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A Fantasy (1908)
"Fantasmagorie" (original title)

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

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To make this film, Cohl placed each drawing on an illuminated glass plate and then traced the next drawing-with variations-on top of it until he had some 700 drawings. In 1908, chalkboard caricaturists were common vaudeville attractions and the characters in the film look as though they've been drawn on a chalkboard, but it's an illusion. By filming black lines on paper and then printing in negative Cohl makes his animations appear to be chalk drawings. See more »

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It may not seem like much to today's audience, who has been exposed to the latest technilogical advances in animation, but Emile Cohl's Fantasmagorie is one history's revolutionary groundbreakers in the field. Truly enjoyable and admirable.


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