Tex Avery

Tex Avery

director, actor, writer

Tex Avery was born on Feb 26, 1908 in USA. Tex Avery's big-screen debut came with Alaska directed by Walter Lantz in 1930. Tex Avery is known for Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes directed by Constantine Nasr, Stan Freberg stars as Narrator and Jerry Beck as Self. Tex Avery has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Tex Avery achieved is Annie Awards. The upcoming new movie Tex Avery plays is Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes which will be released on Oct 28, 2003.

Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the harbor. After showing samples of his artwork he got a job at Walter Lantz Studios in 1929 as animator. His contributions during the years at Walter Lantz Studios were minor. From 1936 to 1941 he worked as supervisor - another word for cartoon director - of some 60 titles in the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes series for Leon Schlesinger at Warner's. From 1942 to 1954 Avery worked as director of cartoons at MGM. He was responsible for practically every MGM Cartoon that did not feature Tom and Jerry. In 1955 he did four cartoons, again for Walter Lantz Studios, before leaving the field for advertising, where, alas, his unique sense of humor went largely unappreciated, but primarily because commercials are not credited for the viewing audience (perhaps his best known commercial work was for Raid bug spray, which always featured the cartoon bugs screaming "Raid!" before getting smashed.)Among the many cartoon characters Avery created are Daffy Duck, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, George and Junior and Chilly Willy. Tex Avery is also credited with creating the basic personality of Bugs Bunny. He was the one who coined the phrase "What's up, Doc?"

  • Birthday

    Feb 26, 1908
  • Place of Birth

    Taylor, Texas, USA

Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

Annie Awards
Winner - Winsor McCay Award

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