Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal

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The works of "Puppetoon" creator and special effects wizard George Pal are perhaps best seen separately and in toto rather than lumped together in fragmentary form. The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal contains an abundance of enjoyable film clips, but most are far too short for the audience to fully appreciate Pal's cinematic contributions. The narration suffers from banality, while the overall pacing of the documentary is lumpy. Still, for those who've never seen Pal's Puppetoon shorts, or his early features The Great Rupert (1950) and Destination Moon, this compilation serves as a tantalizing teaser. Paul Frees narrates The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal, while several Pal associates and admirers, including Ray Bradbury, Roy Disney, Ray Harryhausen and Walter Lantz, are interviewed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Chapter List

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Introducing; Main Title [3:52]
2. The Big Idea [2:09]
3. Puppetoons Are Born [2:52]
4. A Home in Hollywood [4:47]
5. Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk 1942 [:58]
6. Tulips Shall Grow 1942 [1:03]
7. John Henry and the Inky Poo 1946 [1:39]
8. Tuby the Tuba 1947 [2:07]
9. The Great Rupert 1949 [3:21]
10. A New Age; Destination Moon 1950 [7:51]
11. When Worlds Collide 1951 [2:01]
12. The War of the Worlds 1953 [8:57]
13. Houdini 1953 [4:18]
14. The Naked Jungle 1954 [1:25]
15. The Conquest of Space 1955 [3:57]
16. Tom Thumb 1958 [7:14]
17. The Time Machine 1959 [10:25]
18. Atlantis: The Lost Continent 1961 [1:15]
19. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962 [10:25]
20. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 1964 [8:04]
21. The Genius of George Pal [2:36]
22. End Credits [1:59]