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Audioscopiks FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Jacob Leventhal
John Norling
Produced by Pete Smith
Narrated by Pete Smith
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 26, 1935 (1935-12-26)
Running time
8 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Audioscopiks is a 1935 American short documentary film directed by Jacob F. Leventhal and John A. Norling. The main point of the short was to show off 3-D film technology. The film was nominated for an Academy Award at the 8th Academy Awards in 1935 for Best Short Subject (Novelty).[2][3]

This was MGM's first film in 3-D, filmed using the red-green anaglyph process, with prints produced by Technicolor. Current prints appear to have faded to a crimson-cyan color, causing ghosting to occur when viewed.

Audioscopiks was followed by The New Audioscopiks (1938), and by Third Dimensional Murder (1941).


Audience members are given a lesson on how 3-Dimensional movies are made. After being taught about 3-D, patrons are then instructed to put on their 3-D glasses. They are then given a demonstration of 3-D with various objects moving towards the camera, including a ladder, a baseball being thrown and a woman on a swing. Smith narrates each short clip, most being 20 seconds or less.



  1. ^ 3-D movies: A History and Filmography Of Stereoscopic Cinema. McFarland. 1998. p. 134. ISBN 0-786-40578-3. 
  2. ^ "The 8th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  3. ^ "New York Times: Audioscopiks". NY Times. Retrieved June 1, 2008. 

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