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Here are links to the earliest cartoons in Riochard Brody’s excellent article, “Draw Stars,” in the Dec. 30, 2019 New Yorker. (Note: Racist and other stereotypes below.)


Emile Cole, Fantasmagorie, 1908, restored. (Original)

Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, 1911:

McCay, Gertie the Dinosaur, 1914:


Max and Dave Fleischer, Out of the Inkwell: The Tantalizing Fly, 1919 (remastered):

The Fleischers, Jumping Beans, 1922 (remastered):

Wallace Carlson (Bray Studios), How Cartoons Are Made, 1919:

Wallace Carlson, He resolves not to smoke, 1914:

Gregory La Cava, The Breath of a Nation, 1919:


Joseph Sunn claymation: Green Pastures, 1919:


Wallace McCutcheon’s merging of Green Pastures with live action, in The Sculptor’s Nightmare:


Howard S. Moss stop action, Mary & Gretel, part 1, 1916:


Mary & Gretel, part 2:


Walter Ruttmann’s abstract Opus 1, 1921:


Lette Reiniger’s silhouette Cinderella, 1921:


Bryant Fryer’s silhouette Follow the Swallow, 1927:

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