George and Junior

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George and Junior
MGM Cartoons character
Red Hot Rangers
First appearanceHenpecked Hoboes
October 26, 1946
Created byTex Avery
Information
SpeciesBears
GenderMale

George and Junior are cartoon characters, two anthropomorphic bears created by Tex Avery for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. All of the George and Junior shorts were directed by Tex Avery in the 1940s. And like Screwy Squirrel, they were killed off after appearing in only four cartoons: Henpecked Hoboes (1946), Hound Hunters (1947), Red Hot Rangers (1947), and Half-Pint Pygmy (1948).[1][2]

The cartoons would usually follow the misadventures of two bears inspired by George and Lennie from John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men:[3] 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.

Appearances[edit]

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.

Cartoons[edit]

# Title Release Date
1 Henpecked Hoboes October 26, 1946
2 Hound Hunters April 12, 1947
3 Red Hot Rangers May 3, 1947
4 Half-Pint Pygmy August 7, 1948
5 Look Out Below April 9, 1995
6 George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular July 23, 1995

Voice actors[edit]

Comics[edit]

List of comics appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death Comes to Homer the Hunter". Blogspot.
  2. ^ (1983), p. 79
  3. ^ "George and Junior". Big Cartoon Database. Retrieved February 2, 2012.

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