A Trip to the Moon restored

A Trip to the Moon (1902), one of the first films with animated effects, restored….

“It was the first blockbuster in the history of cinema. Now the 1902 silent movie A Trip to the Moon by the French film-maker Georges Melies has been restored in one of the most complex and ambitious movie projects ever. The film also has been given an original new soundtrack by the famed French electronica band Air.”

There’s a BBC video report on the restoration.