The epitome of animated anti-cuteness, Tex Avery's Screwball Squirrel was a raucous rodent who began his career by mugging the cartoon's eye-batting li'l bunny-wunny narrator. The ascendant Screwy proved so gratingly obnoxious (and uncommercial) that, four outings later, Avery had him affectionately crushed to death by a big dumb bear named Lonesome Lenny. Typically, the squirrel's last act was to brandish a sign inscribed "Sad... More >>>
By photo: Warner Bros.
Friendliest Friend of Earth (left) and big Capracornball