Author Archives: Gary Lucas

Max Fleischer Universe: Brother Dave Fleischer

Dave Fleischer, the Creative Soul of the Fleischer Studios…   In addressing the phenomenon of legendary Max Fleischer and his pioneering animation empire, it is hard not to give the biggest of props to Max’s younger brother Dave – the listed director … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop’s “Little Pal”

  Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop’s “Little Pal” (1934, d. Dave Fleischer) I am here to sing the praises of Max Fleischer’s September 1934 animation gem “Betty Boop’s Little Pal”, which introduced the character of Pudgy the Pup. Pudgy, like … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop

Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop I fell in love with Betty Boop upon first seeing her cartoons at Yale, when I was a director of the Yale Film Society from 1971-74. Betty Boop in Mysterious Mose (1930) I started a … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: A Clean Shaven Man

Max Fleischer Universe: A Clean Shaven Man The Max Fleischer universe is something I felt strangely at home in from my very first glimpse of his pioneering animation work, as a little shaver watching local Syracuse tv personality Salty Sam’s … Continue reading

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