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Gertie the Trained Dinosaur
Also known as [Gertie the Dinosaur]
(1914) American
B&W : Short film
Directed by Winsor McCay

Cast: Winsor McCay [himself], George McManus [himself]

Animation by Winsor McCay. / Premiered February 1914 as part of McCay’s vaudeville act. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Animated film intended for exhibition with live actor on stage (originally McCay himself). The prologue section with cartoonists was shot at Riesenweber’s Restaurant in New York, New York.

Comedy: Cartoon.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive (American Film Institute / Paul Killiam collection) [35mm positive (850 feet)]; and in La Cinémathèque Québécoise film archive [comprised of remaining 35mm positive and 16mm reduction positive elements].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animation [paper] - Dinosaurs

Listing updated: 26 September 2012.

References: Film viewing : Blum-Silent pp. 14, 27; Bohn-Light p. 217; Everson-American pp. 208-209, 368; Lahue-Collecting p. 49; Perry-British p. 44; Shipman-Cinema p. 40 : Website-LoC : Other-McCay.

Home video: DVD.

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