175 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Animation / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
La Carte Dansante (The dancing card) selection appears on the wall, goes left and right and up until the card vanishes and appears again, thread and duplicate
1784 13
A Card having been withdrawn and replaced, to call it from the Pack, and to make it come to you of its own accord thread, tabled rising card from spread
1876 117
The Jumping Cards "Two or three Cards having been drawn, returned, and shuffled, to make them jump out of the Pack"
using prop box
1876 130
Jumping Cards "To Make Selected Cards Jump out of the Pack"
king of mechanical houlette
1889 168
The China Plate and Flying Cards deck laid on plate, selections fly out horizontally
Related to 1889 185
The Walking Card named card moves from spread out cards on table
1890 126
Professor Hoffmann The Spiritualistic Ball, Ring and Card rod in stand, ball with hole placed on it, ball moves upwards and downwards, then jumps off, same with ring, card also rises up and down the rod
Related to 1890 395
Die gehorsamen Karten No. 23, three selections jump out of deck held in one hand one by one into other hand, thread across stage
1895 28
Die wandernde Karte No. 46, card moves around on table and follows performer
1895 55
Die materialisierte Geisterhand No. 9, doll hand pulls selected cards out of deck
Related to 1895 75
Die springenden Karten cards jump or rise out of (gaffed) deck
1896 173
Das bezauberte Karten-Foulard deck placed on (gaffed) plate, selections shoot out of deck (really plate)
Related to 1896 202
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neuester Kartensteiger four selection, corner torn off one, first picture card rises and its picture moves on the card, second rises reversed and visible reverses, third card is blank card and visible prints itself, fourth card with missing corner, corner visibly restores
Related to 1896 210
Der magnetische Zauberstab selected card jumps out of deck
1896 215
Die dressierte Karte card rises or jumps out of envelope
1896 216
The Terpsichorean Card card stands upright on table, then even dances to music
Related to 1897 92
The Acrobatic Cards four cards jump out of borrowed hat
Related to 1897 180
The Flying and Obedient Card wide distance boomerang card, thread
Related to 1897 194
Der Kartenteller No. 5, three cards chosen, deck placed on plate and covered with paper or handkerchief, selections shoot out from plate into audience one by one, secret mechanism at bottom of plate
Related to 1900 68
Jumping Card from Deck card sleeve with rubber band in deck, rubber band locked until needed, then card jumps out
June 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6)
Resurrection of the Cards four selection burnt, ashes in glass, restored cards "walk" out of glass
1909 207
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Der fliegende Gedanke selection flies out of deck, spring mechanism
Also published here 1910 194
To Make Selected Cards Jump Out of the Pack cards jump out of a special card box apparatus
1911 118
Stanley Collins The Siamese Bloodstone deck in hat, which is balanced on edge of a plate, selected cards jump from hat
1915 41
Tom Sellers A New Jumping Card Trick jumps from pack
1934 3
A Rising Card card pushed down in tapered glass rises out again, pressure
1937 93
Cardini Method No. 8. The Cardini Rise card jumps out of hat
1938 397
Dr. William Weyeneth Dr. Weyeneth plauder über: Kartenkunst two card effects
  • one of five cards selected, performer places cards in pocket and removes four, selection remains in pocket
  • deck placed inside hat, selection is made to jump out
Sep. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Al Baker The Walking and Jumping Card thread
Also published here 1941 24
John Prince Mendes Shooting Card card shoots out of deck which is held by spectator in performer's hand, reel
1945/27 132
Rising Cards out of Hat selections rise out of hat
1945/27 152
Harlan Tarbell Haunted House Rising Cards deck put in small house, selections rise through chimney...
