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The Einstein Theory of Relativity (1923) is a silent short film directed by Dave Fleischer and released by Fleischer Studios. History[edit] In August 1922,.. Scientific American
Scientific American
published an article explaining their position that a silent film would be unsuccessful in presenting Albert Einstein's theory of relativity to the general public. They argued that only as part of a broader educational package including lecture and text would such film be successful. Scientific American then went on to review frames from an unnamed German film reported to be financially successful. Six months later, on February 8, 1923, the Fleischers released their relativity film, produced in collaboration with popular science journalist Garrett P. Serviss
Garrett P. Serviss
to accompany his book on the same topic. Two versions of the Fleischer film are reported to exist – a shorter two-reel (20 minute) edit intended for general theater audiences, and a longer five-reel (50 minute) version intended for educational use.[1] The Fleischers lifted footage from the German predecessor, Die Grundlagen der Einsteinschen Relativitäts-Theorie,[2] directed by Hanns-Walter Kornblum, for inclusion into their film. Presented here are images from the Fleischer film and German film. If actual footage was not recycled into The Einstein Theory of Relativity, these images and text from the Scientific American
Scientific American
article suggest that original visual elements from the German film were.[3] This film, like much of the Fleischer's work, has fallen into the public domain. Unlike Fleischer Studio's Superman or Betty Boop cartoons, The Einstein Theory of Relativity has very few existing prints and is available in 16mm
from only a few specialized film preservation organizations. References[edit]

^ " Relativity in the Films" (PDF). Scientific American. August 1922. Retrieved 2008-07-14.  ^ Die Grundlagen der Einsteinschen Relativitäts-Theorie on IMDb ^ "Re: First animated feature ever". Archived from the original on 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 

External links[edit]

The Einstein Theory of Relativity on IMDb The Einstein Theory of Relativity at Vimeo The Einstein Theory of Relativity DVD of the film bundled with guidebook by Garrett P. Serviss
Garrett P. Serviss
(and including another Fleischer documentary, Evolution), from Apogee Books, ISBN 1-894959-51-5.

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Theatrical short film series

Out of the Inkwell
Out of the Inkwell
(1918 – 1926) Inkwell Imps (1927 – 1929) Song Car-Tunes (1924 – 1926) Screen Songs (1929 – 1938) Talkartoons (1929 – 1932) Betty Boop
Betty Boop
(1932 – 1941) Popeye
the Sailor (1933 – 1942, list of shorts) Color Classics (1934 – 1941) Hunky and Spunky (1938 – 1941) Animated Antics (1939 – 1941) Stone Age (1940) Gabby (1940 – 1941) Superman (1941 – 1942)

One-shot theatrical short films

Darwin's Theory of Evolution
Darwin's Theory of Evolution
(1923) The Einstein Theory of Relativity (1923) Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy (1941) The Raven
The Raven

Theatrical feature films

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Mr. Bug Goes to Town

See also

Bray Productions Famous Studios Paramount Pictures

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relativity General relativity Mass–energy equivalence
Mass–energy equivalence
(E=mc2) Brownian motion Photoelectric effect Einstein coefficients Einstein solid Equivalence principle Einstein field equations Einstein radius Einstein relation (kinetic theory) Cosmological constant Bose–Einstein condensate Bose–Einstein statistics Bose–Einstein correlations Einstein–Cartan theory Einstein–Infeld–Hoffmann equations Einstein–de Haas effect EPR paradox Bohr–Einstein debates Teleparallelism Unsuccessful investigations


Annus Mirabilis papers
Annus Mirabilis papers
(1905) "Investigations on the Theory of Brownian Movement" (1905) Relativity: The Special
and the General Theory (1916) The World as I See It (1934) "Why Socialism?" (1949) Russell–Einstein Manifesto (1955)


Pauline Koch
Pauline Koch
(mother) Hermann Einstein
Hermann Einstein
(father) Maja Einstein
Maja Einstein
(sister) Mileva Marić
Mileva Marić
(first wife) Elsa Einstein
Elsa Einstein
(second wife) Lieserl Einstein
Lieserl Einstein
(daughter) Hans Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
(son) Eduard Einstein (son) Bernhard Caesar Einstein
Bernhard Caesar Einstein
(grandson) Evelyn Einstein (granddaughter) Thomas Martin Einstein (great-grandson)

Einstein Prizes

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Albert Einstein
Award Albert Einstein
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Medal Albert Einstein
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Peace Prize Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
World Award of Science Einstein Prize (APS) Einstein Prize for Laser Science


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House Einstein refrigerator Brain In popular culture Einsteinium Awards and honors List of things named after Albert Einstein Einstein Papers Project Die Grundlagen der Einsteinschen Relativitäts-Theorie (1922 documentary) The Einstein Theory of Relativity (1923 documentary) Relics: Einstein's Brain Genius (2017 series)

Books about Einstein

Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel Einstein and Religion Einstein for Beginners I Am Albert Einstein Introducing Relativity

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