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The Centaurs (1921)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Fantasy
A female centaur (a creature half-human and half-horse) enters a clearing in the woods, and picks some flowers. She is soon met by a male centaur, and the two then romance each other. They then seek parental consent for their union.

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A female centaur (a creature half-human and half-horse) enters a clearing in the woods, and picks some flowers. She is soon met by a male centaur, and the two then romance each other. They then seek parental consent for their union.

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2 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Centaurs (1921)

This Winsor McCay short is certainly worth watching if you're a fan of his work but sadly it's only available in fragments as some of the footage has been lost over time. What we basically have are some examples of a centaurs family (half human, half horse creatures) as they walk around in the woods. Again, since the film is incomplete it's hard to know exactly what McCay was going for but there's enough footage here to at least get a good idea of what the animation was like. I thought all of the creatures looked extremely good and I thought McCay did a nice job with the style of their bodies and how the human aspect of them were added in. I also thought the background work was pretty impressive and especially early on when we see one of the creatures walking through the woods. With that said, the one thing I thought was lacking was the quality of bringing the creatures to life and making you feel as if they're real. This is something shown in McCay's earlier work but it is missing here.


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