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Yes, Toy Story was impressive and fun and undoubtedly the way animated films will be made in the future. But all that computer power was still struggling to keep up with the work a certain Jones created decades ago. Chuck Jones conjured more—and more believable—characters with ink and paint than an Acme barrel full of producers, directors, and writers. This afternoon, the living legend will demonstrate the animation process, followed by big-screen presentations of his Looney Tunes classics for the Smithsonian Associates program, “Animated Film Celebration: A Tribute to Chuck Jones and Friends.” After which, a much-deserved James Smithson Bicentennial Medal will be presented. At 2 p.m. at the Natural History Museum’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. $12. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (Dave Nuttycombe)