WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, Willis 1886-1962

Overview
Works: 63 works in 157 publications in 5 languages and 1,286 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Monster films  Fantasy films  Silent films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Short films 
Roles: Producer, tcd, Author, Director, Production personnel, spe, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Willis O'Brien
The lost world by Harry O Hoyt( Visual )

44 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorer Professor Challenger is taking quite a beating in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon. Newspaper reporter Edward Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow explorer Maple White's daughter, Paula. Malone's paper funds an expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by renowned hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by pre-historic creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them
History of animation : origins of American animation (1900-1921)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, 21 complete films and two fragments, showcases the best of the Library of Congress's animated cartoons from the first decades of this century, an era full of surprises and experimentation. Featuring Krazy Kat, Bobby Bumps, Dud, Mutt & Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Gertie, and others, as well as WWI-era war cartoons
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of the Fantasy Feature: 1. The patchwork girl of Oz -- 2. Magic brains -- 3. The woozy -- 4. The Emerald City -- 5. The house of magic -- 6. Hoppertown -- 7. The throne room of Ozma of Oz -- 8. A happy ending
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

23 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figurante sans travail, Ann Darrow est engagée par le réalisateur Carl Denham pour être la vedette de son prochain film. Le Venture, le navire transportant toute l'équipe, atteint Skull Island, une île mystérieuse ou vivrait une créature légendaire vénérée par les indigènes et appelée Kong. Peu après le débarquement sur l'île, Ann est enlevée par les indigènes. Ces derniers souhaitent l'offrir en sacrifice à Kong
Origins of American animation, 1900-1921( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, 21 complete films and two fragments, showcases the best of the Library of Congress's animated cartoons from the first decades of this century, an era full of surprises and experimentation. Featuring Krazy Kat, Bobby Bumps, Dud, Mutt & Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Gertie, and others, as well as WWI-era war cartoons
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slick nightclub owner discovers the giant ape frolicking in Africa as the beloved pet of young girl. He brings both to Hollywood as a floor-show sensation, until some no-goods ply Joe with booze and the blitzed behemoth goes bonkers
Animation, the beginning. 1906-1927( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of animated films dating from 1906 to 1927
Before Mickey : an animated anthology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-five silent animated short films (some with live-action) made between 1900 and 1928, with piano accompaniment. Featuring Felix, Bobby Bumps, Alice, and others
Before Mickey : an animated anthology( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-five silent animated short films made between 1900 and 1928, with piano accompaniment
The lost world( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic adventure tale is remembered as one of the great silent films and as the first great classic of mons monster animation
Stop-motion marvels! : featuring the Kinex collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early examples of stop-motion animation, featuring rare Kinex films, originally made in Hollywood for distribution to the new "home movie" market of the 1920's. Also includes early silent examples by the medium's pioneers including J. Stuart Blackton and Willis O'Brien
Willis O'Brien primitives( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short films demonstrating the stop-motion animation techniques developed by Willis O'Brien
Cartoon classics. early animation( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine silent era animated films, some with music scores
Cartoon classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six silent era animated films, three with music scores
The beast of Hollow Mountain ; The Neanderthal man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neanderthal man: In a peaceful town of the High Sierras, Professor Cliff Groves sets out to prove his unpopular theory that primitive man was the intellectual equal of ourselves. Using himself as a guinea pig, he begins a series of dangerous injections which, when previously tested on an ordinary house cat, produced a sabre-toothed tiger. Groves soon reverts to primal man, a cunning, hungry animal with the uncontrollable urge to kill
Le monde perdu by Harry O Hoyt( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jacquette indique : "Le Professeur Challenger organise une expédition pour prouver sa théorie sur le "Monde perdu". Après plusieurs jours de voyage, son équipe découvre un plateau peuplé de dinosaures. Il tient enfin la preuve de l'existence des monstres préhistoriques..."
The Einstein theory of relativity by Garrett Putman Serviss( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Movie animation by Max Fleischer, with book by Garrett P Serviss, special bonus Fleischer movie, "Evolution" including special effects by original King Kong creator Willis O'Brien."--Publisher website
Cartoon classics : Bugs Bunny by Cartoon Classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six animated cartoon classics from the silent era
A pleasant evening; a play in one act for three men and a part of a fourth by Willis O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die verlorene Welt The lost world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
O'Brien, Willis 1886-1962

Willis O’Brien US-amerikanischer Tricktechniker

Willis O'Brien

Willis O'Brien Amerikaans filmregisseur

Willis O'Brien animatore e regista statunitense

Willis O'Brien cinéaste américain

Вілліс Гарольд О'Браєн

Уиллис О’Брайан

ویلیس اچ. اوبرایان

ウィリス・オブライエン

威利斯·奥布里

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