20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1907

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The film, a parody of the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, follows a fisherman, Yves, who dreams of traveling by submarine to the bottom of the ocean, where he encounters both realistic and fanciful sea creatures, including a chorus of naiads played by dancers from the Théâtre du Châtelet. Méliès's design for the film includes cut-out sea animals patterned after Alphonse de Neuville's illustrations for Verne's novel.

  • Released: 1907-01-01
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
  • Stars: Georges Méliès
  • Director: Georges Méliès