Sunday 5 December 2010

Out of the Inkwell: The Tantalizing Fly

is a marvelously entertaining little historical cartoon animation (1919) directed and produced by Max Fleischer for Bray Studios.

Out of the Inkwell was a major animated series of the silent era produced by Max Fleischer from 1918 to 1929, who invented the Rotoscope. Film was projected through an opening in an easel, covered by by a glass pane on which he drew the  sequences. Advancing the film one frame at a time the projected image was traced onto paper.

The popularity of the Out of the Inkwell series was driven by the integration and interaction of live action sequences of Max Fleischer in the process of creating his ink pen drawings with his animation sequences.
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