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Inkwell / Fleischer Studios

A Little Soap and Water

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer Adolph Zukor Dave Copeland

Release Date: 21/06/1935

"Betty Boop tries to give her dog, Pudgy, a bath, but Pudgy has other ideas."

Ann “Little” Rothschild

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"Ann L. Rothschild, better known as Little Ann Little, started in show business in 1925 as a part of the Greenwich Village Follies. In the early 1930s, she auditioned for the part of a new cartoon character at Fleischer Studios. Impressed by her high-..."

Bedtime

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer,Alfred Weiss

Release Date: 01/12/1923

"Max Fleischer leaves his creation Koko the Clown stranded on a mountain top so he can get some sleep. Koko gets off the mountain and searches for Fleischer, terrorizing New York (he's grown in size at this point) in the process. The very interesting ..."

Betty Boop for President

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer

Release Date: 04/11/1932

"Betty Boop runs a wildly popular presidential campaign against the despised Mr. Nobody."

Dave Fleischer

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"First generation American Jew who grew up in Manhattan. His father had emigrated from Austria in the late 1880’s. He and his brother, Max, distributed their Out of the Inkwell Series by themselves in mid-1921. Sometime in 1922 they signed with dist..."

Dick Huemer

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"An animator during the golden age of animation, Huemer worked for the Disney organization from 1933-1973, an impressive 50 years. Alongside his working partner Joe Grant, Huemer helped create some of the most compelling and memorable animations durin..."

Emanuel (Mannie) Davis

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"Davis began his career in 1918 at Barré Studio where he worked on the Mutt and Jeff series. He left the studio in 1922 and moved to Fleischer Studios to work on the Out of the Inkwell series. After leaving the Fleischers in 1924, Davis joined Aesop..."

Isadore Sparber

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"An animator born in America, Sparber first got his start in animation through the Fleischer Studios in 1922. Contributing as an uncredited writer to Superman, Betty Boop and Popeyes cartoons, as well as on Fleischer features Gulliver's Travels,..."

James (Jim) Davis

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"Davis started in the animation industry as an in-betweener for Walt Disney Productions in 1936. In the same year, he became an animator at Harman-Ising Productions, later at Leon Schlesinger Productions, and Fleischer Studios. While at the later stud..."

Ko-Ko Trains ‘Em

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer, Alfred Weiss

Release Date: 09/05/1925

"Ko-Ko becomes jealous of Max's attention to his young ward and her dog, and tries to create a circus by training animals, then fleas."

Lillian Friedman Astor

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"Lilian Friedman Astor was the first American female studio animator and worked at Fleischer studios."

Lillian Friedman Astor

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"Lillian Friedman Astor was born in New York City. She developed a passion for drawing as a preteen, and went on to attend Washington Irving High School, focusing on fashion design. After a brief stint as a fashion designer upon graduation, she sought..."

Max Fleischer

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"Max Fleischer was an American inventor born in Hungary, who moved to the United States with his family at the age of 4 and later became a filmmaker, animator, director and producer, famous for serving as the head of his own animation studio, Fleisch..."

Minnie the Moocher

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer 

Release Date: 11/03/1932

"“Minnie the Moocher” begins with a live action performance by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cab Calloway of “St. James Infirmary Blues,” which segues into the Betty Boop cartoon. The cartoon begins with a typical mealtime setting i..."

Out of the Inkwell Films/Fleischer Studios

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"Out of the Inkwell Films, renamed Fleischer Studios in 1929, was founded by brothers- Dave and Max Fleischer, in 1921. The Fleischers' studio was one of the most influential and successful animation studios in the silent era as well as in the Golden ..."

Out Of The Inkwell: Max Fleischer and The Animation Revolution

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Author: Richard Fleischer

"The book is Max Fleischer's biography showing  both his triumphs and disappointments. The topics covered in the book include Fleischer's invention of the rotoscope, running the company, and business matters, especially Max's disastrous 1938 decision..."

Paramount Cartoon Studios/Famous Studios

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"Famous Studios, renamed Paramount Cartoon Studios in 1956, was the animation division of Paramount Pictures.  The studio was formed in 1942 after Paramount took over Fleischer Studios in 1941, when the Fleischer brothers were not able to repay their..."

Paul Fennell

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"Paul Fennell was a storyboard artist who got his start as an animator at Disney Studios in 1933, contributing as an uncredited animator to shorts such as Mickey's Mellerdrammer (1933), Mi..."

Pinto Colvig

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"Vance DeBar “Pinto” Colvig was born in Jacksonville, Oregon, Colvig is probably best known as the voice of Disney's Goofy and the original Bozo the Clown, a part he played for a full decade beginning in 1946.[1] He also provided the voice for Pra..."

Popeye the Sailor

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer

"This Popeye The Sailor cartoon features Betty Boop, as well as a live action intro featuring Popeye on the cover of a real newspaper. In this cartoon short Olive and Popeye go to the fun fare, and play games in attempt to win prizes, only to be usu..."

Popeye the Sailor: Seasin’s Greetinks!

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer

Release Date: 17/12/1933

"Popeye and Olive Oyl go for a skate on a chilly winter day. Bluto tries to spoil their fun, but of course he's no match for Popeye and his spinach. "

Roland Crandall

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"Roland Crandall - nicknamed "Doc" - was one of the most important animators to work for the Fleischer Bros., working on the Ko-Ko the Clown series, Betty Boop, and Popeye, as well as their feature Gulliver's Travels. In 1923 he married Julia Hoffman..."

Sadie Friedlander Bodin

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"Sadie Bodin was an extremely influential animator, being the first to picket an animation studio during the fight for animation workers' rights in the 1930s. Bodin was also one of the few women animators to move up into managerial positions, becoming..."

Sammy Timberg

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"Sammy Timberg was the musical director for Fleischer Studios and one of the most important composers of music in the history of American cartoons. Although Timberg had a long career that began in vaudeville in the 1910s, Timberg is best known for th..."

Seymour Kneitel

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"Seymour Kneitel was an early American animator, most well known for his work with Fleischer Studios. After the studio closed, he headed its successor, Famous Studios."

Shiver Me Timbers!

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Producer(s): Fleischer Studios

Snow White

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The Cartoon Factory

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Producer(s): Max Fleischer, Alfred Weiss

Release Date: 21/02/1924

The Cobweb Hotel

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The Fleischer Story

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Author: Leslie Cabarga

"This is a biography of Max Fleischer."

Vladimir William (“Bill”) Tytla

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"Vladimir Tytla worked as an animator for several studios, including his own. His happiest times, and best work, were done at Disney Studios where he felt a certain atmosphere of artistry and care for the animated product, which fed his deep interest ..."

Warren Foster

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"Warren Foster was an American animator, writer and composer, known for his work first at Warner Bros. and later at Hanna-Barbera. "

William C. (Bill) Nolan

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"Nolan was a innovative film animator and director during the early days of sound animation, working mostly with Walter Lantz and J.R. Bra..."