Friday, July 28, 2017

Tex Avery Animals



I love these stylized animal designs from Tex Avery's 1954 short film The Farm of Tomorrow.
I don't know who in Avery's unit came up with the designs, but they are terrific caricatures and graphically solid as a rock.
This is what Wikipedia says about the film's plot:

A series of gags showing how much more productive farms would be if farmers started crossbreeding their animals to create weird (but very useful) hybrids. A number of items include,
  • a chicken slot machine
  • sheep with long underwear-like wool
  • corn jumping like Mexican jumping beans
  • cow with a beaver tail

In other words...what's possible today!















7 comments:

  1. Hey Andreas. Poly here, calling you from my vacation. Did you know that Ed Benedict did those animal designs that you posted?

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    1. I did not know that. Thanks very much for letting us know. Enjoy your vacation.

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  2. Hi Andreas - all your emails I have for you are bouncing - would you mind dropping me an email? Thanks, Chris Merritt

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