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Tex Avery (I) (1908–1980)

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 ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2004 Cartoon Alley (TV Series documentary) (original material)
 2003 Hänsel und Gretel - Sie sind innen hässlich (Short) (classic cartoon "Hamateur Night")
 1996 The Bugs n' Daffy Show (TV Series) (original material)
 1995 That's Warner Bros.! (TV Series) (original material)
 1990 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends (TV Series) (original material)
 1989 Fifty Years of Bugs Bunny in 3 1/2 Minutes (Short) (classic cartoon clips)
 1988 Tex Avery, the King of Cartoons (TV Movie documentary) (original material)
 1982 Woody Woodpecker and His Friends (Video documentary) (original material)
 1957 The Woody Woodpecker Show (TV Series) (theatrical cartoon segments)
 1957 Cat's Meow (Short)
 1956 Millionaire Droopy (Short)
 1955 Cellbound (Short)
 1955 Deputy Droopy (Short)
 1955 The First Bad Man (Short)
 1955 Sh-h-h-h-h-h (Short)
 1955 Field and Scream (Short)
 1954 I'm Cold (Short)
 1954 Dixieland Droopy (Short)
 1954 The Flea Circus (Short)
 1954 The Farm of Tomorrow (Short)
 1954 Homesteader Droopy (Short)
 1954 Billy Boy (Short)
 1954 Drag-A-Long Droopy (Short)
 1954 Crazy Mixed Up Pup (Short)
 1953 The Three Little Pups (Short)
 1953 T.V. of Tomorrow (Short)
 1953 Little Johnny Jet (Short)
 1952 Rock-a-Bye Bear (Short)
 1952 One Cab's Family (Short)
 1952 Magical Maestro (Short)
 1951 Droopy's Double Trouble (Short)
 1951 Car of Tomorrow (Short)
 1951 Symphony in Slang (Short)
 1951 Droopy's Good Deed (Short)
 1951 Daredevil Droopy (Short)
 1951 Cock-a-Doodle Dog (Short)
 1950 The Peachy Cobbler (Short)
 1950 The Chump Champ (Short)
 1950 Garden Gopher (Short)
 1950 The Cuckoo Clock (Short)
 1950 Ventriloquist Cat (Short)
 1949 The Counterfeit Cat (Short)
 1949 Out-Foxed (Short)
 1949 Little Rural Riding Hood (Short)
 1949 Wags to Riches (Short)
 1949 Doggone Tired (Short)
 1949 The House of Tomorrow (Short)
 1949 Señor Droopy (Short)
 1949 Bad Luck Blackie (Short)
 1948 The Cat That Hated People (Short)
 1948 Lucky Ducky (Short)
 1948 Half-Pint Pygmy (Short)
 1948 Little 'Tinker (Short)
 1948 What Price Fleadom (Short)
 1947 King-Size Canary (Short)
 1947 Slap Happy Lion (Short)
 1947 Uncle Tom's Cabaña (Short)
 1947 Red Hot Rangers (Short)
 1947 Hound Hunters (Short)
 1946 Henpecked Hoboes (Short)
 1946 Northwest Hounded Police (Short)
 1946 The Hick Chick (Short)
 1946 Lonesome Lenny (Short)
 1945 Wild and Woolfy (Short)
 1945 Swing Shift Cinderella (Short)
 1945 The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Short)
 1945 Jerky Turkey (Short)
 1945 The Screwy Truant (Short)
 1944 Big Heel-Watha (Short)
 1944 Happy-Go-Nutty (Short)
 1944 Batty Baseball (Short)
 1944 Screwball Squirrel (Short)
 1943 What's Buzzin' Buzzard? (Short)
 1943 One Ham's Family (Short)
 1943 Who Killed Who? (Short)
 1943 Red Hot Riding Hood (Short)
 1943 Dumb-Hounded (Short)
 1942 The Early Bird Dood It! (Short)
 1942 Blitz Wolf (Short)
 1942 Crazy Cruise (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Aloha Hooey (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 The Cagey Canary (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 The Bug Parade (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1941 All This and Rabbit Stew (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 Aviation Vacation (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1941 The Heckling Hare (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1941 Hollywood Steps Out (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1941 Porky's Preview (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1941 Tortoise Beats Hare (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1941 The Crackpot Quail (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1941 The Haunted Mouse (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 Of Fox and Hounds (Short) (as Draft No. 412)
 1940 Wacky Wildlife (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 Holiday Highlights (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 Ceiling Hero (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 A Wild Hare (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 Circus Today (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 A Gander at Mother Goose (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 The Bear's Tale (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 Cross Country Detours (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1940 The Early Worm Gets the Bird (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1939 Screwball Football (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1939 Fresh Fish (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1939 Land of the Midnight Fun (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1939 Detouring America (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1939 Dangerous Dan McFoo (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1939 Believe It or Else (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1939 Thugs with Dirty Mugs (Short) (uncredited)
 1939 A Day at the Zoo (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1939 Hamateur Night (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1938 The Mice Will Play (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Cinderella Meets Fella (Short) (as Fred Avery, supervision)
 1938 Daffy Duck in Hollywood (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1938 Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1938 A Feud There Was (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1938 The Isle of Pingo Pongo (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1938 The Penguin Parade (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1938 The Sneezing Weasel (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1938 Daffy Duck & Egghead (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Little Red Walking Hood (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 A Sunbonnet Blue (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Egghead Rides Again (Short) (as Fred Avery, supervisor)
 1937 I Wanna Be a Sailor (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Porky's Garden (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Ain't We Got Fun (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Uncle Tom's Bungalow (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 I Only Have Eyes for You (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Porky's Duck Hunt (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Picador Porky (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Porky the Wrestler (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 Don't Look Now (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 Milk and Money (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 The Village Smithy (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 Porky the Rain-Maker (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 I Love to Singa (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 Page Miss Glory (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 I'd Love to Take Orders from You (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 Plane Dippy (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 The Blow Out (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1935 Gold Diggers of '49 (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1935 The Quail Hunt (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Towne Hall Follies (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The Ginger Bread Boy (Short) (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Tex Avery spoke off-screen, in an animation television commercial of insect killer, Raid. The Raid can was almost human, a tall red living aerosol can with eyes, looking to its right, left and path ahead for insects of any kind, to get rid of, just before being sprayed on, all insects shouted (almost screaming) "Raid!" in deep ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Draft No. 412 | Fred Avery

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

He wasn't Bugs without the gags we gave him.

Trivia:

According to biographer, Joe Adamson, when Tex was working on the cartoon A Wild Hare (1940) (it is his first official Bugs Bunny cartoon, as designed today), they were looking for something for the rabbit to say when Elmer Fudd pointed his gun to the rabbit's head, Tex, off of the top of his head, quickly suggested, "How about 'What's up doc?' " He used "doc" on many of his earlier cartoons, ... See more »

Trademark:

He liked to interrupt the actions of his films, to give a comment that always ended with "...isn't it?". A true sample is, "Incredable, aint it?". Having a cowboy chase scene suddenly replaced with the sentence, "Exciting, isn't it?" See more »

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