When we think of Tex Avery’s cartoons, his soundtracks don’t instantly spring to mind. But a careful listen to his soundtracks reveals his painstaking approach to comedy, built frame-by-crazy-frame.
Two of the five Kinex shorts I scanned today were tied together story-wise, so I thought it might be fun to post the raw scans for you, fresh from the telecine bakery!
Here are the melodies that inspired much of the “merrie” in the AAP package, syndicated to local television from 1956 through the 1980s.
EDITOR: JERRY BECK
Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is currently on the faculty of Cal Arts in Valencia – teaching animation history. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]