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Serious Fleischer cartoons

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    Macgomes Apprentice Forum Member New Member

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    Hello everyone,,
    I never realized how many of these there were. I caught a couple here on TV where I'm housesitting. I don't get the cartoon channels at my house anymore so it was a pleasant suprise to see some good cartoons. Now that I'm trying to think of them all, I can name more than a few, and it's safe to say that I haven't seen them all.

    Another thing I never realized is that while other cartoon studios made a serious cartoon every now and then, they didn't tackle some subjects that Popeye tackled. Popeye took to task spanking children, animal abuse (not typical cartoon animal sob story routines, but real life abuse that made you think), smoking, and nutrition.

    This is another example of how all Popeyes are not the same.
    Thanks!!!
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    Just so it's known: the earliest Popeye cartoons were produced by Max and Dave Fleischer at Fleischer Studios, and they had a contract with Paramount Pictures to make the pre-feature cartoons for their films. When the brothers had a falling-out, allegedly egged on by Paramount executives, the studio was bought out by Paramount, the headquarters relocated to Miami Beach, Florida, and rebranded as Famous Studios. Many of the old Fleischer animators made the move to Florida, as in-house animation studios for the Hollywood heavyweights was a developing trend.

    While the Fleischers had their studio, they aimed to keep improving their art and the media. Also, the Hayes Code didn't exist at the time, so directors could explore a wide latitude of topics and scenarios. This is why the early Popeye tales pushed the envelope, as did the Fleischers' sister series, Betty Boop.
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    Thank you thats really great,....

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