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Tex Avery is considered the most important influence on Hollywood studio cartoons after Walt Disney. The career of this legendary director, who created Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, among others, spanned fifty years and took him to most of the major cartoon studios, including Walter Lantz, Warner Bros., MGM, and Hanna-Barbera. His formative years were at Warner Bros.Tex Avery is considered the most important influence on Hollywood studio cartoons after Walt Disney. The career of this legendary director, who created Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, among others, spanned fifty years and took him to most of the major cartoon studios, including Walter Lantz, Warner Bros., MGM, and Hanna-Barbera. His formative years were at Warner Bros., where, in the mid-1930s, his innovative directorial spark dazzled and inspired colleagues such as Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, and Frank Tashlin, all of whom went on to become industry stars themselves. Avery had a long tenure at MGM's cartoon unit where his high-octane, uninhibited, joyously cartoon-y ideas flowered into some of the greatest (and funniest) animated film shorts ever made. Avery's body of work during the Golden Era of the Hollywood cartoon is a creative legacy that continues to impact contemporary directors of animation and live action, in feature films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Mask, as well as in television. Although warmly admired as a film genius by colleagues in the industry and adored by the international cartoon cognoscenti, Avery never shared in the tremendous expansion of the animation industry into television or feature films in a studio of his own, nor did he own the licensing/merchandising rights to the cartoon characters he created and brought to vital life. Original storyboards, character sketches, and animation cels highlight the career of this important artist, who created sixty-five classic films and numerous unforgettable characters in his fourteen-year stint at MGM....

Title : Tex Avery: The Mgm Years, 1942-1955
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ISBN : 9781570362910
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 221 Pages
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  • Burt
    2018-11-15 06:27

    I can't really say this book is gripping - it's a coffee table book. I got it for Christmas one year a long way back and it is beloved by me, mostly for the artwork. Tex Avery was an animation genius, a pioneer of the medium and a true artist. The man has left a cartoon legacy in America and many still follow in his footsteps - even if the style has changed.It chronicles his start in the industry and his moves between many of the various studios of the time. He worked for Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, Disney and several other studios in his career and his works are nothing less than genuine Americana.The book does cover his life as well, and unfortunately, it is a tale that is actually more sad than one would expect. Barring the details of the personal tragedies he faced later in life, the book is a wonderful piece as an artbook and I recommend it highly as reference and something to page through with a glass of your favorite spirit.

  • Emiliano Carrasco
    2018-11-22 00:19

    Genial. Digo, interesante, es una lectura bastante corta, pero muy informativa para todo aquél interesado en el padre del Bugs Bunny moderno, del Pato Lucas o de Droopy. Recomendable para todo aquél interesado en animación (cualquier tipo de animación. Hay que tomar referencias de todos lados).

  • Jim
    2018-11-29 23:18

    Gorgeous Coffee Table Book about one of the Masters of Animation!!!

  • Stephen Conti
    2018-11-12 00:42

    this guy is a mentor to so many....A true pioneer. co-founder of Looney Tunes, MGM, Walter Lantz.... need I say more.