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Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

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Winsor McCay

Writer:

Winsor McCay
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Cast

Cast overview:
Winsor McCay ... Winsor McCay
George McManus ... George McManus
Roy L. McCardell ... Roy McCardell
Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan ... Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan
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Storyline

Winsor Z. McCay bets another cartoonist that he can animate a dinosaur. So he draws a big friendly herbivore called Gertie. Then he get into his own picture. Gertie walks through the picture, eats a tree, meets her creator, and takes him carefully on her back for a ride. Written by <isa013@advs2.gm.fh-koeln.de>

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According to science this monster once ruled this planet. Skeletons now being unearthed measuring from 90 ft. to 160 ft. in length. An elephant should be a mouse beside Gertie. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gertie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In animation historian Jerry Beck's 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors, this cartoon was rated the sixth greatest cartoon of all time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gentleman: We've got a puncture. Let's go into the museum while he fixes it.
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Connections

Referenced in Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) See more »

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Will create mirth
4 July 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Another unique offering which will create mirth wherever it is exhibited. In this film George McManus bets Windsor McCay on a trip which they take through the Museum of Natural History, that he cannot, as per McCay's boast, draw a picture of the mammoth Dinosarus and make it live again. McCay wins the bet, and the result of his work as presented by the Box Office Attraction Co. is one of the most entertaining examples of the animated cartoon ever presented. - The Moving Picture World, January 9, 1915


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