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Films By Wladyslaw Starewicz

Starewicz re-animated hundreds of real, albeit dead, frogs to make the chorus line in this lively musical. The spectacle and intricacy of this all singing, all dancing recreation of the old fable The Frogs Who Wanted A King make it fascinating (if a little macabre) fun. ... Read more
A galloping burlesque and sophisticated critique of a variety of genres, and a jab at theatrical temperament (not to mention human behaviour and prejudice), Love In Black And White has Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Tom Mix and other Hollywood icons come to life as puppets. Starewicz uses the ... Read more
Mrs Beetle is involved with a grasshopper artist while Mr Beetle is seeing a dragonfly cabaret performer in Starewicz's parody of human infidelities. An intricate insect drama of (f)lies, deceit and the just revenge of the cinematographer (Starewicz perhaps?). ... "One of his earlier films, made ... Read more
Starewicz uses an energetic camera to follow his animated creation through a real, live action world of traffic and danger. The protagonist, a puppy, wonders into the Bosch-like landscape inhabited by the relics of a hedonistic society in decay. In its quest to capture an elusive orange ... Read more
Completed in 1931 Starewicz's masterly puppet animation was arguably the worlds first animated feature, preceding Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs by some seven years. Whilst often referred to by film historians, The Tale Of The Fox, like a great many animated films, was thought lost and ... Read more
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