Gertie the DinosaurDirected by:
Winsor McCayAnimated by:
Windsor McCayBackgrounds by:
Winsor McCayRelease date:
12 min (general release version)Color process:
This silent B&W film, comprised of live action and animation, follows Windsor McCay’s bet that he can return a dinosaur to life through the spectacle of animation.
Gertie the Dinosaur was the “first universally popular cartoon release,” according to the website for The New York Times.