Standard 8mm | 1 x 15m/50ft | B&W | Silent
Print condition: G-VG | Original box
This is a short animated film on travelling to the moon, produced and released by Degeto/Tobis, probably in the early 1940s. Silent with German titles.
Using a scale model of a rocket, miniature sets and some 2D animation, the film documents the take-off from earth, the voyage to the moon and the return trip.
The film is complete and has no splices. Apart from a slight warping at the start (which was not a problem in projection), condition is good to very good. A rare and unique film, which comes in its original gold and red slipcase and includes the original educational leaflet.
Degeto was the same company that issued the Weltspiegel newsreels, which helped spread Nazi propaganda all over Europe. This film was part of a large collection of Degeto films which, according to its former owner, was confiscated by a member of the Dutch resistance in the last days of WWII.
Released by Degeto/Tobis, Germany. No. V/3.