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  • The phable of a busted romance /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 7Jan16; MP507. Story, Tom E. Powers. Duration: 1:58 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about a workman who recovers and returns Miss Gotrox's lost purse containing 10,000 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • The first circus /

    Copyright: no reg. Main and end titles lacking. DLC Duration: 2:24 (part 1) and 3:28 (part 2) at 20 fps. During the stone-age the Stonehenge Circus entertained cavemen and women. The circus ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • W.S.S. Thriftettes /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 0:33 at 18 fps. A promotion for war savings stamps, reputed here to help confine Germany's Kaiser to a circus cage. Summary from Origin of American animation 1900-1921 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Krazy Kat, bugologist /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 14Mar16; MP573. Story, George Herriman. Duration: 3:21 at 22 fps. While in the woods studying bugs, Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse encounter a sleeping bee and an ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Notes on the Origins of American Animation 1900 to 1921 - Origins of American Animation

    by Scott Simmon Animated drawings were introduced to film a full decade after George Méliès had demonstrated in 1896 that objects could be set in motion through single-frame exposures. J. Stuart Blackton's ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages
    • Date: 1900
  • [Gertie on tour--excerpts] /

    Copyright: no reg. Additional animators, John McCay, John Fitzsimmons. Main and end titles and parts of film lacking. DLC Duration: 1:22 at 24 fps. Gertie is a dinosaur who lives in present ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • [The centaurs--excerpts] /

    Copyright: no reg. Additional animators, John McCay, John Fitzsimmons. Main and end titles and parts of film lacking. DLC Duration: 2:06 at 26 fps. A half human-half horse boy and girl meet ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • The phable of the phat woman /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 18Jan16; MP506. Story, Tom E. Powers. Duration: 2:08 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about a fat lady who attempts unsuccessfully to lose weight. Summary from M/B/RS ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Mr. Nobody Holme--he buys a jitney /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 1Feb16; MP517. Story, Tom E. Powers. Duration: 1:21 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about Mr. Nobody Holme, who warms up his sluggish automobile with the assistance ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Fun in a bakery shop /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Apr1902; H15916. Duration: 1:19 at 20 fps. The set is of the interior of a bakery. A man in a baker's hat and costume enters and begins kneading ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Never again! The story of a speeder cop /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 4Feb16; MP519. Story, Tom E. Powers. Duration: 2:01 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about an ineffectual policeman (Officer Heeler) who quits the force after a losing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • The enchanted drawing /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21656. Performer: J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:26 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Dreamy Dud--he resolves not to smoke /

    Copyright: Essanay Film Mfg. Co.; 22Jun15; MP356. Copyrighted along with Scenic picture (not on LC's copy). DLC Duration: 5:03 at 24 fps. Dreamy Dud steals a man's pipe because he is fascinated ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Mary & Gretel /

    Copyright: no reg. Approximate release date from nitrate edge code. DLC Duration: 4:02 (part 1) and 2:51 (part 2) at 20 fps. From Origin of American animation 1900-1921 notes: Alice in Wonderland ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Origins of American Animation

    The development of early American animation is represented by this collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages
    • Date: 1900
  • Bobby Bumps starts a lodge /

    Copyright: Bray Studios, Inc.; 21Sep16; MP723. Duration: 5:15 at 24 fps. Bobby Bumps plays a trick on his friend who wants to be initiated into his lodge. When his friend outsmarts him ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Keeping up with the Joneses. [Men's styles] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:34 at 22 fps. "Mutual program." A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Krazy Kat goes a-wooing /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 29Feb16; MP557. Story, George Herriman. Duration: 2:15 at 22 fps. Krazy Kat's serenade outside the window of Ignatz Mouse meets with a barrage of bricks. Summary from ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Mar17; MP893. Original release was tinted. Duration: 3:23 (part 1) and 2:50 (part 2) at 22 fps. Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Keeping up with the Joneses. [Women's styles] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:49 at 22 fps. "Mutual program." A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915