Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Happy 100-th birthday to the King of Cartoons!

I already wanted to make a post about this cartoon earlier in the month, but today seems to be a good occasion to do it. SH-H-H-H-H-H is Tex Avery's last theatrical cartoon, produced during his brief return to Walter Lantz studio, where he began his career 25 years earlier, working on Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Despite the low budgets, inferior animators and soundtrack (compared to his MGM films), Avery created an extraordinary and slightly disturbing cartoon. At the same time, it's for me a very sad cartoon to watch, because it gives me the similar feeling like listening to the last Beatles recordings - it marks the end of the brilliant and groundbreaking career that finished prematurely.

Enjoy these screenshots from SH-H-H-H-H-H, the final statement from one of the greatest and most innovative artists of the 20th century.
Happy Birthday Tex, and thank you for the legacy of laughter!

Here are the other Tex Avery cartoons featured on this blog so far (with promise of much more to come next month):

  • Miss Glory (1936)
  • The Isle of Pingo Pongo (1937)
  • The Little Red Walking Hood (1937)
  • All This and Rabbit Stew (1941)
  • Crazy Cruise (1942)
  • Blitz Wolf (1942)
  • Screwball Squirrel (1944)
  • Garden Gopher (1950)
  • Droopy DVD collection

    And take a look at this nice tribute to Tex by David Germain:
    David Germain's tribute to Tex Avery
    David made a funny comic that features Avery (and the other two of the greatest cartoon directors), and also set up a wonderful collection of links to the large quantity of complete Tex Avery cartoons. Don't miss it!


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