animated cartoon Matches: An Appeal © unknown
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Matches: An Appeal

A propaganda film in which two animated matchstick-men write a notice on a blackboard asking for donations to the match company Bryant & May, so that matches can be forwarded to soldiers fighting in the Boer War.

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Not perhaps the first animation, but certainly the first stop-animation (1899). This is simply a short ad for Bryant and May encouraging the viewer to buy matches so that Bryant...
Created by: unknown
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK
Alternate Titles: Matches Appeal, Match Appeal
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Matches: An Appeal -- Online copy of the film.
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