Monday, July 19, 2010

In Memoriam: Max Fleischer

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketBorn on this day in 1883 was Max Fleischer; the man whose Fleischer Studios was responsible for Popeye, in addition to being the first to animate Superman, was also responsible for one of the greatest cartoon characters of them all: Betty Boop.

He and his brother Dave also invented the rotoscope, whereby a live action figure could be animated by tracing; amazingly the patent for the rotoscope was granted as long ago as 1917.
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