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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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Known For

Filmography

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 2003 Les contes de l'horloge magique (archive footage)
 1958 Winter Carousel (Short)
 1956 Nose to the Wind (Short)
 1949 Fleur de fougère (Short)
 1934 Fétiche prestidigitateur (Short)
 1934 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 Jugendrausch (as Ladislaw Starewitsch, animation scenes)
 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)
 1914 Mars' Stepson
 1913 The Dragonfly and the Ant (Short)
 1913 Christmas Eve (Short)
 1913 The Insects' Christmas (Short)
 1912 Prekrasnaya Lyukanida (Short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

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.

Trivia:

Childhood passion was entomology. Began his film career in Russia around 1909 making little shorts on insects in and around Moscow. Later educated as an entomologist, he passionately wanted to film two stag beetles fighting, but they didn't like his camera lights and would not fight. However, the film idea led directly to his animation of insects by stop-motion photography; which in turn gave him... See more »

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