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    '20,000 Leagues' Director Fleischer Dies - MSN Movies/AP - 3/25/06

    Richard Fleischer, the director of the Disney classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and the son of Walt Disney's rival Max Fleischer, died on Saturday.

    LOS ANGELES -- Richard Fleischer, who directed several memorable films from sci-fi classics such as "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" to war movies as "Tora! Tora! Tora!", has died. He was 89.

    Fleischer died Saturday of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, said his son, Mark.
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    Re: '20,000 Leagues' Director Fleischer Dies - MSN Movies/AP - 3/25/06

    He was the son of the artist Max Fleisher, who created the animated clown Ko-Ko, Betty Boop, Superman, & Popeye right?

    I think it is very interesting that the son of Walts competition helped Walt create a classic movie (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea).

    Edit: Just read the article after I posted thins and they answered my question.

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    Re: '20,000 Leagues' Director Fleischer Dies - MSN Movies/AP - 3/25/06

    Richard Fleischer was surprised at being considered for the director's chair for this film, as he was the son of Disney's biggest competitor, Max Fleischer. He approached Walt Disney to inquire if Disney knew who he was. Disney told him that he was well aware of who he was and hired him because he thought he was the best man for the job.
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