Milestone Film & Video presents on DVD and VHS
Winsor McCay: The Master Edition
Collector’s Edition: All the existing films from the great animator now newly
Available June 1, 2004
Available on VHS and DVD with great new restorations, digital masters, scores
and bonus features from Milestone for just $29.95 plus shipping and handling!
See below on how to order.
"McCay combined the abilities of a superb draftsman with the imagination of a
master story-teller … Gertie lives and she exudes the same impish charm today
that captivated audiences in 1914." —Leonard Maltin, Of Mice and Magic
"The two most important people in animation are Winsor McCay and Walt
Disney." —Chuck Jones
Winsor McCay: The Master Edition. United States. 1911-1921. 110 minutes. B&W
and Hand Colored. Music composed and performed by Gabriel Thibaudeau. ©2004
Milestone Film & Video and the Cinémathèque Québecoise.
Available June 1st, 2004
VHS and DVD Price: $29.95
DVD Bonus Features:
1) "Remembering Winsor McCay" -- the life and career of the great cartoonist
Winsor McCay is warmly recalled by his former film assistant, John
Fitzsimmons, with clips of classic McCay animated films. (18 minutes.)
2) Commentary by McCay historian John Canemaker
3) Extensive Stills Gallery!
Winsor McCay was the first master of animation and one of its greatest and
most influential artists. His films — joyous, hilarious and beautiful —continue
to delight and astonish audiences today. Milestone’s Winsor McCay: The Master
Edition features brand-new digital transfers of every surviving film by this
cinema pioneer, a new piano score by composer Gabriel Thibaudeau, and John
Canemaker’s wonderful documentary Remembering Winsor McCay (1976, 18 minutes).
McCay created a pantheon of beloved characters including Little Nemo, the
intrepid traveler in Slumberland; Nemo’s friends Flip and Impie; and the
enchanting Gertie the Dinosaur. Highlights in this collection include the stunning
hand-colored Little Nemo (1911) mastered from the only known 35mm print in
existence, and Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) which was recently restored by the
National Archives of Canada using four 35mm nitrate prints from the Cinémathèque’s
Other cinematic treasures include the funny and bizarre How A Mosquito
Operates (1912), the deeply moving The Sinking Of The Lusitania (1918), the existing
fragments of the lyrical The Centaurs (1918-21), the charming Gertie On Tour
(1918-21) and Flip’s Circus (1918-21). McCay’s final three works, all from
his surreal and bizarre "Scenes from a Rarebit Fiend" series are featured: Bug
Vaudeville (1921), The Pet (1921) and The Flying House (1921).
The DVD is an Image Entertainment release from The Milestone Collection.
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