Film, Video [The centaurs--excerpts] Fragments from The centaurs

About this Item


  • [The centaurs--excerpts]

Other Title

  • Fragments from The centaurs


  • A half human-half horse boy and girl meet and fall in love. They have a baby and go home to their parents for a happy reunion.

Contributor Names

  • McCay, Winsor, direction, production.
  • McCay, John.
  • Fitzsimmons, John A.
  • Rialto Productions.

Created / Published

  • United States : [Rialto Productions?, 1921].

Subject Headings

  • -  Centaurs--Drama
  • -  Courtship--Drama
  • -  Infants--Drama
  • -  Families--Drama


  • Fantasy films
  • Animated films
  • Silent films
  • Fiction films


  • -  Additional animators, John McCay, John Fitzsimmons.
  • -  Main and end titles and parts of film lacking.
  • -  Duration: 2:06 at 26 fps.
  • -  Summary from J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress.
  • -  On reel with: [Gertie on tour--excerpts].
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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; M/B/RS preliminary catalog card; Big cartoon database WWW site, viewed March 30, 2012.
  • -  Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 136 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEA 5543 (viewing print)

Source Collection

  • AFI/Cinémathèque canadienne Collection (Library of Congress)


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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694025

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Mccay, John, John A Fitzsimmons, and Rialto Productions. The Centaurs--Excerpts. directeds by Mccay, Winsorectionuction, produceds by Mccay, Winsorectionuction [United States: Rialto Productions?, 1921] Video.

APA citation style:

McCay, J., Fitzsimmons, J. A. & Rialto Productions. (1921) The Centaurs--Excerpts. McCay, W., dir, McCay, W., prod [United States: Rialto Productions?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Mccay, John, John A Fitzsimmons, and Rialto Productions. The Centaurs--Excerpts. dir by Mccay, Winsorectionuction, prod by Mccay, Winsorectionuction [United States: Rialto Productions?, 1921] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.