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Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery (February 26, 1908August 26, 1980) was an American animator, cartoonist, and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. He did his most significant work for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, creating the characters of Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Droopy, Screwball Squirrel, and developing Porky Pig and Chilly Willy into regular cartoon characters. His influence was found in almost all of the animated cartoon series by various studios in the 1940s and 1950s. is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... The Golden Age of Hollywood Animation (or more appropriately The Golden Age of American Animation) is a period in American animation history that began with the advent of sound cartoons in 1928 and lasted into the 1960s when theatrical animated shorts slowly began losing to the new medium of television... Warner Bros. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. ... Bugs Bunny is an Academy Award-winning animated rabbit who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... A low-key character created by Tex Avery at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1943--essentially the polar opposite of his other famous character, loud, whacky Screwy Squirrel. ... Screwball Squirrel. ... Porky Pig is an Academy Award-nominated animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. ... Chilly Willy is a fictional cartoon character, a diminutive anthropomorphic penguin, created by Tex Avery and Paul J. Smith for the Walter Lantz studio in 1953. ...


Avery's style of directing broke the mold of strict realism established by Walt Disney, and encouraged animators to stretch the boundaries of the medium to do things in a cartoon that could not be done in the world of live-action film. An often-quoted line about Avery's cartoons was, "In a cartoon you can do anything," and his cartoons often did just that. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...

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Biography

Early years

Tex Avery was born to George Walton Avery (Saturday, June 8, 1867 - Wednesday, January 14, 1935) and the former Mary Augusta "Jessie" Bean (1886 - 1931) in Taylor, Texas. His father was born in Alabama. His mother was born in Buena Vista, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. His paternal grandparents were Needham Avery (October 8, 1838 - after 1892) and his wife Lucinda C. Baxly (May 11, 1844 - March 10, 1892). His maternal grandparents were Frederick Mumford Bean (1852 - October 23, 1886) and his wife Minnie Edgar (July 25, 1854 - May 7, 1940). Avery was said to be a descendant of Judge Roy Bean. However his maternal great-grandparents were actually Mumford Bean from Tennessee (August 22, 1805 - October 10, 1892) and his wife Lutica from Alabama. Mumford was son of William Bean and his wife Nancy Blevins from Virginia. Their relation to Roy is uncertain though his paternal grandparents were also from Virginia. Avery family tradition also claimed descent from Daniel Boone. is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Taylor is a city located in Williamson County, Texas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Buena Vista, which means pleasant view in Spanish, may refer to a number of things. ... Chickasaw County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Judge Roy Bean Phantly Roy Bean, the Hangin Judge, (c. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This 1820 oil painting by Chester Harding is the only portrait of Daniel Boone made from life. ...


Avery was raised in his native Taylor, though he graduated in 1927 from North Dallas High School.[1] A popular catchphrase at his school was "What's up, doc?", which he would later popularize with Bugs Bunny in the 1940s. North Dallas High School is a secondary school located in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, Texas, (USA). ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


Avery first began his animation career at the Walter Lantz studio in the early 1930s, working on Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons. During some office horseplay, a paperclip flew into Avery's left eye and caused him to lose use of that eye. Some speculate it was his lack of depth perception that gave him his unique look at animation and bizarre directorial style. Walter Lantz Productions was an American animation studio. ... An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit movie poster from 1927. ... Small metal paperclip Another example of a paperclip. ...


"Termite Terrace"

Avery migrated to the Leon Schlesinger studio in late 1935 and convinced the fast-talking Schlesinger to let him head his own production unit of animators and create cartoons the way he wanted them to be made. Schlesinger responded by assigning the Avery unit, including animators Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones, to a five-room bungalow at the Warner Bros. Sunset Blvd. backlot. The Avery unit, assigned to work primarily on the black-and-white Looney Tunes instead of the Technicolor Merrie Melodies, soon dubbed their quarters "Termite Terrace", due to its significant termite population. Leon Schlesinger (1884 - December 25, 1949) was a producer at the Warner Bros. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert Emerson Bob Clampett (May 8, 1913–May 4, 1984) was an American animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes series of cartoons from Warner Bros. ... Chuck Jones in 1976 Charles Martin Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. ... A row of bungalows in Virginia A bungalow (Gujarati: , Hindi: ) is a type of single-story house. ... A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio with permanent exterior sets for outdoor scenes in motion picture and/or television productions. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Merrie Melodies end title Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros. ... Termite Terrace is the nickname for an old building on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA where Looney Tunes were created frm 1935 to 1937. ... Families Mastotermitidae Kalotermitidae Termopsidae Hodotermitidae Rhinotermitidae Serritermitidae Termitidae Wikispecies has information related to: Isoptera Termites, known as white ants, are a group of social insects usually classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera. ...


