Tex Avery’s “Reginald Fox”

He’s an obscure character but a memorable one, appearing just once in Tex Avery’s 1949 cartoon, “Out-Foxed.” Reginald Fox is stereotypically a sophisticated Brit, speaking with an accent, wearing a monocle, and drinking tea throughout the production.

You just gotta love a fox who reads Fox News, and reassures his audience that they needn’t fear for his safety, because he is, after all, a fox. Very nonchalant even when pursued by hounds promised steaks for his capture, Reginald turns their ploys against them in a mocking manner reminiscent of Bugs Bunny.

Although a Droopy Dog cartoon, it’s Reginald who dominates the film, entering into an alliance with Droopy that becomes mutually advantageous with all enjoying steaks as the “captured” fox clan sings Droopy a rousing chorus of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.”

The moral of our story is that few things age as well as a Tex Avery cartoon… 🦊

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One Comment on “Tex Avery’s “Reginald Fox””

  1. carycomic Says:

    Reginald was clearly patterned after Ronald Colman. The actor who played the sly and dashing Rudolf Rassendyll in the 1930’s talkie version of “The Prisoner of Zenda.”

    That climactic fencing duel with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is one of my Top 10 Favorite Silver Screen Sword Fights of all time!

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