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Out of the Inkwell: The Tantalizing Fly (1919)

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From the Out of the Inkwell series of rotoscope-created cartoons, this is The Tantalizing Fly (1919) by animation pioneer and rotoscope inventor Max Fleischer. In addition to Koko the Clown (above), Fleischer Studios is known for Betty Boop, Popeye, and early Superman cartoons.

In the archives: silent films.

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