Monday, March 27, 2006

Richard Fleischer: 1916-2006

In Memory

Richard Fleischer, the son of animation pioneer Max Fleischer, who himself became an accomplished director has died at the age of 89. Fleischers credits cover a large variety of genres and include such films as Tora, Tora, Tora, Compulsion, Dr. Doolittle, and Soylent Green. Fleischer also worked for his fathers one time rival Walt Disney in making the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea which stared James Mason. Richard was also instrumental in fostering a reconciliation between his father and Disney before the latter's death.


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