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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... See more »

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Winsor McCay

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Winsor McCay ... (comic strip "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend")
 
Winsor McCay ... (screenplay)

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Winsor McCay ... producer

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Winsor McCay ... animator

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What is a mosquito's nature? A large man enters his flat; a mosquito in top hat with valise follows, entering through the window above door. The man goes to sleep; the mosquito lands next to him, opens the valise, and takes out a grinding wheel to sharpen his proboscis. Methodically, the mosquito gets one, two, then three drinks as the man tosses, slaps, turns, covers himself, and rubs the wounds. After a fourth drink, the mosquito is so full he can barely right himself. Still he has more. Bloated, he can only hover above the sleeping man's face. Suspense builds: can he launch? He's atop his victim's nose. He jettisons his valise. Will he now be light enough to escape? Written by

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Also Known As
  • Winsor McCay and His Jersey Skeeters (United States)
  • The Hungry Mosquito (United Kingdom)
  • A szúnyog működése (Hungary)
  • The Story of a Mosquito
  • Как действует комар (Russia)
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