Monday, April 11, 2011

Méliès Yeti

Loren Coleman's Cryptomundo blog has this fantastic scoop:

The First Frost Giant: CONQUEST OF THE POLE (1912)

You probably know film visionary and fantasist George Méliès for "A Trip to the Moon" (1902) and this iconic image:

But it turns out that in 1912, Méliès put an abominable snowman in a film! Well, it's a frost giant, but that's close enough. This is the first-ever appearance of a big hairy snow monster man in film history! And what a debut. A giant, crazy animatronic robot that fights people! Way ahead of its time.

Read the post to learn more. There's even footage!

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