Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character appearing in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop series of films produced by Max Fleischer and released by Paramount Pictures. With her overt sexuality, Betty was a hit with theater-goers, and despite having been toned down in the 1930s, she remains popular today for this portrayal of sexuality. ...more on Wikipedia about "Betty Boop"
Bimbo is a cartoon dog created by Fleischer Studios. He first appeared in the Out of the Inkwell series and was originally named Fitz. He later became the star of Fleischer's Talkartoons series, making his first appearance as Bimbo in Hot Dog ( 1930). Bimbo was relegated to a supporting character when his girlfriend Betty Boop became a more popular character. The Talkartoons series became the Betty Boop series in 1932. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bimbo (Fleischer)"
Bluto is a cartoon character created in 1933 by Fleischer Studios for its Popeye the Sailor theatrical animated series. The familiar version of Bluto never originally appeared in the Thimble Theater comic strip, although a burly villain named "Bluto the Terrible" appears in a 1933 continuing story in the strip. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bluto"
Color Classics was an animated short subjects series produced by Fleischer Studios from 1934 to 1940 as a competitor to Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. As the name implies, all of the shorts were made in color: two-strip Cinecolor for the 1934 and 1935 releases, and, after Disney's exclusive rights to it ran out ran out, three-strip Technicolor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Color Classics"
Eugene the Jeep is a character in the Thimble Theater comic strip, which stars Popeye. His first appearance was in the March 16 1936 strip. Eugene was a gift to Olive Oyl from her Uncle Ben who found Eugene in Africa. His diet consisted of only orchids. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eugene the Jeep"
Fleischer Studios, Inc. is an American corporation which originated as an animation studio located at 1600 Broadway, New York City, New York. It was founded in 1921 by brothers Max Fleischer and Dave Fleischer, who ran the company from its inception until being fired by parent company Paramount Pictures in January 1942. In its prime, it was the most significant competitor to Walt Disney Productions, and is notable for bringing to the screen cartoons featuring Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor, and Superman. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fleischer Studios"
J. Wellington Wimpy or Wimpy is one of the characters in the Popeye cartoons. ...more on Wikipedia about "J. Wellington Wimpy"
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Koko the Clown was an animated character created by animation pioneer, Max Fleischer. It is disputed whether the character's name is spelled "Koko" or "Ko-Ko" as it varies between films. ...more on Wikipedia about "Koko the Clown"
Olive Oyl is a cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar for his comic strip Thimble Theater. ...more on Wikipedia about "Olive Oyl"
Out of the Inkwell was an early series of animated short films produced by Max Fleischer for the Bray Studio. They featured Koko the Clown and a little dog named Fitz (later known as Bimbo), and were notable for their use of combined live action and animation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Out of the Inkwell"
Popeye the Sailor is a famous comic strip character, later featured in popular animated cartoons. He was created by Elzie Crisler Segar and first appeared in the King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929. Popeye is an independent sailor with a unique way of speaking, muscular forearms, and an ever-present corncob pipe. His strange, humorous, and often supernatural adventures take him all over the world, and place him in conflict with enemies such as the Sea Hag and King Blozo of Brutopia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Popeye"
Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by writer Johnny Gruelle ( 1880- 1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a blue and white clad rag doll with red yarn for hair. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. A doll was also marketed along with the book to great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories ( 1920) introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat. ...more on Wikipedia about "Raggedy Ann"
Between 1941 and 1943, Paramount Pictures released a series of animated Technicolor cartoons based upon the comic book character Superman. The first nine cartoons were produced by Fleischer Studios; in 1942, Fleischer Studios was dissolved and reorganized as Famous Studios, which produced the final eight shorts. These cartoons are seen as some of the finest, and certainly the most lavishly budgeted, animated cartoons produced during The Golden Age of American animation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Superman (1940s cartoons)"
Talkartoons was a series of animated cartoon short subjects by Fleischer Studios that lasted from 1929 to 1932. It was distributed through Paramount Pictures. The Talkartoons series was initally Fleischer's answer to Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies and Paul Terry's Aesop's Film Fables (which had just made the transition to sound). By 1930, however, the series had taken a new direction. New animators such as Grim Natwick, Shamus Culhane, and Rudy Zamora began entering the Fleischer Studio, with new ideas that pushed the Talkartoons into a league of their own. Betty Boop, Bimbo, and Koko the Clown were the main characters of these shorts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Talkartoons"
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