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|Also Known As:||George Jules Pal||Died:||May 2, 1980|
|Born:||February 1, 1908||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Hungary||Profession:||Producer ... producer special effects artist director|
Set designer with UFA before moving in the 1930s to Western Europe, where he produced ingenious short advertising films featuring wire-jointed, stylized puppets. In 1940 Pal moved to Hollywood, where he produced the "Puppetoons" series for Paramount and began directing and/or producing special-effects oriented features including "War of the Worlds" (1953) and "The Time Machine" (1960). He received a special Academy Award in 1943 for developing a technique which combined animation with live action.
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