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Charlie Chaplin in the lion’s cage: The Circus (1928)

In this scene from The Circus (1928), a Charlie Chaplin classic film and now a favorite in our house, Charlie gets trapped in a lion's cage. It required around 200 takes with a real lion, and is one in a series of sil...

Georges Méliès: Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon)

Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon), the landmark silent film directed by prolific filmmaker Georges Méliès in 1902. And if this video disappears, you can watch it on Amazon. From Wikipedia: ...

Fred Astaire’s famous dance scene in Royal Wedding (1951)

Hang on to your chairs and lamps. This is You’re All the World to Me, Fred Astaire’s famous 1951 dance scene in Royal Wedding. How did he do it? We’re keeping that under wraps at...

Charlie Chaplin’s dinner roll dance

This is Charlie Chaplin performing one of the most memorable moments in film history: the dinner roll dance, or table ballet, from the silent comedy classic The Gold Rush (1925).

Kermit the Frog – The Rainbow Connection

Kermit the Frog sings The Rainbow Connection in The Muppet Movie. It was nominated for Best Song at the 1979 Academy Awards. There are more rainbows in the archives, as well as these two video gems: Jim Henson maki...

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin’ (1941)

From 1941’s Hellzapoppin’, watch this phenomenal performance by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, the Savoy Ballroom's supreme swing dance group founded in 1935 by Herbert “Whitey” White. This cl...

Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh

One of the many classic scenes in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the brilliant Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh.Follow it up with these two: Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the rain, an...

Fred Astaire: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Fred Astaire plays (and dances to) Nice Work If You Can Get It in an iconic scene from 1937’s A Damsel in Distress. This was shot in one continuous take. There are more classics and dancing in the archives. Th...

Plants and Insects Magnified Thousands of Times

German photographer Stefan Diller has made micro worlds into immense and detailed landscapes to fly over. After three years of work, he’s refined a mix of scanning electron microscope (...

Blues Brothers & Ray Charles – Shake a Tail Feather (1980)

When you’re looking to buy an instrument, you should really test it out to make sure it’s still in good condition. In this scene from the Blues Brothers (1980), Elwood and Jake get some help from music st...

Gene Kelly: Singin’ in the Rain.

A clip of Gene Kelly from Singin’ in the Rain. Classics 101.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – Let Yourself Go

Iconic team Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance to Irving Berlin’s Let Yourself Go in Follow The Fleet (1936). Updated video link.

Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs

Noreen Corcoran sings “Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs" to Donald O’Connor from the 1953 movie, I Love Melvin. Not only does it feature this catchy little song, but it includes Donald tap dancing on his roll...

A clip from Oceans by Jacques Perrin

Featuring the incredible power of nature, this intense clip from Oceans, a French documentary film by Jacques Perrin (released in the US by Disneynature), shows dramatic footage of several kinds of ships (and a light...

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra – Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, 1949’s Take Me Out to the Ball Game. You know, just a couple of baseball players who also do vaudeville!

Ella Fitzgerald sings A Tisket a Tasket

The amazing Ella Fitzgerald, in her first screen role, singing A Tisket a Tasket from Abbott and Costello’s Ride Em Cowboy.

St. Louis Blues March – Jimmy Stewart in the Glenn Miller Story

The kiddo loves something about this video, whether it be the music or the marching, he has watched it many, many times in the last few weeks. And it’s a win-win: I love that he now kn...

Penguin babies taking their first steps

Penguin babies (specifically Emperor Penguin babies in Antarctica) taking their first steps! From The March of the Penguins, narrated by Morgan Freeman. Updated video.

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