The Tantalizing Fly- 1919
Out of the Inkwell series - Bray Studios, Inc.
Run time: 3:40
In this silent film, Max Fleischer artfully combines animation and live-action as he and his animated clown, Koko, do battle with a pesky housefly! Written and directed by Max, this film exemplifies his vision of the magic of animation.
Early Fleischer films such as this were produced by Max while he was working for Bray Studios -- before Max and Dave created their own studio. J.R. Bray, an important but often overlooked figure in early animation, was an early supporter of the Fleischers and their Out of the Inkwell series starring Koko the Clown. The Fleischers were but one of many famous animation pioneers who got their start at Bray Studios.