Tee hee. Bet you wonder why all this talk about dogs!?! Well, my family has just mounted a wonderful exhibit on their website about all the wonderful dogs that have been part of our history at Fleischer Studios.
From the nameless dog who spoke the first-ever synchronized words in animation history to my Uncle Max’s dog, “Bimbo,” to the heartwarming story I told you about the real-life puppy in Chicago named “Betty Boop,” this exciting new exhibit features one of the earliest extant examples of Max Fleischer’s animation, never-seen-before home movie footage, and just a wealth of cool information about the dogs who had roles in many of my cartoons and throughout my family’s storied history.
Check out the exhibition at http://www.fleischerstudios.com/dogs.html. Boop-Oop-a-Doop!