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Émile Cohl (1857–1938)

Pioneering animator Emile Cohl was born Emile Eugène Jean Louis Courtet in Paris, France, in 1857. He began his career as a caricaturist, cartoonist and writer in his 20s, and in 1908 he was hired by the Gaumont film company as a writer. He soon also became a director, turning out comedies and fantasies, but animated films--which were just ... See full bio »

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 1995 Los comienzos de la animación (Video documentary) (segments "Fantasmagorie", "Le ratelier de la belle-mère", as Emil Cohl)
 1916 Comment nous entendons (Short)
 1916 Croquemitaine et Rosalie (Short)
 1916 Flambeau au pays des surprises (Short) (co-director)
 1916 Jeux de cartes (Short)
 1916 La journée de Flambeau (Short) (co-director)
 1916 La main mystérieuse (Short)
 1916 Les aventures de Clémentine (Short) (co-director)
 1916 Les exploits de Farfadet (Short)
 1916 Les fiançailles de Flambeau (Short) (co-director)
 1916 Mariage par suggestion (Short)
 1916 Pulcherie et ses meubles (Short)
 1915 Éclair Journal (Short)
 1915 Fantaisies truquées (Short)
 1914 His Ancestors (Short)
 1914 Le ouistiti de Toto (Short)
 1914 Serbia's Card (Short)
 1914 Snookums (Short)
 1914 The Greedy Neighbor (Short)
 1914 What They Eat (Short)
 1914 The Social Group (Short)
 1914 Magic Matches (Short)
 1914 Society at Simpson Center (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 He Never Objects to Noise (Short)
 1914 The Bath (Short)
 1913 Carte américaine (Short)
 1913 Pickup Is a Sportsman (Short)
 1913 Unforeseen Metamorphosis (Short)
 1913 Unseen Metamorphoses (Short)
 1913 He Loves to Be Amused (Short)
 1913 Thaw and the Spider (Short)
 1913 A Vegetarian's Dream (Short)
 1913 Bryant and the Speeches (Short)
 1913 Thaw and the Lasso (Short)
 1913 The Hat (Short)
 1913 Wilson's Row Boat (Short)
 1913 He Poses for His Portrait (Short)
 1913 The Artist (Short)
 1913 The Cubists (Short)
 1913 The Polo Boat (Short)
 1913 Uncle Sam and His Suit (Short)
 1913 He Slept Well (Short)
 1913 The Mosquito (Short)
 1913 The Red Balloons (Short)
 1913 The Safety Pin (Short)
 1913 The Two Suffragettes (Short)
 1913 Bewitched Matches (Short)
 1913 The Brand of California (Short)
 1913 The Masquerade (Short)
 1913 Wilson and the Tariffs (Short)
 1913 Poker (Short)
 1913 The Auto (Short)
 1913 The Police Women (Short)
 1913 The Two Presidents (Short)
 1913 Universal Trade Marks (Short)
 1913 Wilson and the Broom (Short)
 1913 Wilson and the Hats (Short)
 1913 Coal (Short)
 1913 Graft (Short)
 1913 Milk (Short)
 1913 The Subway (Short)
 1913 Castro in New York (Short)
 1913/I Confidence (Short)
 1913 Rockefeller (Short)
 1913 War in Turkey (Short)
 1912 Dans la vallée d'Ossau (Short)
 1912 Jeunes gens à marier (Short)
 1912 La baignoire (Short)
 1912 La marseillaise (Short)
 1912 Le marié a mal aux dents (Short)
 1912 Les jouets animés (Short)
 1912 Poulot n'est pas sage (Short)
 1912 Ramoneur malgré lui (Short)
 1912 Campbell Soups (Short)
 1911 Brains Repaired (Short)
 1911 C'est roulant (Short)
 1911 Jobard, amoureux timide (Short)
 1911 Jobard change de bonne (Short)
 1911 Jobard chauffeur (Short)
