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Subject: Gertie the Dinosaur and other silent era cartoons (Felix the Cat, Oswald Rabbit)

Written By: woops on 05/17/09 at 12:56 pm

"Gertie the Dinosaur" (Winsor McKay, 1914)

In 1994, it was ranked as the 6th greatest cartoon of all time from animation historians/animators ("What's Opera Doc?" being #1).

"Gertie the Dinosaur", and anything from Winsor McKay, wat way ahead of it's time since it's well animated and very detailed long before Disney animation from the 30's

As a casual animation fan (not a hardcore buff), it's still holds up to this day. Notice the characteristics of Gertie and the appearance of Jumbo.

"Hobo Hounds" a great spoof  of  early animation from "Two Stupid Dogs" (1993/1994) that looks to be from 1929

Some more classic silent animation:

A few have sound, which were added when they were rereleased during the sound era.

"Felix Gets The Can"

"Felix the Cat in Hollywood"

Check out cameos from silent era celebrities like Charlie Chaplin (honestly, the only celeb I'm familiar with in cartoon)...  Still funny.

"Puss In Boots" (Laugh-O-Gram)

"Trolley Troubles" featuring Oswald Rabbit

Featuring great 'roller coaster' effects.

"The Mechanical Cow" featuring Oswald Rabbit

"Koko's Earth Control"

"Alice's Egg Plant", featuring a live action kid in a cartoon world.

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