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Popeye’s popularity meant that the Fleischers produced hundreds of shorts up until 1957, as well as three feature-films. While they had produced their own version of Snow White in 1933 (starring Betty), their calculated response to Disney’s 1937 version was an adaptation of the Lilliput segment of Gulliver’s Travels. Their attempts to spin off some of the characters from the movie were equally unsuccessful. The Fleischers’ second, and last, attempt at featurelength animation, Hoppity Goes to Town (1941) was markedly better.

The problem was that everything had to have a firm black line, losing most drawings’ subtleties. The animators of Dalmatians got round this by going for a far less naturalistic style. Helped by fast pacing and fine characterization, Dalmatians was very popular and, like the best of Disney’s output, remains so. Iwerks also worked on Walt’s adaptation of Mary Poppins (1964), developing the travelling matte techniques that helped marry the live action and animated sequence. Despite Dick Van Dyke’s execrable ‘cockney’ accent, Mary Poppins was a massive hit and made a major star of Julie Andrews.

While they had produced their own version of Snow White in 1933 (starring Betty), their calculated response to Disney’s 1937 version was an adaptation of the Lilliput segment of Gulliver’s Travels. Their attempts to spin off some of the characters from the movie were equally unsuccessful. The Fleischers’ second, and last, attempt at featurelength animation, Hoppity Goes to Town (1941) was markedly better. For anyone who has seen Dreamworks’ Antz (1998) or Pixar’s A Bug’s Life (1998), the plot holds few surprises: A grasshopper attempts to save his threatened community of bugs from human intrusion and predatory villainous insects.

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