Disney's Goofy director Jack Kinney was my penpal for years and once told me that Joe Barbera had contacted him and Tex Avery to come out of retirement and work as a team for him. Jack wrote, "I like to start a cartoon calmly, pick up in the middle and have the last 30 feet frantic. When I told Joe this he said, 'I want you to start out frantic and go on from there.'
So Tex and I said, 'No thank you.'"
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Jack Kinney, Tex Avery and Joe Barbera
Børge Ring, creator of Anna and Bella, was good enough to send me this anecdote, the story of a missed opportunity: