Thursday, November 6, 2014

Gertie the Dinosaur -- November 6, 2014

Moving Picture World, 07-November-1914

Cartoonist Winsor McCay, famous for Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, was a pioneer animator.  100 years ago he made "Gertie the Dinosaur."  He toured with it in vaudeville, then released a version to theaters.  In the framing story, McCay bets his friend George McManus, creator of Bringing Up Father, that he can bring a dinosaur to life in drawings.  "Gertie" was not the first animated film and it was not McCay's first animated film. 

Moving Picture World, 14-November-1914

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