Saturday, September 10, 2011

Of Mice and Magic: The Cartoons #2

This time around, we start with Windsor McCay's "Gertie the Dinosaur," released in 1914, and causing a sensation! Many have said that this one cartoon launched the animation industry.


Quite a bit different was McCay's "The Centaurs," in which McCay was going for realism, as seen in this fragment of the cartoon:


Even more in the realism effort was McCay's "The Sinking of the Lusitania," seen below:


Next time: Rube Goldberg!

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