A child dreams of the Bible tale enacted by toys.
Tale of the Ark (1909)
|Director||Arthur Melbourne Cooper|
(Alternative) Noah’s Ark
(Alternative) The Tale of the Ark
CategoriesAnimals Animation Based on the Bible Bible Bible Movie Biblical Drama Black and White Children Drama Fantasy Noah Noah's Flood Old Testament Short Silent Film Stop-Motion Toy AnimationChildrenDramaFantasyShortAnimals, Based on the Bible, Bible, Bible Movie, Biblical Drama, Black and White, Noah, Noah's Flood, Old Testament, Silent Film, Stop-Motion, Toy
One of the often forgotten pioneers of British cinema, Arthur Melbourne Cooper, shot and exhibited Noah's Ark in 1909. It was the world's first cinematic depiction of Noah, the ark, and the flood that he was saved from. The film is a mix of live-action and stop-motion animation using plush toys and plastic animal figures.
The film is based on the famous story of Noah's Ark from the Bible. A little girl is seen playing with her doll house and toys in the compound of her house. She falls asleep while playing and dreams that her doll house is actually Noah's Ark and toy animals and birds are boarding the ark. Soon it starts to thunder and heavy rainfall begins to flood the place. The ark starts to float taking all the animals to a safe place. Watch the movie to see what happens after this.
Source: Antara's Diary
|Arthur Melbourne Cooper||-||Director|
There is no room morals in this film, but as it begins with a child that falls asleep it indicates that this is thought of as a film for children to show with children toys the story of Noah's ark. Animals get in the ark, the flood comes, the bird finds the leaf, the ark stops and the animals come out. Basic stuff, but probably quite entertaining for children at the time.