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Also Known As: Frederick Bean Avery Died: August 26, 1980
Born: February 26, 1908 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: animator, director

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Influential figure who directed some of Hollywood's finest animated films of the 1940s and 50s, creating such memorable characters as Chilly-Willy the penguin and Droopy the dog. Avery's cartoons--often scripted by Heck Allen--offered a slightly more absurd and anarchic alternative to the work of his contemporaries Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng.

Influential figure who directed some of Hollywood's finest animated films of the 1940s and 50s, creating such memorable characters as Chilly-Willy the penguin and Droopy the dog. Avery's cartoons--often scripted by Heck Allen--offered a slightly more absurd and anarchic alternative to the work of his contemporaries Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Porky Pig in Hollywood (1986) Director
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  Uncensored Cartoons (1981) Director
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  Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years (1990) Segment Director (Classic Warner Bros Animation)

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 Hamateur Night (1939)
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Began career working with Charles Mintz at Columbia in the 1920s
1930:
Worked as animator for Walter Lantz at Universal
1936:
Began directing at Warner Bros.
1937:
Directed "Porky's Duck Hunt" which introduced the character of Daffy Duck
1940:
Helmed one of the first Bugs Bunny shorts, "A Wild Hare"
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Moved to MGM
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Education

Art Institute of Chicago: -

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