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Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution

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Max Fleischer (1883--1972) was for years considered Walt Disney's only real rival in the world of cartoon animation. The man behind the creation of such legendary characters as Betty Boop and the animation of Popeye the Sailor and Superman, Fleischer asserted himself as a major player in the development of Hollywood entertainment. Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published June 24th 2005 by University Press of Kentucky (first published January 1st 2005)
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Ivan
This is a fascinating memoir of Max Fleischer, "the" great pioneer of 20th Century motion picture cartoon making, written by his son Richard Fleischer* [*himself the director of such films as "20,000 Leagues under the Sea," "Compulsion," "10 Rellington Place" and "Fantastic Voyage":]. This isn't one of those exhautive (or exhausting) biographies that regurgitate facts and statistic about a great artist no matter how redundant, erroneous or incongruous; rather this is a loving tribute to an incre ...more
Elaine
I grew up watching Popeye & Friends and animation classics such as "Hoppity Goes to Town" and "Gulliver's Travels." I also remember the rise in popularity of Betty Boop in the 1980's although everyone knew that she was a cartoon that originated decades earlier. Also, what person has not seen the bouncing ball that accompanies the lyrics of sing alongs? Until I read this book, I had no idea that all were the creation of Max Fleischer. It astounds me that I did not know his name until now, but ...more
Samantha Glasser
Max Fleischer was an innovative and entertaining animator whose fair-mindedness and inexperience with the business world led him to lose his properties and enabled others to take advantage of him. The man who created Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, and Popeye is now obscured by Disney's legacy.

Fleischer's story is not in chronological order and the author often introduces a new idea but then leaves it to return to it later. There are also several areas that should have been more developed, especial
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Frank Mongelluzzo
It was great to read about Max' great career and what better person to tell it than his own son. It sickens me though how got screwed throughout the second half of his life by Paramount. Max is without a doubt the greatest animator of all time and it just sickens me that most of his films and shorts (excluding Popeye) are being sold for $1 at a Jembro.
Ivah
A fascinating yet compact portrait of Max Fleischer lovingly written by Richard Fleischer, his son. I enjoyed learning about the period, Max's creative drive and the evolution of animation.
Bleak Mouse
Sep 25, 2007 Bleak Mouse rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Really about two-and-a-half stars, but about the only game in town regarding Fleischer Studios, unless you prefer crackpot Marxist academics elaborating tendentious theories without humor.
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