The Humpty Dumpty Circus (lost stop-motion animated short; 1898)


The Humpty Dumpty Circus
A still from the short.
A still from the short.
Status Lost

The Humpty Dumpty Circus was a stop-motion short from 1898 that was directed by J. Stuart Blackton and produced by Albert E. Smith, who also used his daughter's dolls as props.

It is considered to be the first (known) stop-motion short ever made but has unfortunately been lost to time with no footage available, with only some screenshots of it remaining.

Considering how old it is combined with the lack of film preservation around the time, it's highly unlikely that it will ever be found.

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Nanis149

17 months ago
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Interesting...
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Flashbcaks

15 months ago
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it might be good if someone can add those other stills mentioned :0
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Django1932

9 months ago
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This is something that be cool to see from a historical perspective. Too bad we probably never will see it.
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Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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This will never be found deal with it
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SenaUW

5 months ago
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And? This is the Lost Media Wiki, not the Lost Media That We Can Find Wiki.
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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So bizarre to think that pieces of entertainment can just be lost. At least know we know better and have extraordinary methods of preserving history and entertainment.
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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still think so seanalUW
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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and p.s IT'S A WIKI NOT A LOST AND FOUND BOX AT THE PARK
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Gorillaz27

4 months ago
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Jesus, calm down man/woman/woodland creature/inanimate object. You heard him the first time, so don't make such a big deal about it.
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Anonymous user #3

1 months ago
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I have 2 dead realtives who prob knows what this was. was born in 1899, then the other 1906 and I would sa there names and upload

the pictures I have of them , but I can't because of privacy.
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Anonymous user #3

1 months ago
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I'm anoymous user 3 btw and they were my great great great great grand parents. We have alot of stuff from this era. Like stuff you would find now where else maybe I'll find it somewhere in my house lol random fact.
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Anonymous user #3

1 months ago
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My house is full of stuff from this era
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Anonymous user #4

12 days ago
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Proof?
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