Bad Luck Blackie is a animated cartoon produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The Tex Avery-directed short was voted the 15th-best cartoon of all-time in a poll of 1, animation industry professionals, as referenced in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons. The title is a play on Boston Blackie, a popular radio showDirected by: Tex Avery. Apr 23, · A kitten who is being tormented by a bulldog seeks services from Bad Luck Blackie, who seeks to make bad things happen to the dog just by crossing its path. Music. Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable) Fred Quimby: Producer.