1945/27 154
Nu Presentation card shoots out of deck
Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries)
Clayton Rawson Spirit Script name of chosen card appears on card, deck moves, plate lifter
Nov. 1947 368
Tony Lopilato "Yeast" Pack cards kind of rise inside of handkerchief, using spring
1948/27 97
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop card is pushed in center and comes out by itself transformed, it helps to have a belly
Related toVariations Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 226)
Al Baker The Card from the Hat thread
Also published here 1951 14
Charly Eperny Der böse Blick bulldog clips with various cards on rod, clip with selection turns upwards
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4)
Dai Vernon, Al Baker The Walking and Jumping Card card "walks" out of a hat and jumps out of it
1959 33
Matt Schulien The Invisible Hair two halves held stepped in one hand, selection moves slowly down into view
1959 32
Al Baker Card from Hat thread
1961 53
Edward Marlo Spin Cut Stunner deck cuts itself at fingertip peeked at card
1962 53
Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Effect 12 - Thought Force borrowed deck, selection jumps off deck, see also page 27
1968 22
Edward Marlo Effect 1 top card jumps to selected side (left or right)
1968 25
Edward Marlo Effect 2 card jumps off top of deck, twice, double jumps from deck
1968 26
Edward Marlo Effect 3 two selections, first jumps off deck, transforms into second, first from pocket
1968 26
Jon Racherbaumer Flipped Out selection slides out of spread and turns over
1968 36
Jon Racherbaumer, Gene Gordon Sprite Sleight (or Glorpy Rides Again) deck underneath handkerchief, card moves and turns over on top of deck
Variations 1968 38
Edward Marlo The Gone Ghost silk over deck, glorpy type movement, then selection (ghost) gone
1968 42
Jon Racherbaumer Flambeau-Flam deck in flash paper, burnt, selection pops out on top
1968 57
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Flambeau-Flam - String Version deck tied with flash string, burnt, selection pops out on top
1968 58
Val Andrews With a Reel ---- "The Sporting Gambler!" No. 8, discarded card jumps back into spectator's hand
1970 (ca.) 6
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental five cards on table, thought of card starts to move
Inspired byAlso published here 1971
Magick (Issue 35)
Jay Ose, Frank Garcia Shoot-Out Poker Royal Flush shoots out of the deck, secret rubber band
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1972 84
Karl Fulves Accursed Card cased deck moves beneath translucent handkerchief, turns over in deck
1973 59
Dick Zimmerman Crystal Card Box deck in clear box, selection comes out of the deck, pushes the lid open and falling on the table
1973 11
Peter Kane Pack Jumps From Case rubber band in case
1975 23
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental one of five thought of card starts to move by itself
Inspired byAlso published here 1975 133
Psychic Magnet No. 39, card rises up under handkerchief with pencil held to top
1976 59
Gene Maze Jack In The Box card literally leaps up out of the case
1977 344
Paul Curry By Any Other Name the initials of a thought of card appear on a joker (Glorpy)
1977 32
John C. Wagner Spectral Silk card reveals itself underneath handkerchief, glorpy
Related toVariations 1978 28
Eine Karte kriecht aus dem Spiel card moves out of a spread
1978 61
Jumping Card deck in wooden box, selection jumps out
1978/76 60
Karl Fulves Animation I card pushed into deck, Ace moves out in weird way, z-gaff
1979 1
Karl Fulves Animation II "animated version of the Cannibals & Missionary theme", cards half sticking out of deck chase each other, w-gimmick
1979 2
Father Cyprian Jumping Card Box card in box transposes with card on top of deck, box jumps off deck
1979 15
Father Cyprian, Karl Fulves Cyprian/Fulves Method card in box transposes with card on top of deck, box jumps off deck
1979 18
Karrell Fox Instant Replay - Card to Pocket last card can be seen visibly crawling over chest
Related to 1979 249
Paul Harris Tuning Fork flourish revelation in incomplete faro condition
  • The Shuffle
  • The Peek
  • Assembling the Tuning Fork
  • The Control Panel
  • The Rise
Also published here 1980 101
Karl Fulves Mexican Revolution tabled spread turns over by itself, posed as a problem
