OUT OF THE INKWELL:
KOKO THE CLOWN
22 october . 4 pm
Fórum Municipal Luísa Todi
"Bubble" (USA, 1922, 6 min)
"Bedtime" (USA, 1923, 9 min)
"The Clown´s little brother" (USA, 1917, 5 min)
"Invisable ink" (USA, 1921, 7 min)
"Mechanical doll" (USA, 1922, 7 min)
"Tantalizing fly" (USA, 1915, 3 min)
"A trip to Mars" (USA, 1924, 7 min)
music and live score
Conservatório Regional de Setúbal
director . Pedro Carvalho music . António Laertes, Eduardo Jordão, Gonçalo Simões, Jorge Moniz e Miguel Rangel live score . Ana Nunes e Catarina Gonçalves (violin), Mariana Pais (violetta), Emídio Coutinho (cello), Francisco Gabriel e Luís Martins (bass), Eduardo Jordão e Gonçalo Simões (piano), Mariana Rangel e Leticia Funtovoi (flute), Alexandre Sousa (clarinet), Nika Chernysheva (sax), Ângelo Borges (trompette), José Silva e Rafael Amigo (percussion)
print Lobster Films
Max Fleischer was a cartoonist whose interest in mechanics led to some of the wildest cartoons ever made.
With his brother Dave he created the rotoscope, a device which enabled artists to trace outlines from single frames of a motion picture in order to create animated characters that move like real-life people.
Fleischer's character Koko the Clown made his first public appearance in 1919’s Out of the Inkwell and a New York Times reviewer wrote: “He walks, dances and leaps as a human being, as a particularly easy-limbed human being might.”
The brothers Max and Dave, through the Fleischer Studios and at the height of their productions, were the biggest competitors of Walt Disney with their cartoon characters, of which the best known are Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Bimbo, Popeye and Superman.
Founded in 1988, it has been steered throughout its existence as a project of recognized artistic quality, having since its foundation the status of public utility.
It has pedagogical autonomy and teaches the basic course in music, and the secondary courses in instrument, musical training, and singing.
This establishment teaches music to thousands of students, of the most varied group ages, having contributed to their cultural, artistic and civic education.