Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Frenkel brothers' other characters

Earlier on I wrote about the Frenkel brothers, who created the character Mish-Mish Effendi in Egypt. One of my main sources was this article by the Historical Society of Jews from Egypt, which showcases some other characters created by the Frenkels.

Their first character appears to have been Marco Monkey, who fits squarely within the tradition of early animated characters based on Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse:

Later on they created this character, identified in the article simply as "an Egyptian Betty Boop". I can't quite make out her name in the caption (Saad?) but she appeared alongside Mish-Mish, presumably as a love interest:

The same character appears in this group shot - Mish-Mish's supporting cast?

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