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    Winsor McCay Gertie the Dinosaur Animation Art Original Art (1914). Two sequential drawings of Gertie and a mastodon, from Winsor McCay's classic early cartoon, arguably the first animated film to feature a character with an appealing personality, which paved the way for later successful cartoon characters like Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse. Gertie the Dinosaur has been named #6 in Jerry Beck's list of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time. It premiered on February 8, 1914, and originally featured McCay himself "interacting" with his Diplodocus heroine; eventually, a filmed live-action prologue of McCay and friends was added and the cartoon went into general distribution. Included are drawings on rice paper numbered 75 and 76, each with an image area measuring approximately 7.5" x 6", and are matted and framed to an overall size of 11" x 23.5", marked as being from the personal collection of Golden Age comics publisher, Harry "A" Chesler. A note included in the matted art incorrectly dates the cartoon from 1909. The art is in Excellent condition, save for a visible tear in the upper corner of #75, well outside the image area.

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    November, 2009
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