Animation Drawing of Gertie the Dinosaur

Gertie the Dinosaur 1914 Winsor McCay Studios

Gertie the Dinosaur was originally created to be used in McCay's vaudeville performances. McCay started performing "chalk talks" on vaudeville in 1906, as a sideline to his regular newspaper cartooning. In 1911, he began presenting animated films on stage, first an animation of Little Nemo in Slumberland, then How a Mosquito Operates. Plans for Gertie were announced in 1912.

Animation Drawing of Gertie the Dinosaur

 
Film title: Gertie the Dinosaur
 
Image title: Sold - Gertie the Dinosaur at Play
 
Year: 1914
 
Width of Image: 8.00 inches
 
Height of Image: 6.00 inches
 
Width of Art: 8.00 inches
 
Height of Art: 6.00 inches
 
Price: $5,000.00
 
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Gertie the Dinosaur was produced before the introduction of later time-saving techniques such as cel animation. To create the film, McCay himself drew thousands of frames of Gertie on individual 6.5 x 8.5 inch sheets of rice paper. He hired neighbor and art student John A. Fitzsimmons to draw the backgrounds. Fitzsimmons carefully re-traced the rocks, lake and tree from a master drawing onto each sheet of rice paper.

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