George and Junior

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George and Junior
Red Hot Rangers
Created by
Written byHeck Allen
Pat Ventura
Directed byTex Avery
Pat Ventura
Voices of
Composer(s)Scott Bradley
Peter Lurye
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes6 shorts
Running time7–8 minutes (per short)
Original releaseHenpecked Hoboes (October 26, 1946 (1946-10-26))

George and Junior is an animated series of animated cartoon short subjects by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer directed by Tex Avery.


The shorts follow the misadventures of two bears inspired by George and Lennie from John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men:[1] George, the short, short-tempered intelligent one (voiced by Dick Nelson) and Junior, the tall, dim-witted one (voiced by Avery himself). 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 so, George delivers a hard kick to his rear end.


  • Henpecked Hoboes (1946)
  • Hound Hunters (1947)
  • Red Hot Rangers (1947)
  • Half-Pint Pygmy (1948)
  • Look Out Below (1995)
  • George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular (1995)



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. 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). Later they would make appearances in Dark Horse Comics with Tex Avery's Wolf and Red and Screwy Squirrel.


  1. ^ "George and Junior". Big Cartoon Database. Retrieved February 2, 2012.

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