List of films directed by Tex Avery

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Tex Avery was an American animator, cartoonist, voice actor and director. He became famous for producing animated cartoons during the Golden age of American animation and produced his most significant work while employed by the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. He created the characters of Daffy Duck in Porky's Duck Hunt (1937), Elmer Fudd in Egghead Rides Again (1937), Bugs Bunny in A Wild Hare (1940), Cecil Turtle in Tortoise Beats Hare (1941), Droopy in Dumb-Hounded (1943), Screwy Squirrel in Screwball Squirrel (1944), George and Junior in Henpecked Hoboes (1946), Spike/Butch the bulldog (Tex Avery's version) in Bad Luck Blackie (1949), and Smedley Dog in I'm Cold (1954). He would develop the characters of Porky Pig from the Warner Bros. studio and Chilly Willy from the Walter Lantz Studio into the personas for which they are best remembered.

Avery first began his animation career at the Walter Lantz studio in the early 1930s, working on the majority of the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons from 1931-35. He is shown as 'animator' on the original title card credits on the Oswald cartoons. He later claimed to have directed two cartoons during this time. By 1942, Avery was in the employ of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, working in their cartoon division under the supervision of Fred Quimby. At MGM, Avery's creativity reached its peak. A burnt-out Avery left MGM in 1953 to return to the Walter Lantz studio. Avery's return to the Lantz studio did not last long. He directed four cartoons in 1954-1955: the one-shots Crazy Mixed-Up Pup and Shh-h-h-h-h, and I'm Cold and The Legend of Rockabye Point, in which he defined the character of Chilly Willy the penguin.

List of films directed or co-directed by Tex Avery[edit]

Warner Bros.[edit]

As from 1935 - 1942, Tex Avery has directed some Warner Bros. Cartoons on Fridays to release through Warner Home Video on DVD.

Title Year Notes Ref(s).
Gold Diggers of '49 1935 In black and white. First cartoon by Tex Avery
Plane Dippy 1936 In black and white
Page Miss Glory 1936 First color cartoon by Tex Avery
The Blow Out 1936 In black and white
I'd Love to Take Orders from You 1936
I Love to Singa 1936
Porky the Rain Maker 1936 In black and white
The Village Smithy 1936 In black and white
Milk and Money 1936 In black and white
Don't Look Now 1936
Porky the Wrestler 1937 In black and white
Picador Porky 1937 In black and white. First cartoon to have voices by Mel Blanc
I Only Have Eyes for You 1937
Porky's Duck Hunt 1937 In black and white. First appearance of the character Daffy Duck

First cartoon when Mel Blanc does the voice of Porky Pig

Uncle Tom's Bungalow 1937 Part of the Censored Eleven
Ain't We Got Fun 1937
Egghead Rides Again 1937 First appearance of the character Elmer Fudd as Egghead
A Sunbonnet Blue 1937
Porky's Garden 1937 In black and white. Also in the public domain
I Wanna Be a Sailor 1937 In the public domain
Little Red Walking Hood 1937
Daffy Duck & Egghead 1938
The Sneezing Weasel 1938
The Penguin Parade 1938
The Isle of Pingo Pongo 1938 Part of the Censored Eleven
Cinderella Meets Fella 1938
A Feud There Was 1938 First cartoon in which the name Elmer Fudd was employed
Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas 1938
Daffy Duck in Hollywood 1938 Final Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Tex Avery
The Mice Will Play 1938
Hamateur Night 1939 In the public domain
A Day at the Zoo 1939 In the public domain
Thugs with Dirty Mugs 1939
Believe It or Else 1939
Dangerous Dan McFoo 1939
Detouring America 1939
Land of the Midnight Fun 1939
Fresh Fish 1939
Screwball Football 1939
The Early Worm Gets the Bird 1940 In the public domain
Cross-Country Detours 1940
The Bear's Tale 1940
A Gander at Mother Goose 1940
Circus Today 1940
A Wild Hare 1940 First appearance of the character Bugs Bunny
Ceiling Hero 1940
Wacky Wild Life 1940
Of Fox and Hounds 1940
Holiday Highlights 1940
The Crackpot Quail 1941
The Haunted Mouse 1941 In the public domain
Tortoise Beats Hare 1941 First appearance of the character Cecil Turtle
Hollywood Steps Out 1941 In the public domain
Porky's Preview 1941 In black and white. Also in the public domain