 1911 Jobard ne peut pas rire (Short)
 1911 La boîte diabolique (Short)
 1911 La chambre ensorcelée (Short)
 1911 La vengeance des esprits (Short)
 1911 Le cheveu délateur (Short)
 1911 Le musée des grotesques (Short)
 1911 Les bestioles artistes (Short)
 1911 Les melons baladeurs (Short)
 1911 Automaton or Acrobat (Short)
 1910 Bonsoirs (Short)
 1910 Bonsoirs russes (Short)
 1910 Dix siècles d'élégance (Short)
 1910 En route (Short)
 1910 L'enfance de l'art (Short)
 1910 La musicomanie (Short)
 1910 La télécouture sans fil (Short)
 1910 Le journal Folichon (Short)
 1910 Le placier est tenace (Short)
 1910 Les chaînes (Short)
 1910 Monsieur Stop (Short)
 1910 Rêves enfantins (Short)
 1910 Toto devient anarchiste (Short)
 1910 The Four Little Tailors (Short)
 1910 The Jolly Whirl (Short)
 1910 The Beautiful Margaret (Short)
 1910 Jarnac's Treacherous Blow (Short)
 1910 Floral Studies (Short)
 1910 The Hasher's Delirium (Short)
 1910 Le petit Chantecler (Short)
 1910 Solving the Puzzle (Short)
 1910 The Comedy-Graph (Short)
 1909 Affairs of Hearts (Short)
 1909 L'armée d'Agénor (Short)
 1909 Le docteur Carnaval (Short)
 1909 Les châteaux de la Loire (Short)
 1909 Les grincheux (Short)
 1909 Les transfigurations (Short)
 1909 Modern School (Short) (co-director)
 1909 Next Door Neighbors (Short)
 1909 The Absent-Minded Surgeon (Short)
 1909 The Ancestor (Short)
 1909 The Battle of Austerlitz (Short)
 1909 The Spirit (Short)
 1909 The Turbulent Linen (Short)
 1909 X-Ray Glasses (Short)
 1909 Moon for Your Love (Short)
 1909 A Set of Teeth (Short)
 1909 Telltale Reflections (Short)
 1909 Don Quixote (Short)
 1909 Magic Cartoons (Short)
 1909 Sevres Porcelains (Short)
 1909 Laurels (Short)
 1909 A Bad Case (Short)
 1909 Historical Fan (Short) (co-director)
 1909 The World Upset (Short)
 1909/I Pauvre gosse (Short)
 1909 The Automatic Monkey (Short)
 1909 Magic Eggs (Short) (co-director)
 1909 The Man in the Moon (Short) (co-director)
 1909 Pocket Policeman (Short)
 1909 The Smoking Lamp (Short)
 1909 The Ambassador's Dispatch Case (Short) (co-director)
 1909 A Sportive Puppet (Short) (co-director)
 1908 Blanche comme neige (Short)
 1908 L'automate (Short)
 1908 L'hôtel du silence (Short)
 1908 La course aux potirons (Short) (co-director)
 1908 La force de l'enfant (Short)
 1908 La vengeance de Riri (Short)
 1908 Le coffre-fort (Short)
 1908 Le journal animé (Short)
 1908 Le miracle des roses (Short) (co-director)
 1908 Le mouton enragé (Short) (co-director)
 1908 Le prince Azur (Short)
 1908 Les agents magnétiques (Short)
 1908 Le veau (Short)
 1908 Le violoniste (Short)
 1908 N.I.-Ni - C'est fini (Short)
 1908 La séquestrée (Short)
 1908 Acrobatic Toys (Short)
 1908 Animated Matches (Short)
 1908 A Love Affair in Toyland (Short)
 1908 Magic Hoop (Short)
 1908 A House of Cards (Short)
 1908 The Puppet's Nightmare (Short)
 1908 A Fantasy (Short)
 1907 Japanese Magic (Short)
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French pioneer cartoonist and caricaturist, who made animated short films for Gaumont and Pathé from 1908. Due to the Great Depression, he ended his career in abject poverty.

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