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

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 8 April 1911 (USA)
Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

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(comic strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland"), (screenplay)
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Winsor McCay ... Himself
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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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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Bob Sledding (1911). See more »

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Incredible Animation, Impressive Even Over a Century Later
1 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Winsor McCay is one of the greatest cartoonists of all time, and, by proof of this short film, one of the earliest and greatest animators also. He is famous for his surreal dreamy cartoons like "Little Nemo in Slumberland" and "Dream of the Rarebit Fiend," but this was his debut in animation and he executed it perfectly. McCay uses live action with animation to tell a story that is really about conceiving the idea of animation and proving it to his fellow colleagues. He demonstrates his mind boggling skill at freehand ink drawing and uses quite remarkable techniques in his animation. The depth, fluidness, perspective, movement and three dimensianalism puts the skill of this animation way before its time that most hand drawn cartoons still to this day cannot achieve.


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