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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:

Winsor McCay (comic strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland"), Winsor McCay (screenplay)
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Cast

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Winsor McCay Winsor McCay ... Himself
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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

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1911 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Nemo See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (hand-colored)| Black and White | Black and White (tinted) (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Winsor McCay worked four years, made 4000 drawings and hand-colored the 35mm frames. See more »

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A Dynamite Performance
10 September 2002 | by Prof_LostiswitzSee all my reviews

This is a really ingenious combination of vaudeville and cartoons. It starts with Winsor McKay making a bet that he can produce a moving picture within a month; then we see him loading up with giant barrels of ink, boxcarloads of paper etc., the whole slapstick routine. At the end, we see his drawings gradually come to life and we get a genuine little animated cartoon. Anybody who enjoys a good laugh will get a kick out of this one; it's a surprise to see that cartooning could be so sophisticated in 1911.


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