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George Pal

George Pal

Total Credits at Criticker: 41 (Director), 1 (Writer)

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    7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
    A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons. (imdb)
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    The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
    The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories... (imdb)
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    Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
    A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer who is bent on using a natural resource of Atlantis to take over the world. The Atlanteans, or rather the slaves of Atlantis, are forced to mine a crystalline material which absorbs the suns rays. These crystals can then be used for warmth... (IMDB)
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    The Time Machine (1960)
    A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humamity has divided into two hostile species. (imdb)
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    tom thumb (1958)
    The Forest Queen grants the wish of Jonathan, the woodcutter, and his wife, Anna. (imdb)
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    Wilbur the Lion (1947)
    This George Pal Puppetoon (production number U6-1) has circus veteran Wilbur the Lion retired and returned to the jungle, where the wild life does not appeal to him, so he sets out to be captured by hunters.The hunters are none too good, so Wilbur has to basically capture the hunters, in order to accomplish his goal of returning to civilization. (imdb)
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    Tubby the Tuba (1947)
    Tubby the Tuba (1947) - Short Film
    In this puppetoon, the tuba is dissatisfied with his role in an orchestra of self-playing instruments; he meets a bullfrog who gives him some good advice. (imdb)
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    Date with Duke (1947)
    Date with Duke (1947) - Short Film
    Duke Ellington at the piano conducts a group of puppet perfume bottles playing his "Perfume Suite." (imdb)
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    Shoe Shine Jasper (1947)
    George Pal shines a shoes while fairy godmother visits him.
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    Rhapsody in Wood (1947)
    Woody Herman spins a fairy tale about how his Woodchopper Grandpappy Herman chopped the wood necessary to form the clarinet Woody inherited and uses. Grandpappy formed it and put out magical enchanting sounds like the Pied Piper.
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    John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)
    In this George Pal Puppetoon (production number U5-6), John Henry (voice of Rex Ingram), legendary figure of American folklore, goes to work for the C.& O. Railroad, which, shortly thereafter, buys an automatic steel-driving engine, called the Inky-Poo. John Henry matches his strength against the Inky-Poo, saying that any man can beat a machine because a man has a mind. John Henry wins, but drops at the finish, never to rise again. The choral music background is by the Luvenia Nash Singers. (imdb)
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    Olio for Jasper (1946)
    Jasper gets tough with the Scarecrow when the latter tries to steal his yo-yo. The Scarecrow, anxious to have the yo-yo just so Jasper will no longer have the yo-yo, tries a new approach, and tells Jasper the sad story of his poverty-ridden childhood, and he never owned a yo-yo. The more he talks about it, the angrier the Scarecrow becomes, so Jasper runs away, and takes his yo-yo with him. (imdb)
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    Together in the Weather (1946)
    Judy lives in the fair-weather clock and Punchy over in the foul-weather, but Judy, a lovely blonde de-icer and no shrinking violet, has aspirations of luring Punchy into taking up residence in her clock. Tight sweaters and fragrant perfumes are her weapons---she doesn't need many---but an electrical storm helps her cause.
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    Jasper and the Beanstalk (1945)
    The Scarecrow trades Jasper a handful of beans for his harmonica. Jasper plants the beans and climbs up the resulting beanstalk and, at the top, finds a beautiful girl in a golden cage playing a golden harp. Jasper rescues her from the Scarecrow, brings her down the beanstalk, and spends the rest of his days dancing to the music his girlfriend plays on the harp. (imdb)
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    My Man Jasper (1945)
    My Man Jasper (1945) - Short Film
    The Scarecrow and the Crow trick Jasper out of all of his possessions. The Crow reads to the Scarecrow from Jasper's book. The Scarecrow falls asleep and dreams he is on trial for stealing Jasper's property. (imdb)
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    Hot Lips Jasper (1945)
    Jasper recovers a valuable horn, blows a few licks of "Flight of the Bumble Bee" and becomes a star.
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    Jasper's Minstrels (1945)
    This one features Jasper talking to the Talking Scarecrow. The Scarecrow then tells Jasper in flashback about his show business days. You see many scenes of dancing watermelon men and other minstrel caricatures.
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    Jasper Goes Hunting (1944)
    Jasper is hunting in the jungle with his friend the Scarecrow. They soon spot a rabbit hole, and Jasper points the gun in the opening. What pops out of the hole is Bugs Bunny, saying "Eh, What's up, Doc?" The Scarecrow says "Why, it's Bugs Bunny," Then Bugs says, "Hey I must be in the wrong picture," and he dives back in his hole.
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    And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1944)