"Termite Terrace" later became the nickname for the entire Schlesinger/Warners studio, primarily because Avery and his unit were the ones who defined what became known as "the Warner Bros. cartoon". Their first short, Gold Diggers of '49, is recognized as the first cartoon to make Porky Pig a star, and Avery’s experimentation with the medium continued from there. Gold Diggers of 49 is a 1935 Warner Brothers theatrical cartoon short in the Looney Tunes series. ... Porky Pig is an Academy Award-nominated animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. ...


Creation of Looney Tunes stars

Avery, with the assistance of Clampett, Jones, and new associate director Frank Tashlin, laid the foundation for a style of animation that dethroned The Walt Disney Studio as the kings of animated short films, and created a legion of cartoon stars whose names still shine around the world today. Avery in particular was deeply involved; a perfectionist, Avery constantly crafted gags for the shorts, periodically provided voices for them (including his trademark belly laugh), and held such control over the timing of the shorts that he would splice frames out of the final negative if he felt a gag's timing was not quite right. Frank Tashlin (February 19, 1913 - May 5, 1972) was an animator, screenwriter, and director. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ...


Daffy Duck

Porky's Duck Hunt introduced the character of Daffy Duck, who possessed a new form of "lunacy" and zaniness that had not been seen before in animated cartoons. Daffy was an almost completely out-of-control "darn fool duck" who frequently bounced around the film frame in double-speed, screaming "Hoo-hoo! hoo-hoo" in a high-pitched, electronically sped-up voice provided by veteran Warners voice artist Mel Blanc. Porkys Duck Hunt was an animated short directed by Tex Avery that came out on April 17, 1937. ... Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. ... Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor, performing on radio, in television commercials, and most famously, in hundreds of cartoon shorts for Warner Bros. ...


Bugs Bunny

Avery's 1940 film A Wild Hare is seen as the first cartoon to truly establish the personality of Bugs Bunny, after a series of shorts featuring a Daffy Duck-like rabbit directed by Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton and Chuck Jones. Avery's Bugs was a super-cool rabbit who was always in control of the situation and who ran rings around his opponents. A Wild Hare also marks the first pairing of him and bald, meek Elmer Fudd, a revamp of Avery's Egghead, a big nosed little fellow who, in turn, was modeled after radio comedian Joe Penner. It is in A Wild Hare that Bugs casually walks up to Elmer, who is out "hunting wabbits", and asks him calmly, "What's up, doc?" Audiences reacted positively to the juxtaposition of Bugs' nonchalance and the potentially dangerous situation, and Avery made "What's up, doc?" the rabbit's catch phrase. A Wild Hare (rereleased as The Wild Hare) is a Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies animated short film. ... Bugs Bunny is an Academy Award-winning animated rabbit who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Ben Bugs Hardaway (1897 - 1957) was a storyboard artist, gagman, and film director for several American animation studios during the The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... Cal Dalton was a cartoon director at Warner Brothers. ... Elmer J. Fudd is a fictional cartoon character and one of the most famous Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies characters. ... Egghead is a character in the animated cartoon series Looney Tunes, created by Tex Avery. ... Joe Penner (11 November 1904 - 10 January 1941) was a 1930s-era radio and film comic and vaudevillian. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


Avery ended up directing only four Bugs Bunny cartoons: A Wild Hare, Tortoise Beats Hare, All This and Rabbit Stew, and The Heckling Hare. During this period, he also directed a number of one-shot shorts, including travelogue parodies (The Isle of Pingo Pongo), fractured fairy-tales (The Bear's Tale), Hollywood caricature films (Hollywood Steps Out), and cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny clones (The Crack-Pot Quail). Tortoise Beats Hare is a 1941 Looney Tunes animated short directed by Tex Avery. ... All this and Rabbit Stew is a one-reel animated cartoon short subject in the Merrie Melodies series, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on September 20, 1941 by Warner Bros. ... This Merrie Melodies cartoon was released on July 12, 1941 starring Bugs Bunny and a dopey dog named Willoughby. ... Travel literature is literature which records the people, events, sights and feelings of an author who is touring a foreign place for the pleasure of travel. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... For a comparison of fairy tale with other kinds of stories, such as myths, legends and fables, see Traditional stories. ... ... For the book of comics by Daniel Clowes see Caricature (Daniel Clowes collection) A caricature of film comedian Charlie Chaplin. ...


