George and Junior was a short-lived cartoon series by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1940s directed by Tex Avery. The shorts followed the misadventures of two bears based on George and Lennie from John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men: George, the short, short-tempered intelligent one (voiced by Frank Graham) and Junior, the tall, dim-witted one (voiced by Avery himself). The characters' looks and voices were altered for their fourth appearance. Later they were brought back to life by Pat Ventura on the Hanna-Barbera anthology franchise What-A-Cartoon! in the 1990s voiced by John Rubinow and Tony Pope. George would usually come up with a plan to fix their current situation, Junior would accidentally mess it up somehow resulting with an angry George saying "Bend over, Junior", and, when Junior does it, George delivers a hard kick to his rear end. A grey-purple version of George made a cameo appearance in a headshot during the final scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (the octopus from Half-Pint Pygmy also made a cameo as the bartender at The Ink and Paint Club).