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AMPAS Hosting Birthday Honors for Avery and Maltese

This year marks the one hundredth birthdays of Tex Avery and Michael Maltese, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will mark the occasion on March 24 with “Putting Looney in the Toons,” Variety reports.

The tribute will highlight Avery’s and Maltese’s cartoons; recorded interviews with Joe Adamson will also be played. A panel including Brenda Maltese Moulthrop, Martha Sigall, Jerry Eisenberg and Don Jurwich will also be on hand.

The event will be held at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.

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