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Stop-Motion film from 1908 about Toys coming to life.
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The original Toy Story. Enjoy this positively manic animation of a toy town battle royal that would have delighted Edwardian audiences in 1908.

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1898 short film about Father Christmas

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Santa Claus by G.A. Smith (1898)

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Looking for a hands-on gift that the young (and young at heart) will adore?

Victorian Shadowlight Theater updated their cover photo.
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Merry Christmas from Victorian Shadowlight Theater!

Here we are at a private event with our Toy Theater version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
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Experience Christmas in state-of-the-art 1890s style! This charming and nostalgic shadow puppetry show will warm hearts of the entire family. Watch the magic of the holidays come to life on the screen with special effects, live music, and storytelling.

DEC25
Sun 2:30 PM ESTArt Museums of Colonial WilliamsburgWilliamsburg
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automata - the art of mechanical wonders

From the bestselling children's novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" to the Oscar nominated film "Hugo," automatons - mechanical marvels from a time gone by ...
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19th c Peepshow and Toy Theater exhibit at the V&A

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Come in and have a look at these paper scenes!

Long before the time of Disney and Pixar, artists made images move using a variety of -scopes and -tropes.
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Shadow Puppet Play

DEC25
Fri 2:30 PM ESTArt Museums of Colonial WilliamsburgWilliamsburg
Learn about Holiday Memories in the historic colonial city of Williamsburg, VA. See dates, explore our event calendar, purchase tickets, and more.
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Puss In Boots, Lotte Reiniger, 1954

VST is performing today at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center in Richmond, VA at 11:00am.

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Magic Lantern Theater in Amish Country, Pennsylvania!

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The Amish Experience

Join us at the Plain & Fancy Theater for the premiere of our Patriotic Magic Lantern Show, "This Is My Country," on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:00PM. This Victor...ian spectacle, at the only permanent Magic Lantern Theater in the world, features a costumed showman, nineteenth century special effects, original musical score, audience interaction, Victorian and original artwork. Shows run Tuesday-Saturday through September 6. Tickets can be purchased online here: http://www.webreserv.com/showproduct.do…

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During a recent Research Trip, we were fortunate to meet Mr. Balzer and enjoy viewing and studying Antique Shadow Puppets, Ombres Chinoises, White Shadows, and many other amazing Antique Optical Illusions!

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