Fun Size Review: An Excursion to the Moon (1908)

Did you know that the moon is covered in cotton wool and breathes fire? If you didn’t then you probably haven’t seen An Excursion to the Moon, a charming little ripoff from the underrated Segundo de Chomon.

Sure the political undertones are stripped away and the film misses some of the better sequences of A Trip to the Moon, its obvious influence, but we do get lunar ballerinas. I think we might be ahead on the deal.

Read my original, full-length review here.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The explorers escape with a sexy lunar princess, who is thrilled to come to Earth.

If it were a dessert it would be: Homemade Oreos. Okay, so they’re a knockoff but I dare you not to eat them.

Availability: A colored version of An Excursion to the Moon has been released on DVD by Flicker Alley as part of the Méliès Encore disc and the Saved from the Flames collection.


  1. Marie Roget

    I love this charming little film and it’s fuzzy-headed Mr. Moon 😀

    Made a batch of Eclipse Cookies last eve (which turned out suspiciously similar to my usual Black ‘n White Cookies- sigh), but am totally up for giving those Homemade Oreos a whirl. They look delicious!

    Happy Eclipse Aftermath Evening to all!

  2. Marie Roget

    Welding helmets or goggles would certainly be preferable to the cheap viewing glasses our dogs grabbed and chewed to pieces post-eclipse!

    After all the prep work and gathering of blankets, picnic hamper, and neighbors to go out in the “back forty” behind our home to view the darn thing, it came over cloudy and we had zero view! It did grow quite dark however, with the clouds turning an amazing shade of dark blue (almost a purple). Hilarious that a couple of hours after Eclipse Time the skies cleared and it was blazingly sunny on our stretch of the Cali Coast for the rest of the day!

    1. Fritzi Kramer

      Oh no! So sorry to hear the clouds got in the way. I’m inland and the clouds arrived in the afternoon. I did enjoy the eerie coolness, something that I didn’t expect but should have in hindsight. It was all very nuclear winter.

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