UCLA Preserved Silent Animation

April 5th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink


In this joint project with the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Research and Study Center we are providing access to 11 early short animated films produced between ca. 1900 and 1928. The films are all in the public domain and available through streaming on the site and for download in both MPEG2 and MPEG4 formats. In addition to the original silent film, each film is available with three different soundtracks: a traditional piano accompaniment, an instrumental accompaniment, and a voiceover commentary by the preservationist or the composer. Preservationist’s and historian’s notes are provided for each film, along with an historical overview and a study guide that includes a sample listing of animated films held by the Archive. All notes are available both on the site and for download as PDF files. » Read the rest of this entry «