Whimsical surrealism of metamorphoses as a way to overcome the surrealism of everyday hardships, this delightful short must be some kind of masterpiece! What I particularly love is the fast rhythm and the delicacy of the whole film.
Animation allows artists to break away from the physical limits of representation, making it the most enabling form of surrealism. It seems the earlier you go in animation history, the increasingly abstract and surreal, whereas the later the more based in real physics and logic, which is a shame. It isn't really until .gif animations that we've returned to such blatant whimsy, but those get overlooked --PolarisDiB
Creative animated short with a stream-of-conciousness that doesn't always work but its a fun ride.
such a playful and fun animation, with an adorable score. it's only downfall is perhaps it's excessive cuteness. incredibly impressive work considering time period. reminiscent of "little prince" imagery, aesthetically very pleasing.
An impressive 2min 16mm stop motion short made in 1908
One of the greatest, most anarchic and innovative films of the 20th century.
Wonderful! I had to watch it twice, and I think I'll watch it a few times more.
Made me smile...and it's still amazing after all of these years.
Genius! It's truly amazing that this was made in 1908. This is like seeing what Don Hertzfeldt's Great Grandfather was up to!
Yes, Caron I thought it was astounding!
How on earth was that made in 1908? Wonderful.
Did anyone enjoy this as much as I did? Sometimes I forget how lovely something so simple could be. Magnificent!
Does anyone enjoy this short animation as much as I did? Sometimes I forget how lovely something so simple can be
A one of a kind snapshot of France 1908.
its re-watchable and the first of a genre. A+
I just watched it twice, one sober and one stoned. I laughed both times
Fast-paced and imaginative, Cohl created one of the first masterpiece of animation.
Lovely! I don' t think you can get it all on one viewing.
Something to watch and rewatch! Imagination gone berzerk.