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1. Pauvre Pierrot (1892)

4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.6
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One night, Arlequin come to see his lover Colombine. But then Pierrot knocks at the door and Colombine and Arlequin hide. Pierrot starts singing but Arlequin scares him and the poor man goes away.

Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 882

2. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,242

3. Un bon bock (1892)

Animation, Short

6.4
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Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 92

4. Fantasmagorie (1908)

2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 1,611

5. Autour d'une cabine (1894)

2 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Pre-cinematograph colour animation of a woman and man at the beach.

Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 575

6. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 784

7. Prekrasnaya Lyukanida (1912)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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2 bugs fight over a beautiful female bug.

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 57

8. Matches: An Appeal (1899)

Animation, Short

5.5
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A stop-motion match makes a written appeal to the audience, asking them to send money that will go to matches for British soldiers fighting overseas.

Director: Arthur Melbourne Cooper

Votes: 48

9. The Hasher's Delirium (1910)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.2
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Four customers are having a peaceful game of cards in a quiet café. The atmosphere bring heavy, the waiter falls asleep and has a beautiful dream in which two angels come and play to him on... See full summary »

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 329