When Tex Avery arrives at the M.G.M.'s animation department in 1942, he has already provided the
realization (the supervision as Hollywood said) of more than sixty cartoons for
Frederic Bean Avery was born in Texas on February 26, 1908.
From 1928, he learns the basis in the Universal's animation department whose
was directed by Walter Lantz.
In 1935, Avery joined Warner and a group of psychopaths whose hampered Leon Schlesinger,
who had in charge the production of the series Merries Melodies (colors) and
Looney Tunes (in black and white): Chuck Jones, Bob
Clampett and Bob Cannon. With Virgil Ross and Sid Sutherland, they
form the Termit Terrace's famous team, who gives birth to Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and, of course,
"When Avery arrived at Warner's studio, he was very impatient to
use insane and sexy gags" said Bob Clampett. The humour of
Avery is somewhat attached during its first Warner's years. But, gradually, a extremely personal style begin to impregnate his
cartoons, without reaching for as much the nodes of M.G.M.'s period. Afterwards, Tex
Avery does not hesitate to revisit characters, topics or gags.
After a conflict of interest with Schlesinger, Frederic Avery
leaves Warner in 1942 and joined the animation department of the
M.G.M. to become Tex Avery.