Final Porky Pig cartoon directed by Tex Avery

The Heckling Hare 1941
Aviation Vacation 1941
All This and Rabbit Stew 1941 Part of the Censored Eleven and the only cartoon in the Censored Eleven to have a recurring character (Bugs Bunny)

Final Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Tex Avery until he started directing Kool Aid ads in the 1960s. Also in the public domain

The Bug Parade 1941 Final cartoon directed by Tex Avery that he completed by himself
The Cagey Canary 1941 Planned, but completed by Bob Clampett
Aloha Hooey 1942 Planned, but completed by Bob Clampett
Crazy Cruise 1942 Planned, but completed by Bob Clampett

Paramount[edit]

All shorts are in live action and in black and white.

Title Year Notes Ref(s).
Down on the Farm 1944
Speaking of Animals Down in a Pet Shop 1941
Speaking of Animals Down in the Zoo 1941

MGM[edit]

In 1942, Tex Avery directed MGM Cartoons. The first one was Blitz Wolf. He retired in 1957 after directing Cat's Meow the remake of Ventriloquist Cat from 1950.

Title Year Notes Ref(s).
Blitz Wolf 1942
The Early Bird Dood It! 1942
Dumb-Hounded 1943 First appearance of the character Droopy
Red Hot Riding Hood 1943
Who Killed Who? 1943
One Ham's Family 1943
What's Buzzin' Buzzard 1943
Screwball Squirrel 1944 First appearance of the character Screwy Squirrel
Batty Baseball 1944
Happy-Go-Nutty 1944
Big Heel-Watha 1944
The Screwy Truant 1945
The Shooting of Dan McGoo 1945
Jerky Turkey 1945 In the public domain
Swing Shift Cinderella 1945
Wild and Woolfy 1945
Lonesome Lenny 1946
The Hick Chick 1946
Northwest Hounded Police 1946
Henpecked Hoboes 1946 First appearance of the character George and Junior
Hound Hunters 1947
Red Hot Rangers 1947
Uncle Tom's Cabaña 1947
Slap Happy Lion 1947
King-Size Canary 1947
What Price Fleadom 1948
Little 'Tinker 1948
Half-Pint Pygmy 1948
Lucky Ducky 1948
The Cat That Hated People 1948
Bad Luck Blackie 1949 First appearance of the character Spike/Butch the bulldog (Tex Avery's version)
Señor Droopy 1949
The House of Tomorrow 1949
Doggone Tired 1949 In the public domain
Wags to Riches 1949
Little Rural Riding Hood 1949
Out-Foxed 1949
The Counterfeit Cat 1949
Ventriloquist Cat 1950
The Cuckoo Clock 1950
Garden Gopher 1950
The Chump Champ 1950
The Peachy Cobbler 1950 Photo backgrounds
Cock-a-Doodle Dog 1951
Daredevil Droopy 1951
Droopy's Good Deed 1951
Symphony in Slang 1951
Car of Tomorrow 1951
Droopy's Double Trouble 1951
Magical Maestro 1952
One Cab's Family 1952
Rock-a-Bye Bear 1952
Little Johnny Jet 1953
T.V. of Tomorrow 1953
The Three Little Pups 1953 Final live-action/animated cartoon
Drag-a-Long Droopy 1954
Billy Boy 1954
Homesteader Droopy 1954
The Farm of Tomorrow 1954
The Flea Circus 1954
Dixieland Droopy 1954
Field and Scream 1955
The First Bad Man 1955
Deputy Droopy 1955
Cellbound 1955
Millionaire Droopy 1956 Cinemascope remake of Wags to Riches (1949)
Cat's Meow 1957 Cinemascope remake of Ventriloquist Cat (1950)

Final cartoon directed by Tex Avery, he will go to do ads for most of his remaining years before passing away during

early pre production of The Kwicky Koala Show in 1980 of which Tex Avery created

Walter Lantz[edit]

Title Year Notes Ref(s).
Crazy Mixed Up Pup 1954
I'm Cold 1954 First appearance of the character Smedley Dog
The Legend of Rockabye Point 1955
Sh-h-h-h-h-h 1955