Film ID:
YFA 5216

JOHN BULL'S ANIMATED SKETCH BOOK

c.1916

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Description

This is a film showing a hand drawing an animation of Kaiser Wilhelm II.  It’s thought to be a political cartoon produced during the First World War.  

The animation begins with the drawing of the dodo bird that sits on the top of his helmet.  When it has been drawn, the eagle exclaims “Sister” “Brothers” and "Bill & His All-lies".  The hand continues to draw The Kaiser, who gradually becomes more recognisable.  As it does so, the bird makes more exclamations: "What are you looking at", "What the?!", "Bill", "E’s got the ear-ache", and, finally, "Don’t ‘e tickle Bill?"