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Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

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Cartoonist Winsor McCay agrees to create a large set of drawings that will be photographed and made into a motion picture. The job requires plenty of drawing supplies, and the cartoonist must also overcome some mishaps caused by an assistant. Finally, the work is done, and everyone can see the resulting animated picture. Written by Snow Leopard

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8 April 1911 (USA)  »

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Little Nemo  »

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Winsor McCay worked four years, made four-thousand drawings, and hand-colored the 35mm frames. See more »

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Version of Little Nemo: The Dream Master (1990) See more »

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Breathtaking...
19 June 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Suddenly seeing Little Nemo and his friends from Slumberland come alive took my breath away and almost brought a tear to my eye. This is pure cinematic magic: ingenuous, fantastic, and charming. Like peeping into a world of harmless ghosts and fairies.

As someone else has pointed out in this forum, the action of LITTLE NEMO unfolds unrestricted by narrative conventions. Nemo and Flip stretch as if they're waking, and for a viewer today, that's where the marvel is. Nemo wakes in 1911 into the world of moving, hand drawn pictures and, after so many years of neglect, he wakes, again, for us.

Well, I could just go on for days expressing my enchantment with this jewel from the past.

Musidora


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