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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 McCay

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Winsor McCay
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Winsor McCay ... Winsor McCay
George McManus ... George McManus
Roy L. McCardell ... Roy McCardell
Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan ... Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Gertie is a cartoon dinosaur based on the brontosaurus (nowadays known as Apatosaurus) skeleton in the American Museum of Natural History. 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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Shows that ancient cartoons can still be funny
27 April 2000 | by GeneralBSee all my reviews

This short and rather old cartoon about a dinosaur is quite enjoyable. It was one of the earlier cartoons, and one of the first dinosaur movies. It may also have introduced cartoon violence to the world; Gertie chucks a mammoth named Jumbo into the ocean. I have found that it is more fun to watch the original silent version than the one with sound, although others may disagree.


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