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  • Most of these movie clips can be downloaded straight from the Library of Congress Short Animation Collection
    The links are here only as a convenience to the student. If you have trouble accessing the files from this page,
    try right clicking and downlowading or try going straight to the Library of Congress page.

    1884 - 1885

  • The Eadweard Muybridge Father of the motion picture

    Animation - Chronological Title List:

    1900

  • The Enchanted Drawing (© November 16, 1900, Thomas A. Edison) J. Stuart Blackton

    1902

  • Fun in a Bakery Shop (© April 3, 1902, Thomas A. Edison)

    1906

  • Humourous Phases of Funny Faces (© April 6, 1906, The Vitagraph Co. of America) J. Stuart Blackton

    1915

  • [Menís Styles] from Keeping Up with the Joneses (1915, Gaumont)

  • [Womenís Styles] from Keeping Up with the Joneses (1915, Gaumont)

  • He Resolves Not to Smoke from Dreamy Dud Series (© June 22, 1915, Essanay Mfg. Co.)

    1916

  • The Phable of a Busted Romance (© January 7, 1916, International Film Service, Inc.)

  • The Phable of the Phat Woman (© January 18, 1916, International Film Service, Inc.)

  • Mr. Nobody Holme--He Buys a Jitney (© February 1, 1916, International Film Service, Inc.)

  • Never Again! The Story of a Speeder Cop (© February 4, 1916, International Film Service, Inc.)

  • Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing from Krazy Kat Series (© February 29, 1916, International Film Service, Inc.)

  • Krazy Kat--Bugologist from Krazy Kat Series (© March 14, 1916, International Film Service, Inc.)

  • Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus from Krazy Kat Series (© March 17, 1916, International Film Service, Inc.)

  • Bobby Bumps Starts a Lodge (© September 21, 1916, Bray Studios, Inc.)

    1917

  • Mary & Gretel from Motoy Films Series part 1 (1917, Toyland Films)
  • Mary & Gretel from Motoy Films Series part 2 (1917, Toyland Films)

  • The Dinosaur and the Missing Link, A Prehistoric Tragedy part 1 (© March 24, 1917, Thomas A. Edison, Inc.) Willis O'Brien†††††
  • The Dinosaur and the Missing Link, A Prehistoric Tragedy part 2 (© March 24, 1917, Thomas A. Edison, Inc.) Willis O'Brien†††††

    1918

  • Policy and Piepart 1 from Original Katzenjammer Kids Series (1918, International Film Service, Inc.)
  • Policy and Piepart 2 from Original Katzenjammer Kids Series (1918, International Film Service, Inc.)

  • W.S.S. Thriftettes (ca. 1918, BDF Films)

    1919

  • AWOL--All Wrong Old Laddiebuck part 1(ca. 1919, American Motion Picture Co.)
  • AWOL--All Wrong Old Laddiebuck part 2(ca. 1919, American Motion Picture Co.)

  • Dud Leaves Home from Us Fellers Series (© October 9, 1919, Bray Studios, Inc.)

    1921

  • The Centaurs [fragment] (1921, Rialto Productions)

  • The First Circus part 1 from Tony Sargís Almanac (1921, Herbert M. Dawley)
  • The First Circus part 2 from Tony Sargís Almanac (1921, Herbert M. Dawley)

  • Gertie on Tour [fragment] (1921, Rialto Productions)

    Father of the Motion Picture: Muybridge
    Fathers of animation: Blackton, Cohl, McCay
    Father of Felix the Cat: Otto Messmer

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