Gertie the Dinosaur

directed by Winsor McCay
List(s):"Fifty Greatest Cartoons"
Category: "Animation"
Year of Release:1914
Date Added:06/23/2014
Date Watched:07/09/2014
Description:Vitagraph Company of America

One of the earliest animated cartoons. Gertie the dinosaur comes out of a cave and does tricks (lifting her foot, nodding) as the artist directs her. At the end, she picks up the live-action artist and carries him off stage.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Gertie the Dinosaur

Review - Gertie the Dinosaur

I'm sure this was considered amazingly clever when it first came out. McCay used a dinosaur because, in an earlier cartoon featuring a mosquito, he'd been accused of photographing the subject and tracing it.
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