Tag Archives: Max Fleischer
Continuing our exploration of vintage recordings used as soundtrack in classic cartoons, we look at two popular performers whose musical abilities fit perfectly with the mindset at Fleischer Studios.
In the early sound era it was apparently easier to use, on occasion, “Needle Drop” music from commercial records to score a cartoon. Here’s a list of several I’ve identified.
I’m always fascinated by those films that show a ‘behind the scenes look into the animation process. Here are a few I love.
Studies of the Max Fleischer Studio’s years in Miami make note of the city’s strong ethnic segregation. For example, most of the staff lived in exclusive parts of the city.
Lawrence Walter Silverman and Jacob “Jake” Ozarkawitz were both journeymen animators with long careers, though little seems to have been written about them. Here’s my chat with both of them.
Ed Rehberg’s career in animation rests on a fairly long list of credits as a journeyman animator and director. However, his place in animation history is assured for his role in the 1947 Terrytoons strike – and his work on early TV commercials.