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Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

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Winsor Z. McCay bets another cartoonist that he can animate a dinosaur. So he draws a big friendly herbivore called Gertie. Then he get into his own picture. Gertie walks through the picture, eats a tree, meets her creator, and takes him carefully on her back for a ride. Written by <isa013@advs2.gm.fh-koeln.de>

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According to science this monster once ruled this planet. Skeletons now being unearthed measuring from 90 ft. to 160 ft. in length. An elephant should be a mouse beside Gertie. See more »


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A counterfeit version of this film has surfaced. It is very similar to the original, except the background is in grey instead of white, and there is a sequence with a monkey climbing a tree. See more »

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[first lines]
Gentleman: We've got a puncture. Let's go into the museum while he fixes it.
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Referenced in Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989) See more »

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Somewhat repetitive, But still worth seeing
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It is a cliché of his earlier work following the same premise as "Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics" from 1911 where he made a bet with some colleagues that he can make a moving picture from his drawings. It also includes the same gag of someone dropping/knocking over stacks of thousands of papers. Gertie the Dinosaur's movements are quite repetitive and not nearly as incredible as some of McCay's earlier work. It doesn't have 12 minutes worth of material, and would have been better if its running time was cut in half. It is still very impressive for its time but not nearly McCay's best work.


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