Avery's tenure at the Schlesinger studio ended in late 1941, when he and the producer quarreled over the ending to The Heckling Hare. In Avery's original version, Bugs and hunting dog were to fall off of a cliff three times, milking the gag to its comic extreme. According to a DVD commentary for the cartoon, historian Michael Barrier explained that the problem Schlesinger had with the ending was that, just prior to falling off the third time, Bugs and the dog were to turn to the screen, with Bugs saying "Hold on to your hats, folks, here we go again!" This line was known at the time as being associated with a sexual gag from the radio, with which Warner Brothers did not want Bugs associated. Schlesinger intervened (supposedly on orders from Jack Warner himself), and edited the film so that the characters only fall off the cliff twice (the edited cartoon ends abruptly, after Bugs and the Dog fall through a hole in a cliff and immediately stop short of the ground, saying to the audience, "Heh, fooled you, didn't we?"). An enraged Avery promptly quit the studio, leaving three cartoons he started on but did not complete. They were Crazy Cruise, The Cagey Canary and Aloha Hooey. Bob Clampett picked up where Avery left off, and completed the three cartoons. Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... American actor, best known for appearances on Star Trek: The Original Series. ... This article is about Jack Warner, the head of Warner Brothers. ...


Speaking of Animals

While at Schlesinger, Avery created a concept of animating lip movement to live action footage of animals. Schlesinger was not interested in Avery's idea, so Avery approached Jerry Fairbanks, a friend of his who produced the Unusual Occupations series of short subjects for Paramount Pictures. Fairbanks liked the idea and the Speaking of Animals series of shorts was launched. When Avery left Warner, he went straight to Paramount to work on the first three shorts in the series before joining MGM. Jerry Fairbanks was born in San Francisco, California USA in 1904 and survived the great earthquake of 1906. ... A short film (also short or short subject) is a motion picture that is shorter than the average feature film. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


Avery at MGM

By 1942, Avery was in the employ of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, working in their cartoon division under the supervision of Fred Quimby. Avery felt that Schlesinger had stifled him; at MGM, Avery's creativity reached its peak. His cartoons became known for their sheer lunacy, breakneck pace, and a penchant for playing with the medium of animation and film in general that few other directors dared to approach. MGM also offered larger budgets and a higher quality level than the Warners films. These changes were evident in Avery's first MGM short, The Blitz Wolf, an Adolf Hitler parody which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) in 1942. For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Frederick C. Quimby (November 14, 1883 - September 16, 1965) was the producer of the MGM animated cartoon division, which most notably included the Tom and Jerry team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hitler redirects here. ... This class was known as Short Subjects, cartoons from 1932 until 1970, and as Short Subjects, animated films from 1971 to 1973. ...


Avery's most famous MGM character debuted in 1943's Dumbhounded. Droopy Dog (originally "Happy Hound") was a calm, little, slow-moving and slow-talking dog who still won out in the end. He also created a series of racy and risqué cartoons, beginning with 1943's Red Hot Riding Hood, featuring a sexy female star who never had a set name, but who influenced the minds of young boys - and future animators - worldwide. Other Avery characters at MGM included Screwball "Screwy" Squirrel and the Of Mice and Men-inspired duo of George and Junior. A standard Droopy opening title card from the early 1950s. ... Red Hot Riding Hood is an animated cartoon short subject, directed by Tex Avery and released on May 8, 1943 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Screwball Squirrel. ... Of Mice and Men is a novella by John Steinbeck, first published in 1937, which tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced Anglo migrant ranch workers in California during the Great Depression (1929-1941). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Droopy Dog

