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Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

US 12m, B&W, Silent
Director: Winsor McCay; Cast: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy McCardell

Gertie the Dinosaur is a short film that contains both live action and animation which begins at the Museum of Natural History in New York with McCay proclaiming that “he can make the Dinosaurs live again by a series of hand drawn cartoons”. The result of his work, which is shown at a dinner party is a simple line drawn fluidly animated sequence in which Gertie “performs” for McCay at his command. The technical innovations used in the production of Gertie would be widely copied, and contributed to the advancement of animated films (Klaus Ming May 2017).


2 comments on “Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

  1. nicolaskrizan

    The build-up seemingly never ends, and there is only around six minutes of animation in total. But the drawings are beautiful, and Gertie is such a lovely creature!

    • Klaus

      I really enjoyed Gertie having a long interest, and some experience, in making Super 8 animated films.

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