Inspiration is a 1949 Czechoslovakian animated short film directed by Karel Zeman. It is a wordless stop-motion film made using glass figurines. The characters in the film are stock characters from Italian commedia dell'arte.


An unnamed man, implied to be an artist, is looking at a drop of water by his window. In it, he sees the clown Pierrot being spurned by his beloved Columbine, who is riding in a horse-drawn carriage.