Other notable MGM cartoons directed by Avery include Bad Luck Blackie, Magical Maestro, Lucky Ducky, and King-Size Canary. Avery began his stint at MGM working with lush colors and realistic backgrounds, but he slowly abandoned this style for a more frenetic, less realistic approach. The newer, more stylized look reflected the influence of the up-and-coming UPA studio, the need to cut costs as budgets grew higher, and Avery's own desire to leave reality behind and make cartoons that were not tied to the real world of live action. During this period, he made a notable series of films which explored the technology of the future: The House of Tomorrow, Car of Tomorrow, and TV of Tomorrow (spoofing common live-action promotional shorts of the time). He also introduced a slow-talking wolf character, who was the prototype for MGM associates Hanna-Barbera's Huckleberry Hound character. Image File history File links Droopy Dog from the opening of the MGM short Señor Droopy. ... Image File history File links Droopy Dog from the opening of the MGM short Señor Droopy. ... Magical Maestro is a 1952 animated short film directed by Tex Avery and produced by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio. ... King-Size Canary is an animated cartoon short that debuted in movie theaters in 1947. ... United Productions of America, better known as UPA, was an animation studio of the 1940s through 1970s, and a distributor of Japanese films from Toho Studios from the 1970s onward. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Huckleberry Hound Huckleberry Huck Hound is a fictional cartoon character created by Hanna-Barbera, and the star of the late 1950s animated series The Huckleberry Hound Show, Hanna-Barberas second series made for television after The Ruff & Reddy Show. ...


Avery took a year sabbatical from MGM beginning in 1950, during which time Dick Lundy, recently arrived from the Walter Lantz studio, took over his unit and worked on the Droopy cartoons. Avery returned to MGM in October 1951 and began working again. Avery's last two original cartoons for MGM were Deputy Droopy and Cellbound, completed in 1953 and released in 1955. Like many of his later cartoons, they were co-directed by Avery unit animator Michael Lah. Lah began directing a handful of CinemaScope Droopy shorts on his own. A burnt-out Avery left MGM in 1953 to return to the Walter Lantz studio. Richard Dick Lundy was an American animator and film director best known for creating Donald Duck. ... A Fox logo used to promote the CinemaScope process. ...


After MGM

Avery's return to the Lantz studio did not last long. He directed four cartoons in 1954-1955: the one-shots Crazy Mixed-Up Pup and Shh-h-h-h-h, and I'm Cold and The Legend of Rockabye Point, in which he defined the character of Chilly Willy the penguin. Although The Legend of Rockabye Point and Crazy Mixed-up Pup were nominated for Academy Awards, Avery left Lantz over a salary dispute, effectively ending his career in theatrical animation. Chilly Willy is a fictional cartoon character, a diminutive anthropomorphic penguin, created by Tex Avery and Paul J. Smith for the Walter Lantz studio in 1953. ... Modern genera Aptenodytes Eudyptes Eudyptula Megadyptes Pygoscelis Spheniscus For prehistoric genera, see Systematics Some penguins are curious. ...


He turned to animated television commercials, most notably the Raid commercials of the 1960s, ("Oh no! RAID! BOOM!") and the creation of Frito-Lay's controversial mascot, the Frito Bandito. Avery also produced ads for fruit drinks starring the Warners Bros. characters he'd once helped create during his Termite Terrace days. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Image:RAID ant and roach. ... External links Frito-Lay Frito-Lay Canada Frito-Lay company history Frito-Lay company timeline Categories: Food and drink stubs | PepsiCo subsidiaries | Food companies of the United States | Snack companies of the United States ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Frito Bandito was the cartoon mascot for Fritos corn chips from 1967 to 1971. ...


During the 1960s and 1970s, Avery became steadily reserved and depressed, although he continued to draw respect from his peers. His final employer was Hanna-Barbera Productions, where he wrote gags for Saturday morning cartoons such as the Droopy-esque Kwicky Koala. Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or unipolar depression when compared to bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the typical television animation programming that was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks since the mid 1960s. ... The Kwicky Koala Show was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1981 for CBS. The program is notable for being among cartoon director Tex Averys final works (Avery died during production in 1980). ...


On Tuesday, August 26, 1980, Avery died on the job at the Hanna-Barbera studios at age 72. He had been suffering from lung cancer for a year. He is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California. is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ...


