FANTASMAGORIE (Émile Cohl, 1908)

The application of stop-motion photography to a series of chalk drawings on a blackboard helped realize what is generally considered the earliest animated film, Émile Cohl’s two-minute “Fantasmagorie.” From France, it remains one of the masterpieces of the genre, a miniature (though major) work of elastic possibilities encompassing kaleidoscopic visual transformations, with a roly-poly clown […]