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Le Royaume des fées
Also known as Fairyland; or, The Kingdom of the Fairies in the USA
(1903) French
B&W : One reel / 1080 feet
Directed by Georges Méliès

Cast: [?] Georges Méliès?

Méliès Star-Film production. / Produced by Georges Méliès. / [?] 35mm spherical format? Color-tinted. / Fantasy trip utilizes fades, dissolves, stop-motion photography, elaborate sets, moving sets, cartoons, table-top miniature sets, and shooting underwater scenes through fish tanks with live fish. 32 scenes. An original music score was prepared for the September 1903 premieres in Paris, London and New York. Some prints were hand-tinted. The film was © 3 September 1903 in the USA.

Drama: Fantasy.

Survival status: Prints exist in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive; in the George Eastman Museum film archive [incomplete 35mm positive]; and in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Animals: Whales - Barrels - Beds - Canes - Castles - Caverns - Crime: Kidnapping - Demons - Fires - Fish - Harbors - Miniatures - Rescues - Royalty: Kings, Queens - Servants - Shields - Ships - Shipwrecks - Stars - Storms - Swimming - Trick films - Undersea scenes - Water - Weapons: Spears, Swords

Listing updated: 8 March 2011.

References: Film viewing : Altman-Sound p. 100; Fell-History pp. 40, 45; Musser-Emerge pp. 299, 601; Niver-First pp. 38-40, 43; Robinson-Palace pp. 77, 79 : Image-34-1-2 p. 37 : Website-GEM.

Home video: DVD.

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