The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal

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The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal
Directed by Arnold Leibovit
Produced by Arnold Leibovit
Written by Arnold Leibovit
Starring George Pal
Release dates
  • 1985 (1985)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal is a documentary film about Academy Award winning producer/director George Pal. It was written, directed, and produced by Arnold Leibovit and released in 1985.[1] The film was premiered at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as part of the annual George Pal Lecture on Fantasy in Film.[2]

It follows Pal’s career, beginning with his early life in Hungary and Germany, and covering his progression from cartoon artist to creator of stop-motion animated short films (known as Puppetoons) to full length feature motion pictures. Pal was a visionary and innovator in the world of motion pictures, especially in the area of stop motion animation, which he pioneered. His work earned him eight Academy Awards and served as an inspiration for Gene Roddenberry, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, among others. The film includes interviews with Pal's cast members, crew, and peers, as well as Pal himself.

The film was released on DVD on August 29, 2000.[3]



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