Short Films

Auguste and Louis Lumière’s Le Squelette Joyeux

By April 25, 2013 June 1st, 2014 No Comments

Did you know that puppetry on film is about 120 years old?

Although not everyone agrees about what the first actual puppet film ever made was, Le Squelette Joyeux (“The Happy Skeleton”) is a good candidate for the honour. It was made by Auguste Lumière and his brother Louis in 1895, the same year that the Lumière Brothers first patented their pioneering Cinematograph camera and began publicly screening short films in France.

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