Posted: February 01, 2003
Tex goes after Disney
I first saw this in an Animation History Lecture at my "Cartoon College", VanArts (www.vanarts.com). The whole class was unhinged by this Cartoon. we nearly died laughing. Tex Avery is unrelenting with his Symphony of hilarity. One of my favorite Avery cartoons. Animated by in part former Disney animators, who had been trained to do full, luscious animation, its slap in the face of Tex Avery's perception of Disney cartoons is all the more sweet! The fact that the animators had those "fully animated" principles down allowed them to more effectively bring Tex's vision to life. "You have to know the rules in order to break them," is the old ax. And here it is proven true. The laugh value of this short is great. Even greater when you realize that since it was Disney who had the animators trained, Disney that drove Tex nuts, and Disney that drove his own workers away from him. that knowlege made this cartoon much funnier for me.
A little history goes a long way.
The ingenuitive use of Animation principles and the precision posing and timing of the art combined with fun music and hilarious gags made this a favorite for me.
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Posted: August 13, 2002
Overall it's not a great cartoon but I do looooooove the Sinatra part. That sequence alone makes the film.
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