September 08, 2007

TEX AVERY'S TOMORROW

I was very pleased to recently discover all four of Tex Avery's "...of Tomorrow" series of cartoons on YouTube which consists of several of my all time favorite shorts. Some of the humor is eye-rollingly stale, but the mid-century aesthetic, the retro future, the soothing narrator, the masterful animation, and the rapid-fire sight gags still make these toons extremely watchable. As a kid I waded through countless hours of Tom and Jerry to get a glimpse of these as well as Avery's other unique creations that didn't rely on animated star power (i. e. One Cab's Family, The Cat that Hated People, etc.). Enjoy...

House of Tomorrow (1949)


Car of Tomorrow (1951)


T.V. of Tomorrow (1953)


Farm of Tomorrow (1954)

7 comments:

David said...

I too love these Tex Avery cartoons.

Tex is my favorite cartoon director, and I recently bought his Droopy collection. I hope they'll eventually put the entire MGM Tex Avery catalog on DVD.

Kirk D. said...

You said it David. There is a hole in this world shaped like Tex Avery DVDs.

Jay Cam said...

i saw all of those a long time ago!
brings back memories...
:)

kylehenryart said...

hey kirk. one of my favorites. i like the element of danger added by placing the tennis court on the second story with no railing.

Kirk D. said...

Glad they brought back memories jay.

Hey Kyle good to hear from you. Heh, good point about the court. If you fall some trampolines would probably pop out anyway.

docweasel said...

Looking at the trunk design, I'm thinking that "Ladies' Car" would probably get rear-ended a lot :p

Boss Hospital said...

Great stuff! Tex was the funniest director with the best gags.