If you have not yet seen the movie “The Dancing Pig” (Le Cochon Danseur) you are in for a treat. Website link to YouTube
This is the colorized, songs-extra edition of a 1907 movie that was at first a silent, black-and-white burlesque movie produced in 1907. It was probably primarily based on a Vaudeville act. In the short movie, a woman dances with an animatronic pig. She humiliates the pig, and then he (seemingly) exacts his revenge by consuming her offstage.
“Looking past what fashionable audiences could locate ‘creepy’, it’s truly an endearing and melancholy story. The pig will come dressed as a refined gentleman to check out and court the lovely dancer but following rejecting him, she mocks him, humiliates him and strips him to steal his dignity, then dresses him in woman costume prior to going down to just bloomers. I’m guessing there is some fundamental symbolism in there someplace. As for the costume – it looks creepy, even though I might imagine was not intended to the way old fashioned clowns appear creepy to modern day audiences. I think it truly is so properly executed that it falls into the group ‘uncanny valley.’ But the animatronics of the head are outstanding by any conventional, specifically the capacity to sneer the jowls back to expose the teeth. Together with the lolling tongue, flapping ears and independently transferring eyes, I might imagine the wearer/ operator had pretty a activity doing the job all the controls. You can see how 1 or both of those arms hang limp as he retracts his hands inside of to then achieve up to operate the head. I’m guessing he experienced a minimal watch by way of the mouth far too. So, looking at all the animation/ puppeteering he experienced to do… even though dancing, it a speculate how he could even continue to be on his ft in that doubtlessly heavy match, enable together really dance! This movie is so substantially more than just a ‘creepy’ curious spectacle.”