Much to our amazement, with the use of chalkboard hand-drawn animation, the caricaturist Émile Cohl conjures up the stick figure of an agile and pliable clown as he encounters a plethora of ever-shifting objects. Without a doubt, the transformations seem endless, in an attempt that is considered to be the very first animated cartoon.
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The title is a reference to the "fantasmograph", a mid-19th century variant of the magic lantern that projected ghostly images on to surrounding walls. See more
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