Phil Edwards from the Vox Almanac series explores the origins of the oldest form of filmed animation – favoured by Aardman, Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson but first popularised over a century ago by insect collector Wladyslaw Starewicz . To wit:
His 1912 film, The Cameraman’s Revenge, was the most significant of those early experiments. By that time, he’d been discovered as a precocious museum director in a Lithuanian Natural History Museum, and that enabled him to make movies. The Cameraman’s Revenge was his boldest experiment yet, depicting a tryst between star-crossed (bug) lovers.