Wiki: Vladislav Starevich (August 8, 1882 – February 26, 1965), born Władysław Starewicz (Russian: Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Старе́вич), was a Polish stop-motion animator who used insects and animals as his protagonists. (His name can also be spelled Starevitch, Starewich and Starewitch.)
Yes, you read it right.
The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912, 13 minutes) is about infidelity among the insects, a topic which I dare say has never before or after been attempted on film.
It opens with Mr. Beetle going to town “on business,” to stop at “The Gay Dragonfly,” a burlesque parlor.
He meets a dancer who he takes to a hotel room… the grasshopper at left wanted her too, though, and he’s mad at the beetle’s rudeness.. he’s also got a movie camera!
Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst is considered to be one of the primary pioneers of the Dada movement and Surrealism.