The George Pal Collection

The George Pal Collection

“A special effect is as big a star as any in the world.”

Hungarian-born George Pal was an animator, film producer and director who specialized in fantasy and science-fiction films. Pal first rose to fame in the 1930s as the creator of the Puppetoons (aka Pal-Doll technique), a type of stop motion puppet animation. He used the technique in a series of popular short films. After World War II, Pal decided to move into live-action movies.

(in chronological order):

Breaking Into Features
  • The Great Rupert (1950)
  • Destination Moon (1950)
The Paramount Years
The MGM Years


The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985) (Produced and directed by Arnold Leibovit)