Legacy

Although Tex Avery did not live to experience the late-1980s renaissance of animation, his work was rediscovered and he began to receive widespread attention and praise by the modern animation and film communities. His influence is strongly reflected in modern cartoons such as "Roger Rabbit", Ren and Stimpy, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, Tom and Jerry Kids Show and the Genie character in Disney's Aladdin. In fact, an Averyesque cowboy character bore his name in the otherwise unrelated series The Wacky World of Tex Avery. His work has been honored on shows such as The Tex Avery Show and Cartoon Alley. His characters (particularly Bugs Bunny and the risqué antics of Red Hot Riding Hood) were referenced in the Jim Carrey film The Mask. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ren and Stimpy are the eponymous characters of two cartoon television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. ... Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures (also known as Tiny Toon Adventures or Tiny Toons) is an American animated television series created and produced as a collaborative effort between Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. ... Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, usually referred to as the shorter title Animaniacs, is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. ... Freakazoid! (or Freakazoid) is an animated television show created by Warner Brothers that aired for two seasons in 1995-1997. ... Tom & Jerry Kids Show, also known as Tom & Jerry Kids is an American animated television series, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Turner Entertainment, featuring the popular cat-and-mouse pair as children. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... Frederick Bean Tex Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an animator, cartoonist, and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during the Golden Age of Hollywood. ... Cartoon Alley is a television program that airs on Turner Classic Movies every Saturday Morning at 11:30 AM ET. Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, the series features three classic animated shorts from the 1930-1950s per episode. ... Bugs Bunny is an Academy Award-winning animated rabbit who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Red Hot Riding Hood is an animated cartoon short subject, directed by Tex Avery and released on May 8, 1943 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... The Mask is an Oscar-nominated comedy film, based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. ...


Films directed or co-directed by Tex Avery

Warner Bros.

  • The Sneezing Weasel (1937)
  • Little Red Walking Hood (1937)
  • The Penguin Parade (1938)
  • The Isle of Pingo Pongo (1938)
  • A Feud There Was (1938)
  • Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas (1938)
  • Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938)
  • Cinderella Meets Fella (1938)
  • Hamateur Night (1938)
  • The Mice Will Play (1938)
  • A Day at the Zoo (1939)
  • Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939)
  • Believe It or Else (1939)
  • Dangerous Dan McFoo (1939)
  • Detouring America (1939)
  • Land of the Midnight Fun (1939)
  • Fresh Fish (1939)
  • Screwball Football (1939)
  • The Early Worm Gets the Bird (1939)
  • Cross Country Detours (1940)

Golddiggers of 1949 is a 1936 Warner Brothers theatrical cartoon short in the Looney Tunes series. ... The Blow Out is a Looney Tunes animated short starring Porky Pig. ... I Love to Singa is both the title of a song written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and a later Merrie Melodies animated short subject based on that song. ... Milk and Honey is a 1936 Looney Tunes animated short film directed by Tex Avery. ... Dont Look Now is a 1936 Looney Tunes animated short film directed by Tex Avery. ... I Only Have Eyes for You is a 1937 Looney Tunes animated short film directed by Tex Avery. ... Porkys Duck Hunt was an animated short directed by Tex Avery that came out on April 17, 1937. ... The Censored Eleven is a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists in 1968. ... Aint We Got Fun? is a popular song. ... Daffy Duck and Egghead, two nuts Daffy Duck and Egghead is a 1938 Warner Bros. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... A Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoon short, released in 1937. ... The Censored Eleven is a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists in 1968. ... Thugs with Dirty Mugs is a 1939 Warner Bros. ... A Wild Hare (rereleased as The Wild Hare) is a Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies animated short film. ... Of Fox and Hounds is a 8-minute 1940 Tex Avery film which introduced Willoughby the Dog. ... Haunted Mouse is a 1965 Tom and Jerry cartoon directed and produced by Chuck Jones. ... Tortoise Beats Hare is a 1941 Looney Tunes animated short directed by Tex Avery. ... Hollywood Steps Out is a 1941 short cartoon by Warner Brothers, directed by Tex Avery, that features caricatures of Hollywood celebrities of the day. ... This Merrie Melodies cartoon was released on July 12, 1941 starring Bugs Bunny and a dopey dog named Willoughby. ... Aviation Vacation is a 1941 Warner Bros. ... All this and Rabbit Stew is a one-reel animated cartoon short subject in the Merrie Melodies series, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on September 20, 1941 by Warner Bros. ...

