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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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 2007 Behind the Tunes: Drawn to Life - The Art of Robert McKimson (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2006 Behind the Tunes: One Hit Wonders (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2006 Behind the Tunes: Sing-a-Song of Looney Tunes (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2006 Behind the Tunes: The Art of the Gag (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2006 Behind the Tunes: Wild Lines - The Art of Voice Acting (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2004-2005 Cartoon Alley (TV Series documentary) (8 episodes)
- WB Cartoon Character Debuts (2005) ... (original material)
- Elmer Fudd (2005) ... (original material)
- Peter Lorre Caricatures (2005) ... (original material)
- Cinemascope Cartoons (2005) ... (original material)
- Droopy (2005) ... (original material)
 2005 Behind the Tunes: Bosko, Buddy and the Best of Black and White (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2005 Behind the Tunes: Fine Tooning - Restoring the Warner Bros. Cartoons (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2004 Behind the Tunes: Crash! Bang! Boom! - The Wild Sounds of Treg Brown (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2004 Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood (Video documentary short) (original material)
 1992-2003 ToonHeads (TV Series documentary) (43 episodes)
- The Boys from Kansas City (2003) ... (original material)
- The Many Moods of Daffy Duck (2003) ... (original material)
- Tex's Red (2003) ... (original material)
- The Early Career of Porky Pig (2003) ... (original material)
- Gangster Toons (2002) ... (original material)
 2003 Hänsel und Gretel - Sie sind innen hässlich (Short) (classic cartoon "Hamateur Night")
 2003 Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2003 Behind the Tunes: Forever Befuddled (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2003 Behind the Tunes: Porky Pig Roast - A Tribute to the World's Most Famous Ham (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2003 Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes (Video documentary) (original material)
 2000 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1996 The Bugs n' Daffy Show (TV Series) (original material)
 1995 That's Warner Bros.! (TV Series) (original material)
 1991 The Looney Tunes Hall of Fame (original material)
 1990 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends (TV Series) (original material)
 1990 Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (TV Movie documentary) (classic cartoons)
 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)
 1986 Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (TV Special) (classic cartoons)
 1982 Walter, Woody and the World of Animation (Documentary short) (original material)
 1982 Woody Woodpecker and His Friends (Video documentary) (original material)
 1975 Bugs Bunny Superstar (Documentary) (classic cartoons)
 1957 Cat's Meow (Short)
 1956 Millionaire Droopy (Short)
 1956 Hold That Rock (Short) (uncredited)
 1956 Room and Wrath (Short) (uncredited)
 1956 The Ostrich Egg and I (Short) (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 1955 The Tree Medic (Short) (uncredited)
 1955 Cellbound (Short)
 1955 Deputy Droopy (Short)
 1955 Hot and Cold Penguin (Short) (uncredited)
 1955 The First Bad Man (Short)
 1955 Sh-h-h-h-h-h (Short)
 1955 Field and Scream (Short)
 1954 Crazy Mixed Up Pup (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)
 1953 The Three Little Pups (Short)
 1953 Wee-Willie Wildcat (Short) (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 1953 T.V. of Tomorrow (Short)
 1953/I Little Johnny Jet (Short)
 1952 Caballero Droopy (Short) (uncredited)
 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 Slightly Daffy (Short) (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 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)
 1943 Tortoise Wins by a Hare (Short) (uncredited)
 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 The Woody Woodpecker Show (TV Series short) (1 episode)
 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 Africa Squeaks (Short) (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 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 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 Cinderella Meets Fella (Short) (as Fred Avery, supervision)
 1938 Movie Phoney News (Short) (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 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) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 I Wanna Be a Sailor (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Porky's Garden (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 A Sunbonnet Blue (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Egghead Rides Again (Short) (as Fred Avery, supervisor)
 1937 Uncle Tom's Bungalow (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Ain't We Got Fun (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Porky's Duck Hunt (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 I Only Have Eyes for You (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Picador Porky (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1937 Porky the Wrestler (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 The Village Smithy (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 Don't Look Now (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 Milk and Money (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 Porky the Rain-Maker (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1936 I Love to Singa (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 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)
 1936 Page Miss Glory (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Gold Diggers of '49 (Short) (as Fred Avery)
 1935 The Quail Hunt (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Towne Hall Follies (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Elmer the Great Dane (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Do a Good Deed (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 The Hillbilly (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Robinson Crusoe Isle (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Sky Larks (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The Ginger Bread Boy (Short) (uncredited)
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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 »

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

Alternate Names:

Draft No. 412 | Fred Avery


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

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


He has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Magical Maestro (1952). See more »


Cartoons frequently have a male character who sees an extremely beautiful scantily-clad woman and turn into an anthropomorphised wolf who howls and whistles at the woman See more »

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