Gertie the Dinosaur


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Gertie the Dinosaur

first substantial animated cartoon (1909). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 362]
See: Firsts
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featuring a century of animation art and artifacts, including a rare production sketch of Gertie the Dinosaur (regarded as the first animated character) created circa 1914.
Gertie the Dinosaur, utilized 10,000 drawings by Winsor McCay, a cartoonist for the New York American.
McCay also inspired later moviemakers with his animated films, including Little Nemo (1911); Gertie the Dinosaur (1914); Jersey Skeeters, (1916); The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918), probably the first feature-length animated film; and The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1921).