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Tex Avery: The MGM Years, 1942-1955

Canemaker, John

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ISBN 10: 1570362912 / ISBN 13: 9781570362910
Published by Turner Pub, 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1st edition, dust jacket in brodart wraps. light edge wear, age toning to edges of dust jacket. corner wear to boards. one scratch at upper edge of spine. text is unmarked. binding tight. additional postage required for international orders. Bookseller Inventory # 035908

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Title: Tex Avery: The MGM Years, 1942-1955

Publisher: Turner Pub

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Walt Disney's animation strove to duplicate reality, but Tex Avery's steered clear of the limitations of lifelike action, and today's cartoons owe far more to Avery's over-the-top style than to Disney's staidness. Since his 1980 death, Avery has been getting his belated critical due, culminating in this lavish art book. Avery was instrumental in developing Bugs Bunny and the other Warner Brothers cartoon stars, but this retrospective focuses on his artistic pinnacle at MGM in the 1940s and 1950s. There, his vivid comic imagination flowered in maniacally paced masterpieces full of wild gags and zany characters. Welcomely light on text--though Canemaker's commentary is informed and insightful--the volume is loaded with well-reproduced animation cels, storyboards, and other artwork. So classy a tribute to an anarchic, rowdy artist like Avery may seem somehow inappropriate, but with producers of crude made-for-TV-cartoons like Hanna-Barbera getting coffee-table treatment these days, heck, Avery deserves a banquet-table tome. Gordon Flagg

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