Category Archives: Posts by Gary Lucas

Max Fleischer Universe: Swing You Sinners

Born July 19, 1883 Max Fleischer… As I write this blog on the very day that would have been MAX FLEISCHER’S 133rd birthday (Max was born in Krakow on July 19th 1883) I am here to sing the praises of … Continue reading

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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: Master Illustrators at Work

The Breathtaking Backgrounds of Max Fleischer…  I never fail to find something new and breathtaking in the backgrounds of Max Fleischer’s delightfully surrealistic and highly askew cartoon worldview. From the rubbery, curvilinear city scene backgrounds that inspired the likes of … 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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