Sep 15, 1914 · Directed by Winsor McCay. With Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. ‘Tad’ Dorgan. The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.
Gertie the Dinosaur is a 1914 American animated short film by Winsor McCay. Although not the first animated film, as is sometimes thought, it was the first cartoon to feature a …
Originally created in 1914, the same year as early black and white, silent film Birth of a Nation, and fourteen years before Mickey Mouse’s arrival, Gertie the Dinosaur is a film legend that needs to be re-birthed in the public consciousness.
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Category: Animation, Comedy
In February of 1914, “Gertie the Dinosaur” debuted in Chicago as part of McCay’s vaudeville act. McCay, brandishing a whip, would appear onstage to the right of a movie screen. He would first speak to the audience, explaining how animated films were made, photographed, and projected.