Frederick Bean “Tex” Avery was an American animator and director, known for producing and directing animated cartoons during the golden age of American animation. His most significant work was for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, where he was crucial in the creation and evolution of famous animated characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, George and Junior, and Chilly Willy. Gary Morris described Avery’s innovative approach: Above all, [Avery] steered the Warner Bros. house style away from Disney-esque sentimentality and made cartoons that appealed equally to adults, who appreciated Avery’s speed, sarcasm, and irony, and to kids, who liked the nonstop action. Disney’s “cute and cuddly” creatures, under Avery’s guidance, were transformed into unflappable wits like Bugs Bunny, endearing buffoons like Porky Pig, or dazzling crazies like Daffy Duck.
|Born:||Frederick Bean Avery, February 26, 1908, Taylor, Texas, U.S.|
|Died:||August 26, 1980, Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery|
|Other names:||Fred Avery|
|Occupation:||Animator, animation director, cartoonist, voice actor|
|IMDb:||Tex Avery’s IMDb|
About Tex Avery
Hollywood Golden Age animator who created the classic cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig.
He moved to Southern California after high school and worked as an assistant animator for the Walter Lantz Studio.
His animated MGM short, ‘The Blitz Wolf,’ parodied Adolf Hitler and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1942.
He was born Frederick Bean Avery in Taylor, Texas, and was a descendant of Daniel Boone.
His famous Bugs Bunny was voiced by Mel Blanc.
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