2) A "Cartoon Fridays" Curriculum Proposal Part II : American Art History and Drawing :
Premise: Max and Dave Fleisher disagree and Walt Disney succeeds. A creative corporate struggle between
New York, California and Florida just as World War II begins.
Introduction: 1939-1945 World War II and the curious global proliferation of animated cartoons.
Part I : (1911 - 1939) Fleischer Studios
Part II : (1939 - 1945) World War II : Fleischer V. Disney
Part III : (1945 - 1989) The Cold War
Part IV : (1990 - 2010) The Internet
..Superman was the last feature animation created by Fleisher Studios in 1941 because..
Same time & same place? BOSKO and MICKEY: the Castaway (Disney 1931) and Shipwrecked (Fleisher 1931)
....................Bosko in "Shipwrecked" versus Mickey in "Castaway".........................
? Mickey with a cameo in Big Man from the North(1931).
Part II. Mickey Mouse: From STEAMBOAT WILLIE in 1928 to a fully realized mouse in Der Zauberlehrling (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)during World War II
Mickey Mouse: FANTASIA : The Sorcerer's Apprentice 1940
.......then and now and then...............
Round Two: Disney VS Fleisher: Gulliver's Travels versus Snow White
Gulliver's Travels VS Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Battle of the Blockbusters : Disney Wins!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated film based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White.
It was the first full-length cel-animated feature in motion picture history, as well as the first animated feature
film produced in America, the first produced in full color, the first to be produced by Walt Disney, and the first
in the Walt Disney Animated Classics canon.
Gulliver's Travels (1939): animated feature produced by Fleischer Studios and Paramount Pictures as a response to
the success of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, directed by Dave Fleischer. The film is generally considered
one of the best from The Golden Age of Hollywood animation, although it varies widely from the original novel. Fleischer
used the rotoscope to animate the character of Gulliver, tracing from footage of a live actor. The film was a moderate
success, and its Lilliputian characters appeared in their own cartoon short subjects. With the expiration of its copyright,
this film has entered the public domain, and can be downloaded at no charge from the Prelinger Archive.
Fleischer Studios' efforts to emulate the Disney studio culminated in the production of animated feature films, following
the success of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Paramount loaned Fleischer the money for a larger studio, which
was built in Miami, Florida to take advantage of tax breaks and to break up union activity resulting from a bitter 1937 strike.
The new Fleischer studio opened in October 1938, and production on the first feature, Gulliver's Travels, went from the development
stage into active production.Wiki
Walter Lantz, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Leon Schlesinger, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, & Co.
Woody Woodpecker 1940....................................
Woody Woodpecker is an animated cartoon character, an anthropomorphic acorn woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz
animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures. Though not the first of the screwball characters that became popular in the 1940s, Woody is perhaps the most indicative of the type.
Woody was created in 1940 by storyboard artist Ben "Bugs" Hardaway, who had previously laid the groundwork for two other screwball characters, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, at the Warner Bros.
cartoon studio in the late 1930s. Woody was originally voiced by prolific voice actor Mel Blanc, who was succeeded by Ben Hardaway and later by Grace Stafford, wife of Walter Lantz.
Lantz produced theatrical cartoons longer than most of his contemporaries, and Woody Woodpecker remained a staple of Universal's release schedule until 1972, when Lantz finally closed down his studio.
The character has been revived since then only for special productions and occasions, save for one new Saturday morning cartoon, The New Woody Woodpecker Show, for the Fox Network in the late 1990s/early 2000s.
Bugs Bunny 1938-1940..........................
Bugs Bunny is an American fictional character who starred in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions, which became Warner Bros. Cartoons in 1944.
Tom and Jerry begins with Hanna-Barbera in 1940..........................
Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of theatrical shorts, television shows and specials, feature film, home films created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered
on a never-ending rivalry between a cat (Tom/originally Jasper) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence. During the War it was rumored that Tom and Jerry represented an epic
astral battle between the English (Tommies) and German (Jerrys). Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote and directed one hundred and fourteen
Tom and Jerry cartoons at the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood, California between 1940 and 1957, when the animation unit was closed.
More Mickey 1945 to present....................................