Interlocutor (Issue 41)
Karl Fulves Penny Compass card with arrow on it spins by itself towards north, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 41)
Bill Wisch Gravity Fan fan is made one-handed and appears to form itself
1981 18
Majax Uncanny card turns over from itself at fingertips
1982 72
Rick Johnsson Half Azis half-card, card jumps half-way out, then travels to case
1982 23
Gary Inglese Tale of the Sufi Tarot card seems to breath, lift up and falls down on table
Apr. 1982
Magick (Issue 305)
Al Mann Impromptu Objects apparently move, self-cutting deck
  • A book flies away when the hand of the psychic approaches it
  • The same move can be made with a deck of cards or business cards
  • By the same move a pencil is made to fly away also
  • Business cards (or playing cards) fly away as the hand of the sitter approaches
  • Apports
1982 2
Eugene Burger Seance "glorpy" and "out to lunch"
VariationsAlso published here 1982 93
Roy G. Vasquez Unique card(s) jump out of card case, ungaffed
Oct. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 10)
Paul Harris Bee Bop card case makes back flip
1983 11
John Kennedy Animated Card Location three selections, one rises from pocket, second shoots from deck, last rises from deck and floats into hand
1983 12
Ali Bongo Revolving Card Fan / Revolving Anything cards, bill, pack of cigarettes revolve on palm-up hands
1983 11
Father Cyprian Psychokinetic Card card apparently folds itself on spectators palm
Arcane (Issue 12)
Paul Harris Fan Dance spectator's initials on small piece of cardboard, it moves up and down a fan and vanishes, initials appear on selection
1984 50
Peter Kane Seance Shuffle deck under handkerchief starts to shuffle itself
1984 86
Doug Edwards, Joe Berg The Stunning Jumping Jack card jumps out as deck is riffled, half card on thread
Also published here Jan. 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 1)
David Britland Daedalus animation of perpendicular card, sympathy presentation, devano
1986 20
Eugene Burger Seance Revisited "glorpy" and "out to lunch"
Inspired byRelated to 1986 145
Ian Baxter Gold Diggers of 198? selection jumps out from between selection cards
July 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 7)
Ken Krenzel, Hippie Torrales Hippie Torrales' Magnetic Spinner - Krenzel Variation deck floats on finger and moves
Related to 1987 15
Ken Krenzel 180° Magnetic Spin deck floats on finger and moves
1987 17
Karl Fulves Cards Jumping from Mug effect description, seen from an unnamed magician, posed as a problem
1987 15
David Britland Angel Aces four Aces leap out of deck one by one, elastic thread loop
Variations 1988 28
Ben Harris Static two cards apparently repel and attract each other on top of deck
1988 16
Ben Harris Geller Card card bends visually
1988 18
Scotty York The Frog Trick card reveals itself underneath handkerchief with help of card folded into frog, glorpy
  • Additions (frog changes into caricature of performer)
  • Bonus Routine (two folded frogs produce baby frogs in the handkerchief)
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 3
Dai Vernon The David and Goliath Deal Aces shoot out of the deck, hidden rubber band
Variations 1989 111
Jerry Sadowitz Fetch! Ace of Spades runs around edge of fanned deck to find selection
1989 3
Ken Krenzel Royal Headache card on top of deck moves
Inspired by 1990 115
Ken Krenzel Witch's Spit one of five cards selected, it moves forward by itself
Inspired by 1990 118
Ken Simmons Simmons's Handling of "Sprite Sleight" (or Glorpy Rides Again!) deck underneath transparent handkerchief, card moves and turns over on top of deck, two handlings, with "Signature Addition" (bluff)
Inspired by 1990 30
Steve Pressley, Steve Hook, Steve Beam High Rise static electricity, cards stick on finger, also as a gag
1990 635
Steve Beam Steel Beams ideas with steel cards
1990 639
Jack Le Dair Rising Card Box three selections put in wooden box, lid opens by itself and one at the time, the selections were pushed out
1991 11
Stanley Collins Jumping Cards (The Siamese Bloodstone) cards jump from hat, hat is balanced on the rim of a plate
1991 24
Psycho Jumper selection jumps out of the deck, elastic between two cards
1991 25
Hiroyuki Sakai It Doesn't Fit! card flies out of box, several feet high, elastic
1992 92
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop Flourish
