Tex Avery – "The Screwy Truant"

10 May

This is without a doubt one of my all-time favorite cartoons, definetly in my top five. Screwy’s design isn’t as slick as in his earlier shorts but it’s very fitting. I can only assume it’s closer to Avery’s own drawing style than say Louis Schmitt’s or Claude Smith’s designs for Avery’s unit. I still can’t for the life of me understand why more people don’t really like Screwy that much. The scene where the truant officer blows out a foot is hilarious. Perfectly animated. Enjoy!

Oh, I finally got around to adding some labels to most of my posts so it should be easy to sort through all this stuff.

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13 Responses to “Tex Avery – "The Screwy Truant"”

  1. Anonymous May 11, 2007 at 7:42 am #

    I agree that was a masterpiece.

  2. Anonymous May 11, 2007 at 3:33 pm #

    Why does the vid end after Meathead says “why was’nt you in school?” We never get to see the end(Not that I don’t have this on DVD)But I agree, this is a masterpeice.

  3. Kevin Langley May 11, 2007 at 4:38 pm #

    Really? I must’ve accidentally cut it when I encoded it. I’ll redo it and post again.

  4. Brett W. Thompson May 12, 2007 at 6:06 am #

    Woo!! Great post! 😀

  5. Severin May 12, 2007 at 11:44 pm #

    You’re not alone, fellow Screwy fan. I actually enjoy him more than Bugs or Daffy.

  6. Anonymous May 12, 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    This is great. More Screwy Squirrel PLEASE! He beats bugs by a long shot!

  7. Kevin Langley May 13, 2007 at 3:19 am #

    Hooray, I’m not alone of this one. I’ll post the other Screwy shorts real soon then.

  8. WIL May 15, 2007 at 4:14 pm #

    I, too, am a Screwy fan! Thanks for posting this (and all the others).

  9. Anonymous May 15, 2007 at 4:42 pm #

    This is probaly the 2nd best of the Screwy Squirrel shorts. (#1 is defintely Happy Go Nutty)

  10. Anonymous May 15, 2007 at 10:55 pm #

    Was it true that Tex Avery hated Screwy Squirrel? Or is that just a rumor?

  11. ryan May 16, 2007 at 12:03 am #

    i’ve loved screwy squirrel ever since i was six.

  12. Kevin Langley May 16, 2007 at 12:45 am #

    I don’t remember if Tex said he hated him or not but I do remember reading him say that he didn’t think he was funny.

  13. Zane June 28, 2007 at 4:15 am #

    Screwy was always my favorite, right up there with early Daffy Duck.

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