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Émile Reynaud (1844–1918)

His father was a watchmaker, his mother a schoolteacher. He was taught by his parents, and they believed he should learn whilst having fun. When his father died, him and mother both left Paris for Puy-en-Velay. He became a professor of physics and natural sciences, and taught from 1873 to 1877. During this time he invented the "praxinoscope" which... See full bio »

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 1896 Guillaume Tell (Short)
 1896 Le premier cigare (Short)
 1894 Autour d'une cabine (Short)
 1894 Rêve au coin du feu (Short)
 1892 Le clown et ses chiens (Short)
 1892 Poor Pierrot (Short)
 1892 Un bon bock (Short)
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 1892 Poor Pierrot (Short) (producer)
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 1955 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
- The Story of the Animated Drawing (1955) ... Himself (uncredited)

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Invented the Stereo-praxinoscope: A machine in which a double series of photographs can be viewed showing the different sequences of a movement and giving the illusion of three-dimensions (Paris, 16th October 1902). See more »

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