Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

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Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase
Directed byJoan C. Gratz
Produced byJoan C. Gratz
StarringJean G. Poulot
Music byJamie Haggerty, Chel White
Joan C. Gratz Productions
Distributed byPyramid Films
Release date
Running time
7 minutes [1][2]
CountryUnited States

Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase is a 1992 American animated short by Joan C. Gratz. Consisting of 2-D claymation, it features famous paintings morphing into each other.[3][4]

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It won the 1992 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. [8]


It was released on DVD by Hen's Tooth in 2004 alongside her other works.[9]

It is also available for streaming.[10]


  1. ^ MUBI
  2. ^ Frierson, Michael (1994). Clay Animation. New York: Twayne Publishers. p. 27.
  3. ^ 1993 Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase: Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive
  4. ^ Pyramid Media
  5. ^ Pop Matters
  6. ^ DVD Talk
  7. ^ Mona Lisa descending a staircase (VHS tape, 1992) -
  8. ^ Short Film Winners: 1993 Oscars
  9. ^ Mona Lisa descending a staircase (DVD video, 2004) -
  10. ^

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