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Margaret J. Winkler

Margaret J. Winkler
Margaret J. Winkler
As the leading distributor of animated cartoons in the 1920s, Margaret J. Winkler played a pivotal role in the professionalization of the animation industry. Her company, M. J. Winkler, distributed and financed several of the most significant animated series of the period, including Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer’s Felix the Cat, the Fleischer brothers’ Out of the Inkwell, and Disney’s Alice Comedies. (“Disney” here and throughout refers to the Disney Brothers Studio. Walt Disney as an individual will be referred to by first and last name.) Winkler’s management of these series shaped their development in both economic and aesthetic terms. Unfortunately, after her marriage to Charles Mintz at the end of 1923, her involvement in the business declined, and by 1926 she had retired from the film industry following the birth of their two children.
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Cook, Malcolm
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Gaines, Jane
Vatsal, Radha
Dall’Asta, Monica
Cook, Malcolm
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Gaines, Jane
Vatsal, Radha
Dall’Asta, Monica

Cook, Malcolm (2020) Margaret J. Winkler. In, Gaines, Jane, Vatsal, Radha and Dall’Asta, Monica (eds.) Women Film Pioneers Project. Columbia University Libraries. (doi:10.7916/d8-a66j-3856).

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As the leading distributor of animated cartoons in the 1920s, Margaret J. Winkler played a pivotal role in the professionalization of the animation industry. Her company, M. J. Winkler, distributed and financed several of the most significant animated series of the period, including Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer’s Felix the Cat, the Fleischer brothers’ Out of the Inkwell, and Disney’s Alice Comedies. (“Disney” here and throughout refers to the Disney Brothers Studio. Walt Disney as an individual will be referred to by first and last name.) Winkler’s management of these series shaped their development in both economic and aesthetic terms. Unfortunately, after her marriage to Charles Mintz at the end of 1923, her involvement in the business declined, and by 1926 she had retired from the film industry following the birth of their two children.

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Published date: 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 452563
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/452563
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Date deposited: 11 Dec 2021 11:27
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 16:16

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Author: Malcolm Cook
Editor: Jane Gaines
Editor: Radha Vatsal
Editor: Monica Dall’Asta

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