Google Pays Tribute to Winsor McCay
Posted on October 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm
McCay also invented animation.
He was the one who figured out that if movies were just a series of still pictures, he could draw a series of still pictures and make a movie out of them. He personally drew thousands of pictures for his first animated movie, about Gertie the Dinosaur.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY40DHs9vc4
I was enchanted by the short films inspired by McCay Roger Ebert showed us at Ebertfest this year. This one is by Thomas Edison, circa 1904.
And I am proud to be a Kickstarter supporter of animator Bill Plympton’s new film about McCay.