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  • Mary & Gretel

Other Title

  • Mary and Gretel


  • "Alice in Wonderland meets the Garden of Eden in this surreal fable of a drunk rabbit, bowling dwarfs, and the two bewildered girls of the title"--Origins of American animation 1900-1921 notes.
  • "Mary & Gretel explore the forest and come across Rip Van Winkle, drunken woodsmen, and a bunny. They pluck magic flowers and a fairy appears and sends them home"--Silent animated films at the Library of Congress.


  • Moss, Howard S.
  • Toyland Films.
  • Peter Pan Film Corp.
  • AFI/Ashton (James) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Peter Pan Film Corp., [1917].


  • -  Imaginary places--Drama
  • -  Dolls--Drama
  • -  Toys--Drama
  • -  Dwarfs (Folklore)--Drama
  • -  Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character)--Drama


  • Fantasy films
  • Stop-motion animation films
  • Puppet films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films


  • -  Approximate release date from nitrate edge code.
  • -  Duration: 4:02 (part 1) and 2:51 (part 2) at 20 fps.
  • -  Adapted from a series of books entitled Motoys in life, published by Toyland Publishing Co., New York.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation, 1900-1921; McIntire, J. Silent animated films at the Library of Congress, 1995.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 530 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 530 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEB 9140 (viewing print)
  • FPE 4655 (dupe neg pic)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694019

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Moss, Howard S, Toyland Films, Peter Pan Film Corp, and Afi/Ashton. Mary & Gretel. [United States: Peter Pan Film Corp, 1917] Video.

APA citation style:

Moss, H. S., Toyland Films, Peter Pan Film Corp & Afi/Ashton. (1917) Mary & Gretel. [United States: Peter Pan Film Corp] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Moss, Howard S, et al. Mary & Gretel. [United States: Peter Pan Film Corp, 1917] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.