Mini Tribute: Max Fleischer

Born July 19, 1883 Animation Pioneer Max Fleischer!

Max Fleischer was a pioneer in the field of animation. Not only did he produce some of the most beloved cartoons of the era — Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye and Superman —  he also invented innovative animation techniques including Rotoscoping and ‘Follow the Bouncing Ball’. During its hey-day, his studio (Fleischer Studios Inc) was the most significant competitor to Walt Disney Productions.

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Max Fleischer with Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye and Olive OylMax Fleischer with some of his most well-known characters: Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye and Olive Oyl

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Max Fleischer animation invention RotoscopeMax Fleischer invented the Rotoscope and the Rotoscoping animation technique (tracing frames of live action film, patent 1917) for his Out of the Inkwell series

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Max Fleischer Follow the Bouncing BallMax Fleischer invented the “follow the bouncing ball” animation technique for his 1924 Song Car-Tunes singalong cartoon shorts

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I'm Popeye the Sailor Man Follow the Bouncing Ball“I’m Popeye the Sailor Man”  🙂

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

 

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One Response to Mini Tribute: Max Fleischer

  1. ajwrites57 says:

    I love Popeye! I love Popeye! Amazing creativity. Nice tribute, Annmarie Gatti and Classic Movie Hub!

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