Fleischer Animation Studio in the 1930s

The Miami studio in 1939 to be exact. We’re still in the 1920s in our journey through the history of animation, but I saw these gifs on twostriptechnicolor and had to share them here. We’ll learn a great deal more about the Fleischer Studio over the next few months. Koko the Clown will eventually be joined by Bimbo the Dog and Betty (the) Boop, followed by the biggest success at the studio: Popeye the Sailor. Make sure to read the full post below to see all the images.

In the featured image at the top of this post we see inkers at work.

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In the image above we see story artists at work. Note the story boards in the background.

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An animator at work. Note the model sheet propped up on the desk.

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This goes by pretty quickly but I’m fairly certain we’re looking at artists working on background art.

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The camera operator prepares the camera with cel and background art.