The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer: American Animation by Ray Pointer

By Ray Pointer

The heritage of lively cartoons has for many years been ruled by way of the accomplishments of Walt Disney, giving the impact that he invented the medium. actually, it was once the paintings of a number of pioneers. Max Fleischer—inventor of the Rotoscope means of tracing animation body through body over live-action footage—was probably the most prominent.
by way of the Thirties, Fleischer and Disney have been the best manufacturers of lively motion pictures yet took contrary ways. the place Disney mirrored a Midwestern sentimentality, Fleischer awarded a cosmopolitan city angle with parts of German Expressionism and natural development. not like Disney’s naturalistic animation, Fleischer’s violated actual legislation, assisting his maxim: “If it may be performed in genuine lifestyles, it isn’t animation.” accordingly, Fleischer’s cartoons have been tough instead of sophisticated, advertisement instead of consciously artistic—yet attained a particular artistry via Fleischer’s concepts. This booklet covers his lifestyles and paintings and the heritage of the studio that bore his identify, with formerly unpublished paintings and photographs.

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The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer: American Animation Pioneer

The historical past of lively cartoons has for many years been ruled by way of the accomplishments of Walt Disney, giving the impact that he invented the medium. actually, it used to be the paintings of numerous pioneers. Max Fleischer—inventor of the Rotoscope means of tracing animation body by way of body over live-action footage—was probably the most popular.

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