1992 9
Steve Dusheck Solo Flight card rises or jumps out of deck or fan, thin elastic around a single card's corners, somewhat similar to Henry Evans's gaff
1992 31
Scotty York Froggy Goes A'Courtin card reveals itself underneath handkerchief, glorpy, with card frog that changes into caricature card of performer
Related toAlso published here 1993 18
Steve Dusheck A Moving Experience five cards on a stand, chosen one falls over
1993 99
Eugene Burger The Visibly Turning Cards Rosini's Double Reverse with glorpy
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 23
Martin Gardner The Bent Playing Card
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
leaning card seems to bend, optical illusion
Oct. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop Flourish
1995 15
Guy Bavli The Bending Card single card held up bends slowly, same as Koornwinder's method
Related to 1995 1
Paul Harris Tuning Fork flourish revelation in incomplete faro condition
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2)
Marvoyan The Leaping Card card jumps from the deck
Dec. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 12)
Joe Rindfleisch Ounce Bounce empty tabled card case moves up and down at table edge
  • Trivial Application (card to case)
June 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 10)
Karl Fulves Night Moves card in center of tabled deck, covered with handkerchief, movement, card now on top
1997 26
Karl Fulves Red Moon card second from top in hand, covered with handkerchief, movement, card now on top, gimmick with two hinged cards
1997 27
Karl Fulves The Summons card in center, deck in hand, covered with handkerchief, spectator's palm on top, movement, card now face-up and perpendicular on top
1997 29
Karl Fulves Jacula deck covered, movement takes place, then card is reversed
1997 42
Karl Fulves Blue Trap deck covered with handkerchief, movement takes place, selection now inside handkerchief folds, see also p. 138 in "The Vampire Papers" for additional credits
1997 43
Karl Fulves Cristabel card signed on back and lost, deck covered with handkerchief, movement, mark now on other card outside deck
1997 45
Paul R. Semple Rising Card on Palm Effect card rises on hand to stand upward, reprinted from Sphinx, March 1913
1997 53
Frederick Braue Discoveries - Actions chapter intro
1997 1
Doug Edwards The Stunning, Jumping, Jack Selected Jack of Hearts pops out of the deck, then is found in the deck sandwiched between two black twos, then back changes color
Inspired by
  • "The Trained Card" (Joe Berg, The Joe Berg Book)
Also published here
1997 143
Martin Gardner Martin Gardner's Corner
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
stunt in which card turns face up by itself when held at opposite corners
Dec. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Ellis Stanyon The Card Jumps Out of the Envelope or the Pack No. 6, elastic between two cards
Variations 1999 33
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note some red and some black cards put in card case, red cards them jump out
Inspired by 1999 33
Ellis Stanyon The Card Thrown on a Silk Hat Jumps up and Stands on One End No. 10, trick card with elastic
1999 160
Ellis Stanyon Balancing Any Card on a Hat No. 11, card moves in hat and then stands
1999 160
Ellis Stanyon The Card Jumps Out of an Envelope No. 50, elastic, or jumps out of deck with deck held under foot
1999 185
Ellis Stanyon The Animated Card No. 17, card rises out of tabled spread
1999 211
Nathan Kranzo Invisible Elasticity Invisible rubberband suddenly appears wrapped around deck, selection penetrates deck and rubberband
Variations 1999 135
Diamond Jim Tyler The Gunslinger cowboy figure drawn on selected card, it is bent so it stands upright on the table, performer mimes shooting on it and the card falls over and has a bullet hole
Apr. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 8)
The Vortex Move standing card topples over, air pressure by moving hand
Apr. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 8)
Eugene Burger Séance "glorpy" and "out to lunch"
Also published here 2000 56
Eugene Burger The Visibly Turning Cards Rosini's Double Reverse with glorpy
Inspired byAlso published here 2000 219
Neal Elias Take Another Card spectator takes the same card, it pops out of spread as he is about to take one (gag?)
