Koko the Clown

Happy Birthday, Uncle Max!

Hi, Everyone, I’m sure all the animation buffs out there know my Uncle Max Fleischer as a pioneer, inventor and innovator in the film industry. He was responsible for many “firsts” during the Golden Age of Animation. Did you know… In 1921, Uncle Max and his brother Dave established their own company which became Fleischer […]

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Happy Birthday, Max!

MAX and Me by Ginny Mahoney Granddaughter of Betty Boop’s creator, Max Fleischer Since tomorrow — July 19th — is Max’s birthday, I thought I’d celebrate by sharing some fun facts about the man himself. Max was born in 1883, the second eldest of Wilhelm and Amelia Fleischer’s six children. From a very early age, […]

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MAX and Me

by Ginny Mahoney Granddaughter of Betty Boop’s creator, Max Fleischer As a child, I – like all of Max’s children and grandchildren – knew him as ‘PopMax.’ My brothers and I had no idea he was world-famous for the characters he created and so wonderfully brought to the screen. To us, Koko the Clown and […]

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