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Director, Tex Avery, was born Frederick Bean Avery on Feb 26, 1908 in Taylor, TX. Avery died at the age of 72 on Aug 26, 1980 in Burbank, CA .

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Uncle Tom’s Bungalow (1937, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 10, 2014 From The Stop Button

Uncle Tom's Bungalow manages to be both appallingly racist and a little progressive. Director Avery turning the slave trader into the devil, poking a little fun at the angelic white girl, general mocking of Southern cultural all around…. But Bungalow just isn't a good cartoon. Ben Ha... Read full article


The Screwy Genius of : King-Size Canary (1947)

on Sep 30, 2013 From True Classics

Today we present to you a brief look at the 1947 one-off cartoon short?King-Size Canary, an unrelenting bit of frenzied absurdity that?may very well be ’s masterpiece. King-Size Canary?takes all of the typical Avery hallmarks and elevates them to the next insane level. Everything in t... Read full article


The Screwy Genius of : A Double Dose of Droopy

on Sep 29, 2013 From True Classics

“Hello, all you happy people. You know what? I’m the hero.” In the 1943 animated short Dumb-Hounded, debuted a new character, a laconic, quick-witted, slow-talking hound dog. Originally dubbed “Happy Hound” (though this is never explicitly mentioned onscreen),... Read full article


The Screwy Genius of : Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)

on Sep 28, 2013 From True Classics

Photo credit: http://www.toonaday.co.uk The 1943 animated short Red Hot Riding Hood begins innocently enough: the insipid narration of an unseen storyteller introduces us to little Red, her sweet grandma, and the big, bad wolf who’s stalking her through the forest. But before the tale can get ... Read full article


The Screwy Genius of : Blitz Wolf (1942)

on Sep 26, 2013 From True Classics

When moved from Warner Bros. to MGM in 1941, he announced his arrival with a timely parody that not only took on current world events, but also outright challenged the predominant Walt Disney model of animation.? Blitz Wolf, released on August 22, 1942, was not the first cartoon that Avery... Read full article


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Tex Avery Quotes:

Santa Claus: [Arrives right after the victim's murder] Who 'dunit? Everybody stay where you are! Don't nobody move!
[Someone in the peanut gallery gets up and starts walking. The detectives sees him and hits him with a baseball bat]
Santa Claus: That goes for you too, bub!


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Tex Avery Facts
Was accidentally blinded in the left eye by Charles Hastings during a rubber-band propelled paper clip fight at Walter Lantz Studios. Because of this, he had no depth perception.

According to biographer Joe Adamson, when Tex was working on the cartoon A Wild Hare (1940) (which is the first official Bugs Bunny cartoon), they were looking for something for the rabbit to say when Elmer Fudd pointed his gun to the rabbit's head, Tex, off of the top of his head, said, "How about 'What's up doc?' " He used "doc" on many of his other cartoons before this, but nobody seemed to notice. "Doc" was an expression used at North Dallas High School, which Tex attended, by many students.

In addition to his role as supervising director, he also added his voice to several cartoons, for example playing Santa Claus in Who Killed Who? (1943) and lending his distinctive laugh to the bulldog in Bad Luck Blackie (1949).

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