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Max Fleischer: 1883-1972 More “free-wheeling” style than the formula at Disney, focused more on gags Man of Inventions Sound, 1924 Experimented with sound.

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2 Max Fleischer: More “free-wheeling” style than the formula at Disney, focused more on gags Man of Inventions Sound, 1924 Experimented with sound cartoons four years before Disney’s Steamboat Willie comes out in 1928 Betty Boop, 1930 Considered First Cartoon Sex Symbol, Actress sues Fleischer claiming he stole her looks and vocal style: Actress loses case Three Dimensional Backgrounds New invention using true 3D backgrounds (cels photographed in front of giant turntable containing 3D objects) -

3 Rotoscoping Invented in 1915, by Max Fleischer Creating animated elements by tracing over live-action footage Most often used to composite modified animation as layers over other elements (debuted in film Perpetual Motion, Max’s brother, Dave, performed the clown animation, film was traced to create animation ) Special Film Effects Worked on adding shadows, unique camera angles, special effects, more action in animated films Bouncing ball over sing-a-long lyrics Developed the small white bouncing ball that moves over sing –a-long songs on television programs.

4 Screening Sound & Bouncing Ball (documentary segment, leischerbound_m03.rm)), Max Fleischer, 1926 Betty Boop (documentary segment, earlybetty_m03.rm), Fleischer Studios, 1930 Betty Boop Boop a Doop Popeye Meets Sinbad, Fleischer Studios, 1936 Debut 3D background turn table This was the longest cartoon made at that time (17 minutes long) in 1936 (one of 50 best cartoons) Gulliver’s Travels (theatrical trailer), 1939 Fleischer’s first full length feature animated film Utilized Rotoscope technique on main actor Popeye was originally slated to be used as Gulliver, but instead they chose to Rotoscope the character

5 Screening Superman, Fleischer Studios, 1941 (top 50 cartoons) employed shadows, special effects, unique camera angles, lots of action To learn more see DVD: Making of a Popeye Cartoon, (Popeye Original Classics, Bonus Features), 1938


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