Past Film/Video | Classics

The Emperor’s Nightingale

(Císařův slavík, Jiří Trnka and Miloš Makovec, 1949)

Zoom Family Programming

Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Emperor’s Nightingale tells the story of a Chinese emperor who becomes enchanted by a nightingale’s song, and then that of the bird’s mechanical replacement. Dialogue-free but bursting with imagery and imagination, it’s simply one of the most dazzling stop-motion animated films ever made! (72 mins., DCP)

Still from The Emperor’s Nightingale

The Emperor’s Nightingale, image courtesy of the Czech National Film Archive.

Still from The Emperor’s Nightingale

The Emperor’s Nightingale, image courtesy of the Czech National Film Archive.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

The Emperor’s Nightingale