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The First Circus (1921)

- October 13, 2015 in alcohol, animation, circus, dinosaur, monkeys, prohibition, puppets, tony sarg

Two animations by Tony Sarg: one an untitled film critiquing the Prohibition of the 20s via the medium of drunk monkeys, the other a series of humorous scenes depicting a circus.

The First Circus (1921)

- October 13, 2015 in alcohol, animation, circus, dinosaur, monkeys, prohibition, puppets, tony sarg

Two animations by Tony Sarg: one an untitled film critiquing the Prohibition of the 20s via the medium of drunk monkeys, the other a series of humorous scenes depicting a circus.

Jacob Sarnoff and the Strange World of Anatomical Filmmaking

- September 1, 2015 in animation, arteries, blood, circulatory sustem, diagrams, early medical film, heart, jacob sarnoff, medical animation, medical diagrams, veins

US NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE - Miriam Posner on what led a 1920s Brooklyn surgeon to remove the veins from a day-old infant, mount them on a board, and film them being pumped with air.

Jacob Sarnoff and the Strange World of Anatomical Filmmaking

- September 1, 2015 in animation, arteries, blood, circulatory sustem, diagrams, early medical film, heart, jacob sarnoff, medical animation, medical diagrams, veins

US NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE - Miriam Posner on what led a 1920s Brooklyn surgeon to remove the veins from a day-old infant, mount them on a board, and film them being pumped with air.

Ignorant Armies: Private Snafu Goes to War

- March 25, 2015 in animation, army, atomic bomb, cartoons, film, manhattan project, private snafu, propoganda, second world war, war, warner bros., ww2, wwII

Between 1943 and 1945, with the help of Warner Bros.' finest, the U.S. Army produced a series of 27 propaganda cartoons depicting the calamitous adventures of Private Snafu. Mark David Kaufman explores the overarching theme of containment and how one film inadvertently let slip one of the war's greatest secrets.

Mary and Gretel (1917)

- April 9, 2014 in animation, dolls, fairies, toys

A fairy brings two dolls to life, part of a short lived stop-motion puppet series by animator Howard S. Moss, described as Alice in Wonderland meets the Garden of Eden, a surreal fable of a drunk rabbit, bowling dwarfs, and the two bewildered girls of the title.

Mary and Gretel (1917)

- April 9, 2014 in animation, dolls, fairies, toys

A fairy brings two dolls to life, part of a short lived stop-motion puppet series by animator Howard S. Moss, described as Alice in Wonderland meets the Garden of Eden, a surreal fable of a drunk rabbit, bowling dwarfs, and the two bewildered girls of the title.

Animated GIFs: Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908)

- September 26, 2013 in Animated GIFs, animation, collections, early animation, early cartoon, Émile Cohl, Internet Archive, Okkult

A series of animated GIFs excerpted by Okkult Motion Pictures from the French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie. Made in 1908, this hand-drawn animation is considered by many film historians to be the very first animated cartoon. Despite appearances it is not created on a blackboard but rather on paper, the blackboard effect achieved by shooting each of the 700 drawings onto negative film. The title is a reference to the “fantasmograph”, a mid-19th century variant of the magic lantern that projected ghostly images on to surrounding walls. You can see the full film featured in our Films collection here. See more creations from Okkult Motion Pictures here in our Animated GIFs Collection. Okkult Motion Pictures is the brainchild of Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali from Turin, Italy. With the Excerpts project, Okkult Motion Pictures aims to bring to light the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright moving images occulted in Internet archives, through a series of animated gifs. A digital archivalism project for the diffusion of open knowledge. Okkult Motion Pictures official website: / Facebook / Twitter All Okkult animated GIFs published here under a CC-BY-SA license. HELP TO KEEP US AFLOAT The Public Domain Review is a […]

Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908)

- September 26, 2013 in animation, collections, Digital Copy: Attribution, early animation, early cartoon, Émile Cohl, Film: 1900s, Films, Films: Animation, Films: Clip, Internet Archive, Underlying Work: PD Worldwide

An animated film by French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of hand-drawn animation, and considered by many film historians to be the very first animated cartoon.

Animated GIFs: Fleischer’s Bubbles (1922)

- September 24, 2013 in Animated GIFs, animation, clowns, collections, Internet Archive, koko the clown, max fleischer, Okkult

A series of animated GIFs excerpted by Okkult Motion Pictures from Max Fleischer’s Bubbles, part of his Out of the Inkwell series, which also includes The Tantalizing Fly. You can see the full film featured on the Internet Archive. See more creations from Okkult Motion Pictures here in our Animated GIFs Collection. Okkult Motion Pictures is the brainchild of Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali from Turin, Italy. With the Excerpts project, Okkult Motion Pictures aims to bring to light the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright moving images occulted in Internet archives, through a series of animated gifs. A digital archivalism project for the diffusion of open knowledge. Okkult Motion Pictures official website: / Facebook / Twitter All Okkult animated GIFs published here under a CC-BY-SA license. HELP TO KEEP US AFLOAT The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project and we rely on support from our readers to stay afloat. If you like what we do then please do consider making a donation. We welcome all contributions, big or small - everything helps! Become a Patron Small angel : £3.00 GBP - monthly Medium sized hero : £5.00 GBP - monthly Large emperor : £10.00 GBP - monthly Vast deity […]