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Pauvre Pierrot (1892)

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.

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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.

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28 October 1892 (France)  »

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Poor Pierrot  »

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(1996 reconstitution)

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Contains 500 frames. Reynaud is believed to have given most of the presentations himself, manipulating the duration the frames were displayed, creating up to a 15 minute performance. See more »

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Featured in La magie Méliès (1997) See more »

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A Landmark
4 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Pauvre Pierrot (1892)

This French film is considered one of the first animated movies ever made. From original reports it seems that the movie lasted longer than what's available in its current version but even at just four-minutes you can't help but be somewhat amazed at what great quality the film actually is. The plot is quite simple and deals with two men and a woman that they both want.

I will just leave the story at that but the main reason to watch this is for the beautiful animation. Now, it should go without saying but this movie was made in 1892 so one really shouldn't be expecting the work of Walt Disney. The film has a very fresh look to it and I must say that the colorful background is certainly the highlight.


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