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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.

Writers:

Winsor McCay (comic strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland"), Winsor McCay (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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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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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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This is the oldest animated short film to be preserved at the National Film Registry. See more »

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When McCay goes to draw his sketches in front of his friends, in close-up he is suddenly wearing a hat and the paper he draws upon becomes much smaller. See more »

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Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

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Impressive even now, for all the progress made since its creation
29 November 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

Watching this short, it is still quite fascinating to see what Windsor McCay was able to do almost one hundred years ago. The action is still quite good and it entertains even without a story line. The "plot" is that McCay is going to make a cartoon-drawings that move. The animated short had its beginnings in the work of Windsor McCay and others. McCay's work of course is of historical importance, to be sure. But most of what I've seen holds up well today, particularly bearing in mind when it was made. Worth watching. Recommended.


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