23 Historic Animation Movies - Krazy Kat, Fables, Katzenjammer Kids and Much More
This collection of films explores the earliest period of animated films.
It demonstrates some surprisingly surreal wit to American animation and a full range of early animation techniques.
The twenty-one films (and two Winsor McCay fragments) in this collection include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation as well as pen drawings. Beyond their artistic interest, these tiny, often satiric, films tell much about the social fabric of World War I-era America.
Here are the animations in this 1 hour 20 minute collection.
- The Enchanted Drawing;
- Fun in a Bakery Shop;
- Humorous Phases of Funny Faces;
- [Men's Styles] from Keeping Up with the Joneses;
- [Women's Styles] from Keeping Up with the Joneses;
- He Resolves Not to Smoke from Dreamy Dud Series;
- The Phable of a Busted Romance;
- The Phable of the Phat Woman;
- Mr. Nobody Holme--He Buys a Jitney; Never Again!;
- The Story of a Speeder Cop;
- Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing from Krazy Kat Series;
- Krazy Kat--Bugologist from Krazy Kat Series;
- Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus from Krazy Kat Series;
- Bobby Bumps Starts a Lodge;
- Mary & Gretel from Motoy Films Series;
- The Dinosaur and the Missing Link, A Prehistoric Tragedy;
- Policy and Pie from Original Katzenjammer Kids Series;
- W.S.S. Thriftettes;
- AWOL--All Wrong Old Laddiebuck;
- Dud Leaves Home from Us Fellers Series;
- The Centaurs [fragment];
- The First Circus from Tony Sarg's Almanac;
- Gertie on Tour [fragment]