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Alternate Studio Title: Out of the Inkwell Films



Max Fleischer and Dave Fleischer moved on from Bray Studios to form their own company in 1921. Here they found moderate success with their first character Koko the Clown. Inkwell Studios (or Out of the Inkwell Films) made some of the earliest sound films, using Dr. Lee De Forest's Phonofilm sound-on-film system. Nineteen cartoons were made using this process.

Originally Inkwell Studios contracted with M. J. Winkler Productions to distribute their films. Wanting more freedom (and certainly more profits!), the Fleischer brothers partnered with Lee DeForest, as well as businessmen Edwin Miles Fadiman and Hugo Riesenfeld to form Red Seal Pictures Corporation to take over distribution their films. Red Seal owned 36 theaters on the East Coast, extending as far west as Cleveland, Ohio. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1928.

The studio was renamed Fleischer Studios in early 1929.

Inkwell Studios Studio Directories Cartoon Series:


Animated Hair Cartoons   (1924, 46 Theatrical Films.)
Fun From The Press   (1923, 1 Episode Theatrical Cartoon.)
Inklings Inklings   (1924, 1 Episode Theatrical Cartoon.)

The Inkwell Imps   (1927-1928, 26 Episodes Theatrical Cartoons.)
Out of the Inkwell Out of the Inkwell   (1921-1926, 62 Episodes Theatrical Cartoons.)

Song Car-Tune   (1924-1927, 39 Episodes Theatrical Cartoons.)


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Another Bottle, Doctor 1920
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The Einstein Theory Of Relativity Cartoons Picture The Einstein Theory Of Relativity1923
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Darwin's Theory Of Evolution 1923
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Now You're Talking Cartoons Picture Now You're Talking1927
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