A narrator takes us on a tour of the dream house of the future, and its many innovative appliances. —IMDb
A descendant of both Daniel Boone and Judge Roy Bean, Fred “Tex” Avery enjoyed on-the-job art training when he was assigned to illustrate his high school annual (“The only guy there who could handle a pencil”) Avery left his home in Dallas to take a three-month course at the Chicago Art Institute, then headed for Hollywood, to look for work in the animation field. Contrary to previously published reports, Avery did not get his start at Terrytoons or Van Beuren, instead, he “met a fella who knew a girl” in charge of inking and painting at the Walter Lantz Studio.
From 1929 to 1934, Avery animated scenes for other directors, and also dabbled in gag writing. Seeking out a better-paying job, Avery wangled a job with Warner Bros. animation producer Leon Schlesinger after convincing Schlesinger that he’d directed two cartoons at Lantz. He hadn’t, but that didn’t stop Schlesinger from appointing Avery head of his own unit at “Termite Terrace,” populated with such animation wizards as… read more