom, background layouts by Maurice Noble.  

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“Much Ado About Nutting”, directed by Chuck Jones and released on May 23, 1953; story by Michael Maltese; animation by Lloyd Vaughn, Ken Harris, and Ben Washam; layouts by Maurice Noble; backgrounds by Philip DeGuard; voice characterization by Mel Blanc; musical direction by Carl W. Stalling; orchestrations by Milt Franklyn.

Top: layout drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones; middle, background thumbnail layouts, graphite and colored pencil on art board by Maurice Noble; bottom, character development drawings/paintings, gouache, India ink, and graphite on paper by Chuck Jones.