Tex Avery

Animator, Film director

1908 – 1980

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Who was Tex Avery?

Frederick Bean Avery, called "Tex", "Fred" or "Texas", was an American animator, cartoonist, voice actor 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 Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, and developing Porky Pig, Chilly Willy into the personas for which they are remembered.

Avery's influence can be seen in almost all of the animated cartoon series by various studios in the 1940s and 1950s. Gary Morris described Avery's innovative approach:

Avery's style of directing 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." He also performed a great deal of voice work in his cartoons, usually throwaway bits, but Tex also voiced Junior from George and Junior and occasionally filled in for Bill Thompson as Droopy.

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Born
Feb 26, 1908
Taylor
Also known as
  • Frederick Bean Avery
  • Draft No. 412
  • Fred Avery
  • Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery
Parents
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • North Dallas High School
    ( - 1927)
Lived in
  • Austin
Died
Aug 26, 1980
Burbank

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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