Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tex Avery - Essay introduction

Tex Avery
Fredrick Bean “Tex” Avery was born in Texas on the 26th February 1908, under the tutelage of Walter Lantz Avery he became fluent in the animation process, producing in-house story-boards for Lantz’s studio. In 1935, Avery went on to Warner Bros studio where he created legendary characters including, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Droopy and Porky Pig. This essay will explore the design of Avery’s more popular characters, investigating the inspiration behind them and their influence on more recent animation. While covering Tex Avery’s social and economical background to derive an understanding of the animators ‘ character influences, this work will also look at the external social and political influences which governed at that time. Drawing on references from Tex Avery’s Blitz Wolf, The Tex Avery Story, Cartoon Wiki Tex Avery, and many other internet review sites this piece will conclude with a timeline of his work, along with their influences.

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