Best Animation Movies of 1919
The Tantalizing Fly
A film in the “Out of the Inkwell” series, an early animated short from Max Fleischer.
The Ornament of the Lovestruck Heart
Here, in Lotte Reiniger's first film -- she had already done some work for Paul Wegener -- we see the basis of her peculiar form of animation. Although there had been other works that used articulated paper puppets -- certainly Emile Cohl had used the technique, as he had already used every technique of animation -- Reiniger's silhouettes had very involved cuts and a tremendous number of joints. Just look at the way the individual triangles that make up the bower that shelters the lovers shift again and again. Reiniger's technique would improve and this particular effort is, in light of her later work, little more than a test to determine if the techniques will work. It's beautiful on its own terms, but not a patch on her later work. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145947/reviews?
How Animated Cartoons Are Made
Wallace Carlson walks viewers through the production of an animated short at Bray Studios.
The Breath of a Nation
Prohibition has just gone into effect, and Judge Rummy's wife eagerly throws away all of the Judge's liquor. She also plans to have a temperance lecturer use him as an example of the evils of drink. While waiting for the lecturer, Judge Rummy notices that Silk Hat Harry's Soda Fountain is remarkably popular, so he stops in to see what it's all about. He finds out that Harry has developed a substitute for alcoholic drinks, and that Harry's substitute can have quite an effect on those who drink it. (IMDb)
Out of the Inkwell
Directed by Dave Fleischer.
The Clown's Pup
Max Fleischer draws a clown, who comes alive on the page. The clown doesn't like the way he is drawn and demonstrates his own artistic abilities.
Bobby Bumps' Pup Gets the Flea-Enza
One of the series of Bobby Bumps silent animated shorts made at Bray Studios.