2001 50
Diamond Jim Tyler Frog Hair card stands up and falls over on performer's hand by itself
  • Scrunch Move
Also published here May/June 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Flying Thought selection flies out of deck, spring mechanism
Also published here 2002 145
John Carney Up My Sleeve last card is selection and travels visibly across chest underneath jacket
Related to 2002 82
John Carney Variations with a Hat card out of head, then card fountain without motor or thread
2002 314
Al Baker The Walking and Jumping Card thread
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
Al Baker The Card from the Hat thread
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets)
Al Baker Cards from Hat three selected cards jump out of hat
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 33 No. 3, May 1934
2003 650
Al Baker Card from the Hat - Finger Tip Method thread attached to finger tip
2003 689
Al Baker Card from the Hat - Clockwork Method mechanical
2003 690
Al Baker New Improved Rising Card from Hat
2003 690
Eugene Burger, Al Baker Al Baker's Card from the Hat - A New Look thread
2003 883
Jim Patton, David Britland A Double Shot two selections shoot out of deck as it is dribbled onto table, secret thin rubber band
Inspired byVariations Jan./Feb. 2003
The Penumbra (Issue 5)
Gordon Bruce, Jim Patton Face-Up Double Shot selections shoot out face up
Related to Jan./Feb. 2003
The Penumbra (Issue 5)
Karl Fulves Teaching The Twist rubber banded deck twists on palm
2004 78
Vanni Bossi Geller Card bending a card, two methods
2005 18
Martin Gardner William Tell bent card stands upright on table, it is "shot" over with mime gun or rubber band around box
2005 393
Bob Ostin The Cridge corner of card bends by itself, gaffed card
2005 89
Karl Fulves Card Kinetic cards in row on table, Ace of Spades next to row, rubber band stretched over it and used to move Ace along row, suddenly it moves towards selection and back and they transpose
Inspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
Prolix (Issue 1)
Joe Rindfleisch The Jiggle Case card case moves around on table
2007 469
Karl Fulves Motion Magnets "Unexplained"
cards scattered on table move towards card under hand and then cling to it when lifted, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 5)
Rubén Vilagrand My Eddy Effect card is spun on deck, then suddenly starts to spin in other direction
Related to 2008
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Robert Moreland Lipop Handling card is pushed in center and comes out by itself transformed
Inspired by 2009 46
Rich Aviles Fax Machine card moves through deck and transforms
2010 2
Wiggle Gag card moves out of fan and wiggles
2010 11
Diamond Jim Tyler Frog Hair card stands up and falls over on performer's hand by itself
Also published here 2010 243
Al Baker, Eric Evans Al Baker Meets Hofzinser's Ghost ITR (Spider Pen) method
Inspired by 2012 31
Randy Atha Pinoterae case moves by itself, signed folded card found inside, hermit crab used for animation
Aug. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 8)
Kiko Pastur Ases Soplados Aces are blown out of the deck on by one, two from spread, one in squared deck and one while cards are dribbled
2014 23
Steve Beam Bambi Revisited The padlock in the back design of a selected card unlocks after a key mysteriously rotates (and a zipper mysteriously slides open).
Inspired byRelated to 2015 36
Vanni Bossi, Tom Sellers Straight Up with a Twist card rises and spins once, secret rubber tipped pencil
Inspired by 2016 101
Jim Steinmeyer The Last Card Up the Sleeve
  • Conjuring
card visibly creeps over vest, elastic pull
Related to Feb. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 2)
Jim Steinmeyer The Ambitious Young Executive
  • Conjuring
small-packet ambitious card routine for stage, with cards in bulldog clips on a wooden rod, on which the ambitious card turns upwards ("rises")
Inspired by
  • "A Brand New Rising Cards" (Jack Hughes)
June 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 6)
Nathan Kranzo Invisible Elasticity II Invisible rubberband suddenly appears wrapped around deck, selection penetrates deck and rubberband
Inspired by 2021 65
Jack Carpenter Scanners packet rises out (pinky rise), then pivots out
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2012
2022 1114
Christian Scherer Ferrofluid routine about magnetic pen, signed card travels to top of deck, sticks to pen and ends up in card case
2022 3