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:
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.'"

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