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Google Pays Tribute to Winsor McCay

posted by Nell Minow

I am so happy that Google is paying tribute to one of my favorite artists, Winsor McCay, creator of Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend.

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McCay also invented animation.

He was the one who figured out that if movies were just a series of still pictures, he could draw a series of still pictures and make a movie out of them.  He personally drew thousands of pictures for his first animated movie, about Gertie the Dinosaur.

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I was enchanted by the short films inspired by McCay Roger Ebert showed us at Ebertfest this year.  This one is by Thomas Edison, circa 1904.

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And I am proud to be a Kickstarter supporter of animator Bill Plympton’s new film about McCay.

 

 

 

 

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