Looney Tunes Creators Honored by the Academy

Posted on March 17, 2008

Photo of animator Michael Maltese


Tex Avery and Michael Maltese, the Warner Bros. team who created many beloved Looney Tunes characters to life will be honored in a double centennial tribute by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. The event is open to the public. Michael Maltese is pictured above.

As real animation declines and computers take over the job of creating animated films, it's important to recognize those animation geniuses who created the format. Nothing beats those old Looney Tunes classics, in our opinion. Tickets are available to "Putting Looney in the Toons: A Double Centennial Tribute to Tex Avery and Michael Maltese" online at Oscars.org and are are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID.

Photo: A.M.P.A.S.