Thursday, December 20, 2007
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1944)
This great cartoon was directed by Max Fleischer (1883 - 1972) for the Jam Handy Organization in 1944. Fleischer directed so many wonderful cartoons, inluding Out of the Inkwell, Koko the Clown, Popeye, Superman, and Betty Boop. Born to a Jewish family in Krakow, Poland, he immigrated to New York City and worked with his brother Dave to produce cartoons that rivaled Disney, and some say bested Walt. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is certainly one of my favorites.
Popeye and Max Fleischer, animation genius.