Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tex Avery - "What's Buzzin' Buzzard?"

Here's one of my favorite model sheets from one of my favorite cartoons, "What's Buzzin' Buzzard?" This one was one of Fred Quimby's least favorite of Tex's cartoons. Even after it was selected for preservation in the Library Of Congress. At least Tex had an easy way to gauge if he made a good cartoon or not. If Quimby hated it or didn't think it was funny, it was good. Enjoy this wonderfully violent cartoon.


Thad K said...

Ooo, nice modelsheet. I haven't seen that one before.

I've loved this cartoon since I was a child. The Ed Love scene with the Durante buzzard in the stew pot biting his own leg is hilariously timed.

Even the continuity error with Joe turning from chased to chaser doesn't bother me.


Masked Stinker said...

Only Tex could do a subject about two character trying to eat each other and make it absolutely hilarious.

Where are all these Avery model sheets coming from?

Kevin Langley said...

This model sheet is from Tex Avery:Les Dessins by Patrick Brion, who also wrote Tom and Jerry: The Definitive Guide to Their Adventures. I highly recommend both. Les Dessins is just some model sheets and mostly layouts.

Jorge Garrido said...

At least Quimby had the integrity to still think it was a crappy cartoon even though it had been recognized as greta art (which it is, but apparently Setlezer cahnged his toon about Tweetie Pie after he got Friz's Oscar for it. Seems a tad hypocritical)

Brett W. Thompson said...

Nice post!! Model sheets are always fascinating, and this is a particularly interesting one I think.

Thank you! :)

Aggie said...

*giggles* That was a great cartoon! I loved every second of it! Funny ending as well.. I really wish more of this stuff was made today!