1923 animated film about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

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10 Responses to “1923 animated film about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity”

  1. Ripcord2 says:

    “best known for their delightful Betty Boop cartoons.”

    Those were both popular and delightful, but they really were BEST known for their original Popeye shorts (and movie), which were significantly more popular.

    Also, their string of Superman shorts were pretty popular, and remain pretty delightful =)

  2. GrymRpr says:

    Shame that need so much work but it’s better than nothing.

    As for Fleischer Studios.. best known for Betty Boop? Mark, You are not forgetting Their Superman series: http://www.archive.org/details/superman_1941  or, maybe another small series, Popeye: http://www.archive.org/details/Popeye_In_Blow_Me_Down

    ;)

  3. I feel that’s the best explanation of this theory I’ve ever seen.

  4. jeligula says:

    In 1979, I once tried to explain orbital mechanics to my step-father, who was a Mississippi share-cropper born in 1933, turned career US Postman.  I was 10 years old and understood it completely, but could not get it through his head that there was no up and down in space because it was all relative.  Still, using that example to demonstrate relativity is quite simplistic.  But ten years before my step-father was born, it should have served as a basis to understand that science is real.

  5. Joshua Van Wie says:

    The model of the two revolvers attached to the wooden wagon wheel are so far removed from our “modern” society. It is fascinating to see this used to explain a century old theory that had such a large role in creating the world today.

  6. An Infinitude of Tortoises says:

    Based on the Garrett P. Serviss book, perhaps?

  7. Sirkowski says:

    Is the rocket at the end going backwards in time?

  8. fnc says:

    Pretty good explanation of gravitational lensing, but it got all hand wavy with the time travel bit at the end. Wouldn’t the space ship have to go faster than the speed of light (a no-no according to Mr. Einstein) to “overtake” past rays of light?

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