Hi! I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on free books, movies, cartoons etc that are in Esperanto? I'm trying to improve my listening and my reading skills. Thanks!
Ĉu vi jam legis la libron "la eta princo"?
Project Gutenberg offers quite a number of free ebooks, including original Esperanto works, as well as translated classics like 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Wizard of Oz': http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/eo.html.utf8.gzip
There are also at least a couple of beginner novels freely available online that have progressive difficulty:
(1) Gerda Malaperis: http://esperantofre.com/gerdakd/gerda.pdf
(2) Paŝoj al Plena Posedo: http://esperantofre.com/prenu/PasxojPosedo.pdf
Here are some free video options:
(1) Incubus (horror film from the 60s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHUfHj2lTaM
(2) Gerda Malaperis (movie version of the book): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdnSunTkzkk
(3) Pasporto al la Tuta Monda (beginner TV series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OquSnGAKYGc
(4) Peter Rabbit (not quite a cartoon, but is told with illustrations from the children's book): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8RIojo2ejAfeature=share
There is definitely no shortage of options out there. Good luck!
I just want to dis-recommend Incubus. The Esperanto spoken is horribly, horribly mispronounced. I tried convincing myself that, eh it like Shatner has an acent, but no, his pronounciation is very very bad!
On a plus note, a film of perhaps equal cinematic quality to Incubus, but with better pronounciation is Angoroj, which touts itself as the REAL first film in Esperanto. You can watch it on YouTube here link
AND, though not free, but reasonbably priced, you should check out some of the films by Christopher R. Mihm at SaintEuphoria.com. Over half of his retro-style films have an Esperanto voice track. I'd truly recommend The Giant Spider.
I agree that the Esperanto in Incubus is awful.
It is though, a perfectly good art-house horror film, with a director trying to get his Bergman on. I also think it points up Shatner's skill as an actor. He at least looks and sounds like somebody speaking normally, instead of reading off the cue cards (like about half the cast)