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DOOZY ON FANTASY/ANIMATION
DOOZY features on the Fantasy/Animation Research Network this month.
FRANCIS Esther Leslie
Often cited as the first fully animated film, Emile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908) opens with the animator’s hand drawing into life his character, a clown, who immediately mutates into a man in a top hat. The next 80-odd seconds are a continual whirl of transformation, turbulence, disturbance, dislocation, indecorous responses and illogic: a mini-narrative that is…