Throughout the month of February, we've explored the development and creation of Mr. Bug Goes to Town, Fleischer Studio's second - and last - feature length animated film.
Now, in the final installment of the series - just posted in our virtual museum - we follow Mr. Bug's fascinating, and at times complicated, journey to the silver screen against the backdrop of America's entry into World War II.
In Part Two, we look at the actual making of Mr. Bug Goes to Town, and how the staffers of Fleischer Studios made use of innovative techniques and ground-breaking inventions (many of which they themselves had developed) to bring this beautiful film to life.
Part two of this fascinating exhibit includes rare and wonderful home movie footage of the Mr. Bug animators at play, the story behind the Studio's hangnail insurance policy and so much more!
We are delighted to be partnering with the fresh and creative production company, NORMAAL Animation. My grandfather, Max Fleischer, created Betty Boop as the fun, feisty and fashionable woman whose spirit has transcended and transformed multiple generations of fans. It is so exciting to know that this television series will present Max’s beloved icon through new, highly original content that will continue to keep Betty engaging and relatable to future generations of fans.
- Mark Fleischer, President and Chairman of Fleischer Studios.
Read the full press release HERE.
Today we're launching the first in this 3-part series, The Story About the Story. Look for parts 2 and 3 later this month:
Part Two - coming February 17
Part Three - coming February 24