Happy Birthday Tex

27 Feb

Tex would’ve been 99 today. Here’s a model sheet of Tex himself and a clip from Rock-a-bye Bear, one of the funniest cartoons I’ve ever seen.

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7 Responses to “Happy Birthday Tex”

  1. Anonymous February 27, 2007 at 5:05 am #

    CLASSIC! “You deef or somethin’!” QUIET!!!!!!! This certainly is a cartoon classic and it’s still fresh in my head. Cartoons like this are timeless.

  2. michael ringwood February 27, 2007 at 5:51 am #

    An amazing cartoon classic for sure. It was simply great coming across it again. Hey! you can also drop into my blog on < HREF="http://birthdayecards.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow"> birthday ecards<> for some beautiful e-greeting cards and other interesting info.

  3. the spectre February 27, 2007 at 2:27 pm #

    Did Tex draw the model sheet himself?

  4. Kevin Langley February 27, 2007 at 3:15 pm #

    Yes, Tex did draw it himself. I posted a Chilly Willy model sheet he drew and some story sketches from “The Legend of Rockabye Point” back in Septmeber.

  5. Thad K February 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm #

    The way the whole room shakes precisely on each of Joe Bear’s steps as he storms out of the room yelling “AND IT BETTER BE PLENTY QUIET ‘ROUND HERE!” is one of the things that separates good from great animation.

  6. Mike Matei March 2, 2007 at 12:34 am #

    is there a good collection of tex avery cartoons on dvd?

  7. Kevin Langley March 2, 2007 at 3:41 am #

    A Droopy set is coming out in May. Hopefully they’ll be some nice extras on it too.

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