Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Winsor McCay and his dinosaur

I should sing the praises of this great cartoonist and pioneer of animation, but I don’t feel prepared for such a responsible task. May I just send my Dear Readers to reliable sources and express my private opinion about wonderful animation “Gertie The Dinosaur” (1914). Any of You, who has a dog, will recognize pet-like behavior of Gertie. Isn’t it impressive? One of the first animation and already such a personality. Those little gestures, that make dinosaur live again :) I just love it! This version is a combination of   “normal film” and an animation. You can read about McCay and his film simply on Wikipedia, or look for some goodies on coconino-world site. I hope You like it!


  1. So refreshing to such lovely simplicity, in this era of flashy bombardment!

  2. Love his style! I own his Dream of the Rarebit Fiend... bed-side material! ;)

  3. You should definitely check out coconino-world site (link is in this post)