WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, Willis 1886-1962

Overview
Works: 59 works in 154 publications in 5 languages and 1,283 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Monster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Animal films  Silent films  Animated films  Children's films  Film remakes 
Roles: Producer, Author, tcd, Director, Production personnel, spe, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Willis O'Brien
The lost world by Harry O Hoyt( Visual )

46 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expedition discovers a forgotten plateau in South America where dinosaurs are still a reality. They finally return to London with the living proof of their discovery, a Brontosaurus that proceeds to run amok in the London streets
History of animation : origins of American animation (1900-1921)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, 21 complete films and two fragments, showcases the best of the Library of Congress's animated cartoons from the first decades of this century, an era full of surprises and experimentation. Featuring Krazy Kat, Bobby Bumps, Dud, Mutt & Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Gertie, and others, as well as WWI-era war cartoons
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

23 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film producer on safari brings back a giant ape which terrorizes New York
Origins of American animation, 1900-1921( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, 21 complete films and two fragments, showcases the best of the Library of Congress's animated cartoons from the first decades of this century, an era full of surprises and experimentation. Featuring Krazy Kat, Bobby Bumps, Dud, Mutt & Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Gertie, and others, as well as WWI-era war cartoons
Animation, the beginning. 1906-1927( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of animated films dating from 1906 to 1927
Before Mickey : an animated anthology( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-five silent animated short films made between 1900 and 1928, with piano accompaniment
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slick nightclub owner discovers the giant ape frolicking in Africa as the beloved pet of young girl. He brings both to Hollywood as a floor-show sensation, until some no-goods ply Joe with booze and the blitzed behemoth goes bonkers
Stop-motion marvels! : featuring the Kinex collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early examples of stop-motion animation, featuring rare Kinex films, originally made in Hollywood for distribution to the new "home movie" market of the 1920's. Also includes early silent examples by the medium's pioneers including J. Stuart Blackton and Willis O'Brien
Willis O'Brien primitives( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short films demonstrating the stop-motion animation techniques developed by Willis O'Brien. Part of a test film made by O'Brien about 1931 for Merian C. Cooper, producer and director of King Kong
Cartoon classics. early animation( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine silent era animated films, some with music scores
Cartoon classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six silent era animated films, three with music scores
The beast of Hollow Mountain ; The Neanderthal man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neanderthal man: In a peaceful town of the High Sierras, Professor Cliff Groves sets out to prove his unpopular theory that primitive man was the intellectual equal of ourselves. Using himself as a guinea pig, he begins a series of dangerous injections which, when previously tested on an ordinary house cat, produced a sabre-toothed tiger. Groves soon reverts to primal man, a cunning, hungry animal with the uncontrollable urge to kill
The Einstein theory of relativity by Garrett Putman Serviss( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Movie animation by Max Fleischer, with book by Garrett P Serviss, special bonus Fleischer movie, "Evolution" including special effects by original King Kong creator Willis O'Brien."--Publisher website
Le monde perdu by Harry O'Hoyt( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jacquette indique : "Le Professeur Challenger organise une expédition pour prouver sa théorie sur le "Monde perdu". Après plusieurs jours de voyage, son équipe découvre un plateau peuplé de dinosaures. Il tient enfin la preuve de l'existence des monstres préhistoriques..."
Cartoon classics : Bugs Bunny by Cartoon Classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six animated cartoon classics from the silent era
Cartoon classics. early animation (1906-1926)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine cartoons from the early days of cinema, originally issued from 1906 to 1926
The dinosaur and the missing link( Visual )

5 editions published between 1917 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur
A pleasant evening; a play in one act for three men and a part of a fourth by Willis O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lost world revisited( Visual )

2 editions published between 1947 and 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abbreviated version of the 1925 film The Lost World with voice-over narration and commentary. This first of the prehistoric 'lost world' films was also the first feature to use stop-action animation. The creator of the special effects, Willis O'Brien, subsequently refined his method in King Kong (1932)
 
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Alternative Names
O'Brien, Willis 1886-1962

Willis O’Brien US-amerikanischer Tricktechniker

Willis O'Brien

Willis O'Brien Amerikaans filmregisseur

Willis O'Brien animatore e regista statunitense

Willis O'Brien cinéaste américain

Вілліс Гарольд О'Браєн

Уиллис О’Брайан

ویلیس اچ. اوبرایان

ウィリス・オブライエン

威利斯·奧布里

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