The Luminous Pantomimes

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In 1892, in a small Parisian theater at the back of a wax museum, inventor Charles-Emil Reynaud presented his “Luminous Pantomimes” and introduced the world to a new art form: the animated cartoon.

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Wikipedia — “Theatre Optique

Wikipedia —  “Charles-Emil Reynaud

Ollie Johnston — The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation, 1995

ABC Television: Walt Disney’s Disneyland — “The Story of the Animated Drawing” 1955


Dana Boule — Sad French Accordion
Dana Boule — Rainy Night (Accordion)
Podington Bear  — Alphabet Soup

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