    The story follows a boy named Marco, who describes a parade of imaginary people and vehicles traveling along a road, Mulberry Street, in an elaborate fantasy story he dreams up to tell his father at the end of his walk. However, when he arrives home he decides instead to tell his father what he actually saw--a simple horse and wagon. (Wikipedia)
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    Package for Jasper (1944)
    Jasper receives a musical instrument in the mail and plays a few tunes with the scarecrow.
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    The Little Broadcast (1943)
    The Great Maestro gets to conduct more than he can compose himself to. (imdb)
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    500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins (1943)
    Oscar nominated 1943 animated short cartoon directed by George Pal and written by Dr. Seuss.
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    Jasper's Music Lesson (1943)
    Jasper and the scarecrow play some piano.
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    Tulips Shall Grow (1942)
    A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden countryside is being over-run by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men that lay waste to everything in their path. The cartoon (note the title) was a very thinly veiled propaganda film in support of the Netherlands resistance fighters during Nazi occupation in World War 2 (The film was completed when Nazi Germany had completely occupied the Netherlands). (imdb)
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    Jasper and the Haunted House (1942)
    Jasper and the Haunted House is another George Pal Puppetoon about a black boy and his troubles. This time, the scarecrow switches a sign that leads Jasper to a haunted house instead of a deacon's place where he brings a pie. (imdb comments)
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    Sky Princess (1942)
    Sky Princess (1942) - Short Film
    In this Puppetoon, a wicked witch guards a sleeping beauty in her cloud castle; but while she's away a violin-playing prince sails up in his sky-ship. (imdb)
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    Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk (1942)
    Mr. Strauss, with the help of the forest animals, composes his greatest waltz. (imdb)
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    Jasper and the Watermelons (1942)
    Jasper's desire for a ripe, red watermelon leads him to fabulous Watermelonland where he meets adventures that lessen his desire for watermelon and increases his wish to be back in the security of his Mammy's arms. (imdb)
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    Hoola Boola (1941)
    Hoola Boola (1941) - Short Film
    Jim Dandy lands on a tropical island where he falls in love with a beautiful maiden. The young fellow is kidnapped by a tribe of cannibals who plan to cook the young man at a sacrifice that night. The young maiden saves Jim Dandy by disguising herself as an evil spirit that frightens away the evil natives. (imdb)
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    Rhythm in the Ranks (1941)
    A toy soldier, distracted by a beautiful ice skater, is derelict in his duty and gets discharged. Later, when the screwball army declares war, he lucks into a chance to redeem himself. (imdb)
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    Love on the Range (1939)
    Short film by George Pal.
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    Philips Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
    This astonishing advertisement film made in 1938 for Philips radios, is the puppet animation of Ambrose and His Orchestra performing in several nightclubs. George Pal uses the puppets from his invention called "Puppetoons", composed of numerous interchangeable wooden parts and filmed image by image.
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    Sky Pirates (1938)
    Short film by George Pal.
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    South Sea Sweethearts (1938)
    Animated puppet film advertising Horlick's malted milk.
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    What Ho, She Bumps (1937)
    The H.M.S. Hopeless engages in a pirate ship battle and becomes the H.M.S. Hopeful.
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    Ether Symphony (1936)
    Ether Symphony (1936) - Short Film
    Ether Symphony is a movie that was filmed in 1936 and directed by George Pal. The movie is a Animation and Short.
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    Aladdin and the Magic Lamp (1936)
    George Pal animation short of the fable of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.
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    The Magic Atlas (1935)
    And here, in this motion picture short meant to advertise Phillips radios, George Pal gives full rein to his sensibilities. As we see orchestras, bands and singers animated from Britain to the far steppes of Russia, we get a very silly view of how music is produced.
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    The Sleeping Beauty (1935)
    A witch casts a princess and her kingdom into a deep sleep that lasts for hundreds of years, as attempts are made in vain to break the curse.
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    Ship of the Ether (1934)
    Puppet animation film advertising Philips Radio sets. A ship steers its way to several international radio stations, where characteristic music is heard - France, Vienna, Rome, Hilversum, Berom├╝nster, Munich and Daventry. (imdb)
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    Philips Cavalcade (1934)
    Philips Cavalcade is a 1934 animated short film in the Puppetoon series. It was directed by George Pal. This took place where the people start singing and a woman Philippa Ray sings a song on the microphone. There were people dancing in playing instruments. In the on the stage four men are singing. One sings soprano and one sings bass. Suddenly one person plays the trumpet and other people start singing. They start dancing at the end.
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