There were several masters of animation during Hollywood's golden era. Of the top two geniuses, one created elaborate fairy tales This set will delight young and old - and will amaze a new generation ready to laugh again. - JERRY BECK, Animation Historian and ornate feature-length fantasias - the other guy was Tex Avery. He just wanted to make you laugh. Having already been integrally involved in the development of Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny for Warner Bros., Avery moved to M-G-M in 1941 to create a set of comedy masterpieces that defined a new slapstick style for animation, inspiring cartoonists, comedians and filmmakers for decades to come. Avery's unit at Metro Goldwyn Mayer was all about breaking the fourth wall, shattering expectations and making audiences fall down with laughter. His one-shot masterpieces, including Bad Luck Blackie, Red Hot Riding Hood and Symphony in Slang, have proven themselves pure gold. And continuing characters like Droopy, Screwball Squirrel and George & Junior - not to mention Spike, Red and The Wolf -remain unforgettable comic personas among the top rank of cartoondom. Avery's cartoons were ahead of their time - and their time has come. The restored Technicolor shorts in this first collection feel fresh and new, and are funnier than ever.