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Animation from 1908 - 1928 »

Steve Cavalier | Thursday September 22, 2011

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, Animation, 1908-1928

Windsor McCay and The Silent Animation Boom

Windsor McCay

In New York Windsor McCay was a successful newspaper cartoonist of the time, his most popular strip being ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland’, a brilliantly designed and illustrated full page colour comic strip. He spent four years turning this into a cartoon ‘Little Nemo’ (1911) which was met with much success and followed this with ‘Gertie the Dinosaur’ (1913) which became a sensation of the day. When McCay showed ‘Gertie the Dinosaur’ he would appear alongside the film onstage carrying the bullwhip and...

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