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.


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


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


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


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


–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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