The Birth Of The Robot (1936)



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The Birth Of The Robot

The Birth Of The Robot

The Birth Of The Robot (1936)

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  • Traditional Animation
  • Shell-Mex Films
  • Cartoon Characters: Father Time, Venus, Other Planets, Motorist, Robot.
  • Voice Actors: E.V.H. Emmett.
  • Directed By Len Lye.
  • Produced By Humphrey Jennings.
  • Music: Gustav Holst.
  • Not Officially Released.
  • Running Time: 6 minutes.
  • Color (Gasparcolor)
  • United Kingdom  United Kingdom

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Puppet animation. Puppets were bought to life by camera animation, and combined with colourful backgrounds and visual effects. Advertising cartoon for Shell Petrol, sponsored by Shell-Mex and BP Ltd....  (more)

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The music is the first known use of Gustav Holst's masterpiece, The Planets in a film.

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