Gertie the Dinosaur


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Gertie the Dinosaur

first substantial animated cartoon (1909). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 362]
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His 1914 Gertie the Dinosaur is sometimes thought to be the United State's first animated film.
The year 1914 marked the vaudeville debut of McCay's groundbreaking "Gertie the Dinosaur": the world's first feature-length animated film that told a story.
(Before Computers!)," 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.
So when he told me his recently acquired home theater sound system just wasn't doing its job--I got the impression that "Jurassic Park" might as well have been "Gertie the Dinosaur." I was almost happy about it.
The first notable animated motion picture shown in the U.S., Gertie the Dinosaur, utilized 10,000 drawings by Winsor McCay, a cartoonist for the New York American.
McCay's other comic strips were "Little Sammy Sneeze" and "Dream of the Rarebit Fiend." 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).