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The Tantalizing Fly

The Tantalizing Fly Cartoon Picture

  • Theatrical Film
  • Traditional Animation
  • Bray Studios
  • Distributed by: Goldwyn-Bray Pictographs
  • Cartoon Characters: The Clown, Fly.
  • Live-Action Characters: Max Fleischer, Roland Crandall.
  • Directed By Max Fleischer.
  • Produced By J. R. Bray.
  • Animated By Max Fleischer, Roland Crandall.
  • Originally Released on October 04, 1919.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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This cartoon introduces both animator and clown and displays the manner in which the former creates the latter. The cartoonist is hampered by a bothersome fly as...  (more)

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Silent cartoon. A combination live-action and animated series created by Max Fleischer, it proved to be one of the most popular silent cartoons. The shorts usually started off with The Clown (who...  (more)

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The second release in the series show Max Fleischer struggling to draw the clown while being pestered by a house fly. Once the fly even caused Max to smear the ink. Then the fly plays havoc with the clown, who contorts and spins around trying to duck the...  (read more)
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