movie material is so vast that volumes could be written
on each country. Nothing is standard - oddities and exceptions
are frequent - so there is no way, by any stretch of the
imagination, to cover this topic completely.
are some suprising facts about the development of the movie
· The first movies were made in France.
· The first feature film (over one hour in length)
was made in Australia in 1906.
films followed in:
United Kingdom (1912),
then FINALLY the
States in 1912.
The first 3-D cartoon was released in Canada.
· The first feature length cartoon film was El Apostol,
released in Argentina in 1917.
The first full length cartoon talkie was Peludopolis, also
from Argentina, released in 1931.
The Adventures of Pinocchio was released in Italy in 1936.
The first US cartoon feature, Walt Disney's Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs, which was released in 1937. Snow White
was, however, the world's first cartoon feature to be made
in both sound and color.
world output of full-length feature films is around 4,000
films annually. Almost one-half of these films are produced
in Asia, the largest producer being India, who releases
over 700 movies per year. This compares to the approximately
3-400 full-length feature films released in the theaters
in the United States annually.
have tried to cover a brief history of the film industry in each major
country and important information to serve temporarily until we can
construct a larger and more indepth site on each. As we finalize and
turn on an individual site, we will mark the site below as 'website
online'. Be sure to check the various links to different sections,
articles and reports. For a more indepth look at a world wide view
of the cinema, see our website Global Cinema.
many other countries don't have the same restrictions or structure
as in the US industry, there are many WONDERFUL posters by a wide
variety of poster artists. Many of the US television series have also
been released to theaters in some countries.
those that are not familiar with International Posters, we have also
prepared an article 'Introduction
to International Posters'
invite you to browse the MoviePosterDataBase.com (MPDB)and notice all the different
variations. Be sure to check the Release Info under each title for
aka's. We have over a million links online so be sure and click around
for additional info.