Road to Harry Potter - A brief history of fantasy movies. The oh-so-wonderful Georges Melies, celebrated by Martin Scorcese (in 'Hugo') and anyone who has been fortunate enough to watch 'Trip to the Moon'
The Impossible Voyage dir. Georges Méliès): Explorers wanting to discover outer space accidentally fly into the mouth of the sun as it yawns. Coloring was done frame by frame by women in a production-line-method.
Georges Méliès December 1861 – 21 January full name Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.