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  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Originally Released in 1938 (Estimate).
  • Running Time: 6 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.


Production Notes:

Oskar Fischinger's only film commissioned and released by a major American studio.

Fischinger manipulated hundreds of paper cutouts hung on invisible wires. These were shot one frame at a time in synchronization with Franz Liszt's music.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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