St. Francis (lost French animated anti-war film; 1939)
St. Francis (also known as Nightmare and Dreams and Saint Francis: Dreams and Nightmares) is a French 25 minute anti-war film directed by Berthold Bartosch.
Partially financed by Thorold Dickinson, Bartosch worked on it from 1933 to 1938. Very little is known about it, to the point where there are conflicting reports on whether it was in color or in black and white.
When the Nazis invaded Paris, the film was still in the editing stages. Bartosch deposited the film at the Cinémathèque Française, where it was destroyed during the Nazi occupation. Reportedly, a few still images have survived, but they are incredibly rare and aren't available online.
- Big Cartoon Database listing of St. Francis. Retrieved 27 Mar '16
- A Reader in Animation Studies in Google Books that mentions St. Francis. Retrieved 27 Mar '16