The Birth of the Robot

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This stop-motion animation was made as an advertisement for Shell Oil, and depicts an optimistic view of the future where motor oil makes everything better. Shell commissioned Len Lye to make The Birth of the Robot for cinema distribution on the strength of The Peanut Vendor, his previous experimental animation with puppets.

Catalogue Reference F9625

Year 1936


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