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The Screwy Genius of Tex Avery

“Animation is the art of timing, a truth applicable as well to all motion pictures. And the most brilliant masters of timing were usually comedians: Keaton, Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Langdon–and Fred ‘Tex’ Avery.” –Chuck Jones, in the introduction to John Canemaker’s 1996 book Tex Avery: The MGM Years, 1942-1955 Tex Avery’s name looms large…