Tex Avery, considered the father of screwball animation, was one of the most influential animators of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Creator of such classic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, he directed many cartoons for Warner Bros., MGM, and Walter Lantz Productions and was nominated for six Academy Awards.
Avery did much of his groundbreaking work in Hollywood, running the famous "Termite Terrace" animation studio. There, with a team that included fellow innovators Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett, Avery developed an animation style based on the idea that the artist could do anything in a cartoon and didn't need to base it in reality. Although Avery was blind in one eye, he did not let it hold him back. Known for his inventiveness and comic timing, he forged a legacy that influences animators today.
Tex Avery: Hollywood's Master of Screwball Cartoons illustrates this animation pioneer's life, his inspiration, and his lasting effect on the animation world.
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What I loved best about Tex Avery was his humility. I really enjoyed how this audiobook went all the way back to his beginnings in Taylor, Texas. I learned a lot about Tex Avery but something that really stood out was that he was a lineal descendent of both Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone. Tex made "What's up Doc" a standard salutaion in the mainstream of society.
I don't know of any other books I would compare this one to other than the other Legends of Animation Series books.
His performance was fine. He kept a steady pace and was easy to understand. I enjoyed his work very much.
If I were to make a film of this book, the tag line would be the title. "Tex Avery: Hollywood's Master of Screwball Cartoons".
I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.
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