Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday Tex Avery!!!

February 26th is Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery's 100th birthday if he hadn't passed on back in August of 1980.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_Avery
Tex Avery was indeed the King of Cartoons whose distinct style is recognizable when cartoons do the unbelievable believably.
To learn more about the Cartoon genius, watch this 5 part 1988 documentry which highlights his career:





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4 comments:

David Germain said...

HA! You read my mind. I've got a similar Tex Avery post on my blog.

Great minds think alike I guess.

Harley Green said...

This is a great homage to a great Mind!

obtrageous said...

Great post: what animation could be without Tex Avery's work?
Nice the mentioning of Chuck Jones!!

Anonymous said...

Tex was such a rarity - an absolute genius who didn't care to develop self-promotion skills. He came from a time and place that dictated such behavior wasn't what a man should do.