Tex Avery  

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"Tex Avery's cartoons originated on film in the 1930s and 1940s, but millions more know his famous characters from Saturday morning cartoons replayed during the 1970s: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc. Another Looney Tunes animator, Robert Clampett, was renowned for his surreal style in both story and visuals. Especially notable are The Great Piggy Bank Robbery and Porky in Wackyland. The Chicago Surrealist Group, in particular, has done a great deal of work on the Surrealist nature of the Looney Tunes cartoons."--Sholem Stein

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Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator and director, known for producing and directing animated cartoons during the golden age of American animation. His most significant work was for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, where he was crucial in the creation and evolution of famous animated characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, The Wolf, Red Hot Riding Hood and George and Junior.

He gained influence for his technical innovation, directorial style and brand of humor. Avery's attitude toward animation was opposite that of Walt Disney and other conventional family cartoons at the time. Avery's cartoons were known for their sarcastic, ironic, absurdist, irreverent, and sometimes sexual tone in nature. Avery's cartoon focused on sight gags, surrealist humor, rapid pacing, racial stereotypes and violent humor, with wacky characters that broke the fourth wall.

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