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Year
1914
Runtime
12 min.
Director
Winsor McCay
Genres
Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family, Short
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
2,089
Checks
3,659
Favs
103
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. 9 years 9 months ago
  2. MovieDearest's avatar

    MovieDearest

    Also available here in 2 parts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnuhP2URCoo 10 years 1 month ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Wonderful! Ingenious for its time. And Gertie is so cute! 7 years 3 months ago
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In 5 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #1 in Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation
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  2. This movie ranks #6 in Jerry Beck's The 50 Greatest Cartoons
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  3. This movie ranks #28 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  4. This movie ranks #51 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  5. This movie ranks #136 in Silent Era's The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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