Winsor McCay 1906
Zenas Winsor McCay (c. 1867-71 or September 26, 1869 - July 26, 1934) was an American Animator, and Cartoonist who performed Chalk Talks for Vaudeville shows. He pioneered various animation techniques that would be used from days to come.

Personal HistoryEdit


Winsor McCay's beloved character, Little Nemo from his comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland was revived in 1989 by Japanese Producer Yutaka Fujioka, who approached McCays decendents for permission to create a film. For years Yutaka Fujioka had dreamed of creating an animated film version of the comic strip, that had been created by the father of modern animation. In 1989 the film, Nemo, was released in Japan, and three years latter in the US under the title, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland.

Style of McCay's WorkEdit


  • Cycling
  • Keyframes
  • Inbetweening
  • Registration Marks
  • List a work in progress, in need of checking before finalization.

Animated FilmographyEdit

Title Year Run Time
Little Nemo 1911 00:10:34
How a Mosquito Operates 1912 00:05:39
Gertie the Dinosaur 1914 00:12:19
The Sinking of the Lusitania 1918 00:12:07
Bug Vaudeville 1921 00:13:46
The Pet 1921 00:11:48
The Flying House 1921 00:06:18
The Centuars 1921 00:03:01
Gertie on Tour c. 1918 - 21 00:01:24
Flip's Circus c. 1918- 21 00:08:10
Performing Animals c. 1922 - 27 ---

Notes: Performing Animals has not survived, The Centuars only survives in fragments, and Gertie on Tour was never finished.