Monday, December 19, 2011

Vintage Tex Avery

"Who Killed Who?" Notable for being one of the few times when Tex Avery actually did voice duty (as Santa Claus, no less!) And you thought all Tex Avery did was silly sex stories between leggy showgirls and lustful wolves!

Everybody either forgets Avery today, or only remembers him as the creator of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. A select few in the cult following know him for Droopy and the wolves. But really, Avery was at his best when he was doing stand-alone stories, where he didn't have to stay boxed into one character's frame. Here he is again in 1949 with "The House of Tomorrow":

And just one year earlier in 1948 with "The Cat Who Hated People":

Yeah, still relevant today, isn't it?