TEX AVERY Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery                                               
Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery (February 26, 1908 - August 26, 1980) was an       
American animator, cartoonist, 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 Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, and             
developing Porky Pig and Chilly Willy (this last one for the Walter Lantz Studio)   
into regular cartoon characters. His influence was found in almost all of the       
animated cartoon series by various studios in the 1940s and 1950s.                 
Avery's style of directing broke the mold of strict realism established by Walt     
Disney, and 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,"   
and his cartoons often did just that. He also performed a great deal of voice       
work in his cartoons, usually throwaway bits (e.g. the Santa Claus seen briefly     
in Who Killed Who?), but Tex did on occasion fill in for Bill Thompson as Droopy