Max And Dave Fleischer Synopsis

Animation pioneers Max and Dave Fleischer were innovators who brought to the screen a wacky urban surrealism, along with such enduring characters as Betty Boop, Popeye, and Superman. Although overshadowed in their day by the Disney empire's output, today their films seem more sophisticated and modern than Uncle Walt's. This program, an overview of the Fleischer brothers' 25 years of creativity, offers a selection of shorts that range from their silent film beginnings to the closing of their independent studio at the start of World War II.