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Blitz Wolf (1942) was a Animation - Comedy Film directed by Tex Avery and produced by Fred Quimby.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Animated Short FilmMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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The Screwy Genius of Tex Avery: Blitz Wolf (1942)

on Sep 26, 2013 From True Classics

When Tex Avery 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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This was Tex Avery's first cartoon for Metro Goldwyn Mayer, after his disagreement with Warner Brothers' animation producer, Leon Schlesinger, about the closing scene, in 1941's The Heckling Hare, because of Tex Avery's idea & creation of "air breaks".
In his autobiography, "Chuck Amuck", animator Chuck Jones relates that while this cartoon was in production, MGM producer Fred Quimby told director Tex Avery to be careful when caricaturing Adolf Hitler, saying, "After all, we don't know who's going to win the war".
When the Wolf telephoned headquarters and stops to ask "Is that you Myrt?" that was a direct reference to the popular "Fibber McGee & Molly" radio show. McGee would always begin his telephone conversations by asking the Wistful Vista telephone operator the very same question. Further reference to the radio show is also made here in that Bill Thompson, who does the voice of the Wolf in this cartoon, performed as the Old-Timer on the program.
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