Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 4, 1935

The New Gulliver (Amkino) contains what is probably the most extraordinary cast ever seen in cinema: 3,000 puppets. Made of clay, rubber, metal, wood and cloth, specially designed to act for the camera, they are operated not by strings like ordinary marionettes but by invisible human hands which change the puppets' positions and expressions between each film exposure. It took 25 separate shots, for example, to show a puppet raising his arm. This process gives their activities the staccato quality of a Walt Disney cartoon but it is by no means their principal...

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