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The Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921 on DVD

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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;
  • Humourous 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]



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