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Wladyslaw Starewicz (1882–1965)

Although his name nowadays means very little except to animation buffs (and even they have to be pretty well informed), Wladyslaw Starewicz ranks alongside Walt Disney, as one of the great animation pioneers, and his career started nearly a decade before Disney's. He became an animator by accident - fascinated by insects, he bought a camera and ... See full bio »

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 2003 Les contes de l'horloge magique (archive footage)
 1995 Los comienzos de la animación (Video documentary) (segment "Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora", as Ladislas Starevich)
 1958 Winter Carousel (Short)
 1956 Nose to the Wind (Short)
 1949 Fleur de fougère (Short)
 1936 Fétiche en voyage de noces (Short) (as L. Starevitch)
 1935 The Mascot's Wedding (Short)
 1934 The Ringmaster (Short)
 1933 The Mascot (Short)
 1932 Deux fables de La Fontaine (Short) (as Ladislas Starewitch)
 1928 Love in Black and White (Short)
 1928 Lead Soldier (Short)
 1927 Eva and the Grasshopper (as Ladislaw Starewitsch, animation scenes)
 1927 La reine des papillons (Short)
 1925 Eyes of the Dragon (Short) (as Ladislas Starewitch)
 1925 La voix du rossignol (Short)
 1925 Only a Country Lass (Short)
 1925 In the Spider's Grip (Short)
 1921 Midnight Wedding (Short) (as Ladislas Starewitch)
 1921 The Scarecrow
 1920 Iola
 1918 Kaliostro
 1917 K Narodnoi Vlasti (as Ladislas Starevitch)
 1915 Liliya Belgii (Short)
 1915 Portret (Short)
 1914 Mars' Stepson
 1913 The Dragonfly and the Ant (Short)
 1913 Christmas Eve (Short)
 1913 The Insects' Christmas (Short)
 1912 Prekrasnaya Lyukanida (Short)
 1910 Lucanus Cervus (Short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Ladislas Starevich | L. Starevitch | Ladislas Starevitch | Ladislas Starewicz | Ladislaw Starewicz | Ladislas Starewitch | Ladislaw Starewitsch

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Personal Quote:

"I waited days and days to shoot a battle. But they would not fight with the lights shining on them." Remarking on his attempt to film two stag beetles fighting.


Father of Irene Starewicz. See more »

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