7.2/10
1,227
18 user 2 critic

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

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

Writers:

(comic strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland"), (screenplay)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An animated dramatization of the notorious World War I German torpedoing of the ocean liner, Lusitania.

Director: Winsor McCay
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A hungry mosquito spots and follows a man on his way home. The mosquito slips into the room where the man is sleeping, and gets ready for a meal. His first attempts startle the man and wake him up, but the mosquito is very persistent.

Director: Winsor McCay
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Jack Brawn
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton
Stars: J. Stuart Blackton
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Comedy | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Frankenstein (1910)
Short | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley
Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. The film... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany, Jeanne d'Alcy
The Black Imp (1905)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Winsor McCay ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 1911 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Little Nemo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

(hand-colored)| | (tinted) (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Winsor McCay worked four years, made 4000 drawings and hand-colored the 35mm frames. See more »

Connections

Version of Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely Amazing Early Animation
21 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

Is this the greatest cartoon you will ever see? No. But it deserves high praise for the work that went into it, especially so early in the realm of cinema and animation. Apparently it took up to four month for these images to be colored an drawn, which is a fair amount of time for only a few minutes.

Strangely, I don't think Winsor McCay is a known name today. With his comic strip (Little Nemo) and animation (Gertie the Dinosaur), he should be seen as a film pioneer, but he does not get the same sort of recognition that Melies or Edison do. (I mean, I wouldn't put him that high, either, but who else was doing animation this early on?)


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page