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Archive for March, 2012

MIDTERM- Enduring Qualities of Gertie the Dinosaur (Revisited)

Upon first glance, Winsor McCay’s Gertie the Dinosaur (1) does not have a lot going for it. The cartoon, created in 1914, is in black and white, has no vocal sound (you need to read title cards), and has inconsistent animation (the background shimmers from time to time). But despite these qualities, Gertie, even today, […]

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When I think of films with toon characters interacting in the real world, I think of the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Touchstone, 1988). The film’s main star is not only brought to life with superb animation and great special effects, but with his interactions with humans and the real world environment. I find that […]

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