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Tex is a CGI animated flying robot mechanic character who, while not created for a Pixar feature or short film, was created by John Lasseter for the THX sound system by Lucasfilm, which is currently owned by Razer. THX had partnered with, as well as certified films released by Pixar from 1996 through 2006. He appeared in some THX trailers. The first one was introduced with the theatrical release of Independence Day on July 3, 1996 - which sees him repairing the THX logo after it becomes misaligned and stops hovering in midair. A second trailer was released in 1997 with the opening of Alien Resurrection. This was followed by a third trailer in 2006 preceding theatrical showings of Cars. Tex also makes a minor appearance in the 2019 "Genesis" trailer made to celebrate THX's 35th anniversary. There is a cameo on a billboard in this trailer. Furthermore, he reappeared in the 2020 "Tex VS The Robot" trailer. These were the only trailers since the first that did not precede a specific Pixar film in theatrical showings. While he doesn't have any comprehensible dialogue, his occasional grunts and mumbles were provided by Lasseter.




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