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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (redirected from The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selnick)

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Book Summary from the National Book Foundation

Black and white charcoal drawings tell the story of a 12 year-old orphan who lives alone in a Paris train station; the story reveals the history of early cinema, the role of Georges Melies, and mechanics of clocks.

Book Summary from Wikipedia

Book Trailer on YouTube

Welcome to The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  Brian Selznick Biography

Explore Hugo Cabret has interactive online activities for students and teachers


Paris Train Station Window, 2009
Paris Train Station Window, 2009


Georges Méliès

Georges Méliès
Historical Connections

About George Melies

Biography of George Melies from TCM



Go here for a selection from the film Le Voyage Dans La Lune



An Excerpt from A Trip to the Moon


A Trip to the Moon and Five Other Free Films by Georges Melies, the Father of Special Effects



  Link to Alice Guy-Blache, Pioneering Woman Filmmaker



Examples from Early Cinema


 Fantasmagorie (1908) by Emil Cohl


  • First animated film using hand-drawn illustrations



  Steamboat Willie (1928)


  • First Mickey Mouse cartoon 



Fantasia (1940)


  • Animation set to classical music by Disney 


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