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After exploring all 75 of the Silly Symphony cartoons in spring, now we consider their competitors this summer. Fleischer Studios, home of Betty Boop, released the sixth in the Color Classics series, on July 12, 1935.

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July 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

How can conservatives conquer Hollywood? PJ Lifestyle editor Dave Swindle argued in March 2014 that it was through studying how technological changes transformed the culture in the age of classic Hollywood. In this ongoing series mid-day Monday-Friday at PJ Lifestyle he highlights animated short films from the 1920s, '30s and 1940s, beginning with an emphasis on Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. What are some of your favorite cartoons of the era? Please leave URLs in the comments of shorts you'd like to see featured in the future. Image illustration courtesy shutterstock / Ismagilov.
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The Fleischer cartoons featuring some sort of mechanical devices (like a rocket ship) usually were the ones that brought out the studio's best work. There's also a lot of use of the 3-D tabletop camera in this one, and a definitely non-happy ending Disney would have never gone for.
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