Though he died in 1980, Tex Avery carries a legacy that is difficult to dispute. Even if you don’t know whom he is, he’s inspired the cartoons you know and love in some fashion. From Tiny Toon Adventures to Spongebob Squarepants to Ren & Stimpy, the pool is wide and deep. I know him best from the Red Hot Riding Hood short, albeit vaguely from early Saturday morning TV sessions.
The people of his hometown of Taylor, Texas have marked February 22, 2014, as Tex Avery Day on the calendar.
The festivities will take place at the Howard Theatre, and the event will feature the dedication of a Texas State Historical Marker in Avery’s honor, as well as guest speakers, screenings of his cartoons, and a Tex Avery portrait unveiling.
(Source: Cartoon Brew)