Sunday, 12 August 2007

Little Nemo 1911

Winsor McCay animation from 1911.
Watch out for the color animation in the end!

6 comments:

-= Steamboat Willie =- said...

It doesn't matter how many times I see this. McKay was an amazing artist, and must have had a real talent for animation. I mean, the animation is really good even compared with todays standards... and he did it without cells just on ordinary sketching paper... Amazing. Simply amazing.

George Freeman said...

Does anyone know whether his "friends" were actually artists of the day or just actors?

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

I think I've read somewhere that George McManus is one of the guys. The others?
And I just realized that this one is to be found on a DVD along with several other MCCay shorts. Gotta get it now!:)

Håkan / Wakuran said...

I bought a VHS with several McCay shorts on the large Stockholm Cinemateket VHS sale some year ago. Haven't watched it tii carefully, though, so I'm not sure if this clip in included...

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Found this info on www.imagesjournal.com/
"Standing before a group of associates, who include comedian John Bunny, fellow comic-strip artist George McManus, and several Vitagraph executives,"

-= Steamboat Willie =- said...

Well. I got this film and several others on the Laserdisc McKay box. You can get it on DVD nowadays and it includes about everything McKay animated from Gertie the Dinosaur to the Mosquito...

Pretty good viewing in my opinion. Even though it is quite aged today.