The TMC evening continues with two films directed by Max's son, the acclaimed film director Richard Fleischer: the noir classic The Narrow Margin (1952) followed by the sci-fi thriller Soylent Green (1973) starring Charlton Heston. Thanks to animation historian Ray Pointer for helping to make this wonderful event into a reality. Ray's upcoming book The Art and Invention of Max Fleischer: An American Animation Pioneer is due to be released in December of this year.
From start to finish that's more than 4 hours of Fleischer films, covering 35 years of film making, and featuring 3 generations of the Fleischer family. You don't want to miss this!
In addition to an incredible animated sequence featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and Eugene the Jeep (remember him?), the video includes a short intro by Genndy Tartakovsky. Mr. Tartakovsky credits his first teacher, long-time Fleischer Studios animator Gordon Sheehan (who was actually an animator on the very first Fleischer Studios "Popeye the Sailor" film) with inspiring his life-long affinity for Popeye.
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