Monday, 15 September 2014

Another Sign of Tex Avery

It doesn’t take long for a sign gag to appear in Tex Avery’s early cartoons at MGM. Here’s an example in “Who Killed Who?” Tex sets up the mystery with some lovely night-time bluish backgrounds by Johnny Johnsen.

And then the camera pans over to a typical Avery sign.

There are no animation credits, but there’s no reason not to be believe Avery’s crew was Spence-Blair-Abrams-Love, with someone else handling effects.