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Remembering Winsor McCay

USA, 1976 (MIFF 1979)

Director: John Canemaker

Winsor McCay (1871-1934) was the greatest of the early American animators. Eighty four year old John Fitzsimmons, who assisted McCay on two of his ten films, recalls McCay's career as a comic strip artist, vaudeville performer and animation pioneer.

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