That’s the standard line, anyway. Disney’s animation was happy and Fleischer’s was hallucinatory. Frankly, when I was a kid early animation freaked me out. Only when I was older did I appreciate what innovators both these men were – and by then my dad had stopped grousing about Walt, possibly because he (Disney) was long dead.
Here’s Mr. Disney showing Max Fleischer around the Disney Studio, Max is accompanied by his son, Richard (a film producer), on the far right – 1956.