Paramount

  • Speaking of Animals Down on the Farm (1941)
  • Speaking of Animals Down in a Pet Shop (1941)
  • Speaking of Animals Down in the Zoo (1941)

MGM

  • Blitz Wolf (1942)
  • The Early Bird Dood It! (1942)
  • Dumb-Hounded (1943)
  • Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)
  • Who Killed Who? (1943)
  • One Ham's Family (1943)
  • What's Buzzin' Buzzard? (1943)
  • Screwball Squirrel (1944)
  • Batty Baseball (1944)
  • Happy-Go-Nutty (1944)
  • Big Heel-Watha (1944)
  • The Screwy Truant (1945)
  • The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945)
  • Jerky Turkey (1945)
  • Swing Shift Cinderella (1945)
  • Wild and Woolfy (1945)
  • Lonesome Lenny (1946)
  • The Hick Chick (1946)
  • Northwest Hounded Police (1946)
  • Henpecked Hoboes (1946)
  • Hound Hunters (1947)
  • Red Hot Rangers (1947)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabaña (1947)
  • Slap Happy Lion (1947)
  • King-Size Canary (1947)
  • What Price Fleadom (1948)
  • Little 'Tinker (1948)
  • Half-Pint Pygmy (1948)
  • Lucky Ducky (1948)
  • The Cat that Hated People (1948)
  • Bad Luck Blackie (1949)
  • Señor Droopy (1949)
  • The House of Tomorrow (1949)
  • Doggone Tired (1949)
  • Wags to Riches (1949)
  • Little Rural Riding Hood (1949)
  • Out-Foxed (1949)
  • The Counterfeit Cat (1949)
  • Ventriloquist Cat (1950)
  • The Cuckoo Clock (1950)
  • Garden Gopher (1950)
  • The Chump Champ (1950)
  • The Peachy Cobbler (1950)
  • Cock-a-Doodle Dog (1951)
  • Daredevil Droopy (1951)
  • Droopy's Good Deed (1951)
  • Symphony in Slang (1951)
  • Car of Tomorrow (1951)
  • Droopy's Double Trouble (1951)
  • Magical Maestro (1952)
  • One Cab's Family (1952)
  • Rock-a-Bye Bear (1952)
  • Little Johnny Jet (1953)
  • T.V. Of Tomorrow (1953)
  • The Three Little Pups (1953)
  • Drag-a-Long Droopy (1954)
  • Billy Boy (1954)
  • Homesteader Droopy (1954)
  • The Farm of Tomorrow (1954)
  • The Flea Circus (1954)
  • Dixieland Droopy (1954)
  • Field and Scream (1955)
  • The First Bad Man (1955)
  • Deputy Droopy (1955)
  • Cellbound (1955)
  • Millionaire Droopy (1956)
  • Cat's Meow (1957)

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Red Hot Riding Hood is an animated cartoon short subject, directed by Tex Avery and released on May 8, 1943 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Who Killed Who? / Tween Wolf is the 17th episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. ... Screwball Squirrel. ... Swing Shift Cinderella is an animated cartoon short subject, directed by Tex Avery and released in 1945 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... King-Size Canary is an animated cartoon short that debuted in movie theaters in 1947. ... Symphony in Slang is a 1951 cartoon short directed by Tex Avery and released by MGM. Minimalist and abstract in style (many of the gags are created either with single, still frames or oversimplified animation), it tells the story of a man who finds himself at the Pearly Gates explaining... Magical Maestro is a 1952 animated short film directed by Tex Avery and produced by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio. ... Dixieland Droopy is a 1954 animated short subject in the Droopy series, directed by Tex Avery and produced by Fred Quimby for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... The First Bad Man is an American animated cartoon directed by Tex Avery, and featuring narration by singing cowboy Tex Ritter. ...

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  • Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)
  • The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955)
  • I'm Cold (1954)
  • Crazy Mixed Up Pup (1954)

References

Further reading

  • Adamson, Joe (1975). Tex Avery: King of Cartoons. New York: De Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80248-1.
  • Benayoun, Robert (1988). Le mystère Tex Avery. Paris: Editions du Seuil. ISBN 2-02-009870-9.
  • Canemaker, John (1996). Tex Avery: The MGM Years, 1942-1955. Atlanta: Turner Press. ISBN 1-57036-291-2
  • Tex Avery Tribute Website, http://www.texavery.com

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Avery attended North Dallas High School in the 1920s, and it is here that he first became to dabble in the art of cartooning, an art that he would eventually become famous for.
Tex wanted to dub his creation ‘Jack Rabbit’ or ‘Jack E. Rabbit,’ because, as he said, "I thought it would please my Texas friends." The name ‘Bugs Bunny’ stayed, though, partly because Avery probably recognized that it was a catchy name, one that would stick in people’s minds.
Avery never did (although he did create Droopy Dog, he was hardly as big a star as Bugs), but that did not stop his cartoons at MGM from being wild masterpieces.
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