The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.
The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.
Émile Reynaud is author of first few animated movies. His first animated movies is Pauvre Pierrot and this movie came after Pauvre Pierrot but I didn't see progress in animation, furthermore, this movie is far behind Pauvre Pierrot for several reasons. First, story is not interesting, second, it is difficult to follow characters in this movie. I watch 2 times and I didn't figure out that this are same persons in all scenes. I was thinking that these are different characters. Pauvre Pierrot has interesting story with few comic moments, but this movies doesn't have anything like that. But it is worth to see because it is one of earliest animated movies, and lasts for only 2 minutes, and anyone has 2 minutes to watch this.
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