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A.k.a.
Gertie the Trained Dinosaur
Year
1914
Runtime
12 min.
Director
Winsor McCay
Genres
Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
2,089
Checks
3,589
Favs
99
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
2.8% (1:36)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. BlueVoid's avatar

    BlueVoid

    Gertie was originally created for Winsor McCay's Vaudeville act, and later this film was made, which took the cartoon and put in live action bookends to the cartoon. The setup to the cartoon, is that there is a bet on whether or not McCay can make a dinosaur come to life. He wins this bet by hand drawing ten thousand frames, and creating one of the first animations. The cartoon itself is impressive for the time. It may be a simple line drawing, but there is some great attention to detail. When the dinosaur dances back and forth, its very fluid, with every part of the dinosaur moving naturally. It's more of a demo cartoon than anything. However, packaged with the live action, it makes for an interesting look at the beginnings of animation and is a true part of cinema history. 8 years 8 months ago
  2. MovieDearest's avatar

    MovieDearest

    Also available here in 2 parts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnuhP2URCoo 9 years ago
  3. lamombi's avatar

    lamombi

    full version (works as of 23.8.14)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGXC8gXOPoU
    4 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation
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  3. This movie ranks #28 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  4. This movie ranks #51 in National Film Registry
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  5. This movie ranks #136 in The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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