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Gertie

Reconstruction of Winsor McCay’s original 1914 animated film, Gertie the Dinosaur
2018 | 7 min 58 sec

Selections and Awards

  • World Premiere - Closing nightAnnecy International Animation Film Festival 2018

  • Special presentation - Closing nightSommets du cinéma d'animation 2018

Winsor and Gertie at the Sommets du cinéma d’animation Closing Night event on Sunday, November 25

Images

NFB
Photo : © NFB
New original image from Luc Chamberland
NFB
Photo : © NFB
New original image from Luc Chamberland
NFB
Photo : © NFB
New original image from Luc Chamberland
NFB
Photo : © NFB
Luc Chamberland and Eloi Champagne
NFB
Photo : © NFB
Eloi Champagne, reconstruction technical director
NFB
Photo : © NFB
Luc Chamberland, reconstruction forensic animation

Credits

Gertie – Reconstruction of Gertie the dinosaur

Director
Winsor McCay

Animator
Winsor McCay

Background tracing
John A. Fitzsimmons

Assistance
John A. Fitzsimmons

Producers, reconstruction
Michael Fukushima (NFB)
Marcel Jean (Cinémathèque québécoise)

Executive Producers, reconstruction
Donald Crafton  (University of Notre Dame)
Marco de Blois (Cinémathèque québécoise)
David L. Nathan

Concept
David L. Nathan

Analytic Research
David L. Nathan

Animation prototype for the Encore
David L. Nathan

Technical Director, reconstruction
Eloi Champagne

Forensic Animation, reconstruction
Luc Chamberland

Forensic Restoration
Sylvie Marie Fortier
Éloi Champagne

Original Music Score, reconstruction
Gabriel Thibaudeau

Additional Music
Max Hoffmann

Script Adaptation
Donald Crafton

French translation
Anne Rogé

Italian translation
Maria Sole Costanzo

 

 

 

 



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    n.viau@nfb.ca

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