Morphing  

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Les Poires, as sold separately to cover the expenses of a trial of Le Charivari
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Morphing is a special effect in motion pictures and animations that changes (or morphs) one image into another through a seamless transition. Most often it is used to depict one person turning into another through some magical or technological means or as part of a fantasy or surreal sequence. Traditionally such a depiction would be achieved through cross-fading techniques on film. Since the early 1990s, this has been replaced by computer software to create more realistic transitions.

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