The Cameraman’s Revenge – 1912

Influenced by Émile Cohl, the author of the first puppet-animated film, Russian-born Polish director Ladyslaw Starewicz, started to create stop motion films using dead insects with wire limbs and later, in France, with complex and really expressive puppets. In 1912, he created The Cameraman’s Revenge, a complex tale of treason and violence between several different insects. It is a pioneer work of puppet animation, and the oldest animated film of such dramatic complexity, with characters filled with motivation, desire and feelings.

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