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Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921


Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921

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According to the website, "The development of early American animation is represented by this collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921.  The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings.  They point to a connection between newspaper comic strips and early animated films, as represented by Keeping Up With the Joneses, Krazy Kat, and The Katzenjammer Kids.  As well as showing the development of animation, these films also... More
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 18, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 14, 2014
Submitter: Sue Patrick
Keywords: International Film Service, Howard S. Moss, Raoul Barre, Tony Sarg, animation, Charles Bowers, John Fitzsimmons, John McCay, Wallace Carlson, Rialto Productions, Herbert M. Dawley, Gaumont, Gregory La Cava, Edison, Toyland Films, J. Stuart Blackton, U.S., Edwin S. Porter, Earl Hurd, Bray, Leon Searl, American Motion Picture Co., Winson McCay, Vitagraph, Harry S. Palmer, Willis O'Brien


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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