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Winsor McCay (1871–1934)

Like many pioneers, the work of 'Winsor McCay' has been largely superseded by successors such as Walt Disney and Max Fleischer but he more than earns a place in film history for being the American cinema's first great cartoon animator. He started out as a newspaper cartoonist, achieving a national reputation for his strips 'Little Nemo in ... See full bio »

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(age 62) in Brooklyn, New York, USA

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 2012 Perdu dans l'âge d'or (Short) (character)
 1922 The Midsummer's Nightmare (Short)
 1921 Flip's Circus (Short)
 1921 The Centaurs (Short)
 1921 Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: Bug Vaudeville (Short) (comic strip "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend") / (screenplay)
 1921 Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet (Short) (comic strip "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend") / (screenplay)
 1921 Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Flying House (Short) (comic strip "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend") / (screenplay)
 1918 The Sinking of the Lusitania (Short) (writer)
 1914 Gertie the Dinosaur (Short)
 1912 How a Mosquito Operates (Short) (comic strip "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend") / (screenplay)
 1911 Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (Short) (comic strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland") / (screenplay)
 1906 Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (Short) (comic strip)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Little Nemo. Musical comedy. Music by Victor Herbert. Book by Harry B. Smith. Based on the cartoons of Winsor McCay. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Orchestra under the direction of Max Hirschfeld. Directed by Herbert Gresham. New Amsterdam Theatre: 20 Oct 1908- 23 Jan 1909 (111 performances). Cast: Dave Abrams (as "Gladys, the cat/... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Winsor MacCay | Winsor Z. McCay | Winsor McKay
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Personal Quote:

Animation should be an art, that is how I conceived it. But as I see what you fellows have done with it is make it into a trade - not an art, but a trade. Bad luck.

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