Winsor McCay
2018 | 7 min
GERTIE THE DINOSAUR (1914) is considered the first-ever character animation film, created by pioneering American cartoonist, animator, and impresario, Winsor McCay. In the film, Gertie interacts with her surroundings but also with her creator, McCay, who stands on stage in front of the screen. As a curtain call, McCay “enters the screen” and becomes an animated character to ride on top of Gertie.