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Gertie on Tour (1921) (6/10)

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Gertie on Tour (1921)

Gertie on Tour (1921)

This fragment transports McCay’s signature creation, the dinosaur Gertie, into modern times as she interacts with a trolley.

And then suddenly (since the film is a fragment and so doesn’t make a ton of narrative sense, which actually lends it a strange, ethereal momentum), she’s dancing with a huge audience of fellow dinosaurs. It’s a hypnotic image that makes the whole experience.

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Written by Gustav Michalon

Gustav Michalon is a contributing writer of Toons Mag. He writes about cartoons and cartoonists.

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